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FC Barcelona News: 30 April 2018; Barcelona Crowned La Liga Champions

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Deportivo 2-4 FC Barcelona: Liga champions! | FC Barcelona
Needing just one point from the last five games, the title was as good as sewn up already, but it’s always better get things done sooner than later and that’s just what Barça did in the far northwest of the peninsula on Saturday night. And although the three points were not secured until late in the second half, it was a stylish finale with Leo Messi banging in a hat-trick to spark celebrations among supporters worldwide.

7th La Liga title in 10 seasons for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
This latest title, as it stands, is even more impressive than any before it. That’s because Barça’s has yet to lose a single game this season, with the 4-2 win against Deportivo extending this season’s league unbeaten start to 34 games, now putting its overall La Liga undefeated streak at a record-extending 41 games, dating back to last season.

The key moments from the 2017/18 season | FC Barcelona
Following 10 years without seeing victory at Real Sociedad’s haunted ground, Barça once again fell behind on the scoreboard, this time 2–0. But something changed for Barça, and a second-half tidal wave of four goals broke the decade-long winless stretch and gave Barça a 4–2 victory.

Lionel Messi: ‘Andrés Iniesta deserves to leave like this’ | FC Barcelona
“Iniesta deserves to leave like this. He goes with a double that is more than merited, even though we would have liked him to depart with the treble. We wish him all the best.” Words from Leo Messi, the best player in the world, following his hat trick in Riazor in which he dedicated Barça’s 25th league title, seventh in the last 10 seasons, to his team mate Andrés Iniesta.

Iniesta and Messi break Club record for most La Liga titles won | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi continue to set new records. Barça’s first two captains now have nine La Liga titles each, which is a new, all-time Club record. The two had been tied with Xavi Hernández, who won the La Liga eight times while playing for Barça.

Lionel Messi retakes Golden Shoe lead! | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi scored three goals in Sunday night’s La Liga clincher at Deportivo La Coruña, moving him past Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and back into first place in the race for the European Golden Shoe. Messi’s hat trick gives him 32 goals in La Liga this season, one more than Salah has scored in the Premier League.

Ernesto Valverde: ‘We’ve been extraordinary’ | FC Barcelona
Barça boss Ernesto Valverde could only be happy after his side secured a league and cup double in his first season in charge, and that joy was reflected in his post-match comments to the press. Here are some of the highlights: “I’m delighted because this has been a very long competition that we have been chasing since the moment we went to the top of the table. At last we’ve taken that final step towards becoming champions.”

Valverde, the 14th coach to win the league with Barça | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has won a new League title - the 25th in its history - and one which represents the first for Ernesto Valverde as Barça coach. With this championship, he becomes the 14th coach in the history of the Club to win a League, and thus joins an elite group.

These were the FC Barcelona celebrations at Riazor | FC Barcelona
Absolute joy. These were the scenes after the final whistle blew at Riazor and Barça were confirmed league champions for the seventh time in ten years, and the twenty-fifth time in total. The players immediately gathered in the centre of the pitch to form a group and sing and dance in a shared outburst of emotion.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Who has the better Clasico record? | Goal
This weekend, Barcelona and Real Madrid will lock horns for the 176th time in La Liga and it will be their 237th competitive meeting in all competitions. The Catalan side won the last meeting in December 2017 and have already wrapped up the Primera Division title, meaning only pride is at stake.

Real Madrid should give La Liga winners Barcelona a guard of honour – Alba | Goal
“It’s not a decision we take, everyone has respect for those who want to,” Spain international Alba told reporters. ”The Club World Cup was a competition we didn’t play in. At the [Santiago] Bernabeu, in the league, we have previously performed a guard of honour.

Victory parade on Monday to celebrate league and Copa success in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The tour to mark FC Barcelona 30th Copa trophy and 25th league title will begin at the World Trade Center in the city and will last around one and a half hours, passing through Drassanes square, Paral·lel avenue, Ronda de Sant Pau, Comte d’Urgell street and Sarrià avenue before ending at the Doctor Ignasi Barraquer square.