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FC Barcelona News: 27 April 2018; Andres Iniesta to Hold Press Conference, Players Return to Training

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Barcelona v Sevilla - Spanish Copa del Rey Final Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Andrés Iniesta news conference at 1.30pm CET | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona captain Andrés Iniesta will appear at a news conference on Friday at 1.30pm CET at the team’s training center. Iniesta’s appearance will be streamed live in English on fcbarcelona.com and YouTube.com/fcbarcelona.

Andres Iniesta: The story of how Barcelona signed one of the greats | Goal
Had it not been for a trip to a water park, Andres Iniesta may never have signed for Barcelona. More than 20 years on from that trip to PortAventura World, history has been written, with the midfielder have placed himself in the annals of the game as one of the all-time greats in his position and one of the lucky few to net a winning goal in a World Cup final.

Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta deserved to win two Ballon d’Ors - Sergio Ramos | ESPN
Sergio Ramos says Andres Iniesta would have won two Ballon d’Ors if he was called “Andresinho” after France Football apologised for never giving the Barcelona midfielder the prestigious award. The Ballon d’Or, awarded to the best player in the world at the end of each calendar year, has been dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the last decade.

Five challenges left in La Liga | FC Barcelona
Barça have gone 33 games without defeat in the 2017/18 season and are just five games away from going a whole Liga campaign without losing a match. That is something that hasn’t been done for 86 years and never in the modern era when teams play well over 30 games a season.

With Cup in hand, Barça turns focus towards La Liga title | FC Barcelona
With that, FC Barcelona, having rested for four days and four nights after hoisting the 30th Copa del Rey in team history, went henceforth onto the training pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, and took the first steps toward fulfilling their commandment.

When and where to watch Deportivo-FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The League returns. After winning the Copa del Rey with a superb 0-5 result against Sevilla in the final at the Wanda Metropolitano, the team returns to league competition visiting Riazor. Barça face Deportivo La Coruña (Sunday, 8.45pm CEST) in the match corresponding to the 35th day of the championship.

Barcelona want Samuel Umtiti stay but not at any cost - club chief | ESPN
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club is keen to renew Samuel Umtiti’s contract but suggested they will not pay above and beyond to keep hold of him. France international Umtiti is in the second year of a five-year deal but his relatively low release clause of €60 million has led to fears he could leave Camp Nou this summer.

Pinto: ‘I’m worried that the Cup and the League are not seen as valuable’ | FC Barcelona
José Manuel Pinto played for Barça for five and a half seasons, and he returned to the Camp Nou on Thursday for a commercial event. “I had many offers to continue playing but I refused and dedicated myself to music,” he said, thanking the three Clubs where he developed his career: Betis, Celta and Barça. He thanked Barça particularly for the opportunity they gave him, and with whom he won a total of 16 titles.