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FC Barcelona News: 23 April 2018; Barcelona One Point from Title, Barcelona B Lose Again

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Reports: Valverde wants Barca exit | Football Espana
Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde is considering leaving the club after just one season despite being on the verge of a domestic double, say reports in Spain. The 54-year-old moved to the Camp Nou from Athletic Bilbao last summer and despite leading his side to domestic dominance this season, his relationship with the club’s board is said to be strained.

The Andrés Iniesta final | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta lifted his 31st title at Barça on Saturday. The captain scored the fourth of the game, after leaving David Soria for dead in the 50th minute. The number ‘8’ led his team in a fantastic performance that helped lift the 30th Copa del Rey in the Club’s history.

Barça consolidates their position as the King of Cups in the main European leagues | FC Barcelona
The 30 Barça Cups consolidate a considerable difference from Bayern Munich, the second team with most Cups - 18 DFB Pokal - in the main European leagues. Then come Arsenal, with 13 FA Cups, Juve, with 12 TIM Cups, and PSG, with 11 Coupes de France.

Atletico Madrid stumble again, held to goalless draw against Real Betis | ESPN
Saul Niguez was denied by the crossbar as second-placed Atletico Madrid were held to a 0-0 La Liga draw by Real Betis. Saul rattled the woodwork with a 74th-minute strike on a day when it was the visitors who created the better chances, but were ultimately made to pay for poor finishing.

Barça B 2-3 Rayo Vallecano: Beaten by the leaders | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona B came close to mounting a comeback from two goals down at home to one of the frontrunners in Division Two, Rayo Vallecano, but ultimately had no points to show for a fine battling display that leaves them third from bottom in the table with six massive games left to play.

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