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FC Barcelona News: 25 April 2018; Barcelona Eying Marcos Alonso, Barcelona B Make Coaching Change

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Ernesto Valverde is 6th blaugrana to win Copa del Rey both as player and coach | FC Barcelona
Valverde won the Copa del Rey as a player back in 1990, when Barça’s coach was Johan Cruyff. Interestingly, that win for Cruyff put him into the same group, some 12 years after the Dutchman had led the team to the 1978 Copa del Rey as its star player.

Ivan Rakitic, Barça’s all-time leader in single-game finals played without having lost | FC Barccelona
Since he arrived at the Club ahead of the 2014/15 season, Barça have played in seven single-game finals: four in the Copa del Rey, one in the UEFA Champions League, one in the UEFA Super Cup, and one in the FIFA Club World Cup. In each and every one of them, the Croatian midfielder has been an integral element in the team’s lineups, while Barça has gone on to win the championship every single time.

Barcelona eyeing Chelsea star Alonso as long-term Pique replacement | Goal
Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is being considered by Barcelona as a possible long-term replacement for Gerard Pique, Goal understands. The World Cup winner at Camp Nou is set to turn 32 in February 2019 and the Blaugrana believe a man currently at Stamford Bridge is capable of one day filling a void at the heart of their defence.

Gerard López’s contract rescinded | FC Barcelona
The Club is holding a press conference on Wednesday at 1 PM central European time at the Ciutat Esportiva, to announce the appointment of the new coach, Francisco Javier Garcia Pimienta. The presentation will be made by Jose Mari Bakero and Guillermo Amor, the Club’s heads of professional youth football.

VIDEO: Top 5 La Masia goals from April 21-22, 2018 | FC Barcelona
As we pick up some steam heading into mid-spring, it seems our La Masia players have done the same, continuing to keep their feet on the gas pedal to provide us with a plethora of mouthwatering goals bearing the trademark stamp: Made in La Masia.

Barcelona U19s win UEFA Youth League: Five players to watch | ESPN
For the second time in the tournament’s five-year existence, Barca won the UEFA Youth League, beating Chelsea 3-0 on Monday. They had beaten another English side, Manchester City, in a nine-goal thriller on Friday to make the final, before an Alejandro Marques brace and a late Abel Ruiz effort propelled them to the trophy over the Blues.

Coach Barça to success with the new mobile video game ‘Kings of Soccer’ | FC Barcelona
The new ‘Kings of Soccer’ video game for mobile devices is now available. The multiplayer experience, officially licensed by FC Barcelona, allows you to be the Barça coach and gives you the chance to create your own dream team to compete against your friends and other players from all around the world.