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FC Barcelona News: 9 April 2018; Squad Announced for Roma Match, Guard of Honor Talk Continues

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Squad announcement for trip to Rome | FC Barcelona
After beating Leganés 3-1 and equalling the record 38 fixtures without defeat in La Liga, FC Barcelona turn their attention to the return leg of the Champions League quarter finals. The game is at 8.45pm CET on Tuesday and Valverde’s men are looking to defend their 4-1 advantage from the first leg at the Camp Nou.

Leo Messi equals Ronaldinho with sixth free kick of season | FC Barcelona
Current blaugrana legend matches the former. Messi adds yet another record to his collection against Leganés. The Argentinian star scored his sixth free kick of the La Liga season and he equalled Ronaldinho’s record from the 2006/07 campaign.

Messi and Iniesta near 100 Champions League games together | FC Barcelona
The pair are already the duo to have participated in the most Champions League games together, but could reach 100 appearances in the competition alongside one another if picked for the quarter final second leg against AS Roma. The record was previously held by another Barça combination: Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernández, who played together 96 times in Europe’s top club tournament.

When and where to watch Roma vs FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona visit Roma on Tuesday in a game at the Olympic Stadium in the Italian capital. The two teams meet in the second leg of the their Champions League quarter final. Ernesto Valverde’s team are looking for a place in the semi finals and have a 4-1 advantage from the first leg last week at Camp Nou.

Ramos: Madrid respect Barca | Football Espana
Zinedine Zidane confirmed before Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Atletico on Sunday that they would not perform the gesture if Barca won the title by the time they hosted Los Blancos on May 6, and Ramos made it clear he sided with his Coach.

Guillem Balague: Guard of honour row is ridiculous, plus other La Liga talking points | Sky Sports
The whole thing is quite ridiculous, because both clubs then go out in the world and talk about values, being a gentleman’s club; values being Barcelona and gentleman’s club being Real Madrid. One way they could show this is in these types of games.

Leo Messi named as World Tourism Organisation Ambassador for Responsible Tourism | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi has been named as the new Ambassador for Responsible Tourism for the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation (OMT). The announcement was made this past Saturday at the Camp Nou, in a meeting held after FC Barcelona’s game against CD Leganés and which was attended by the organisation’s Secretary General, Zurab Pololokashvili.

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