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FC Barcelona News: 1 May 2018; Barcelona Celebrate Domestic Double with Parade

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FC Barcelona Victory Parade Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona takes to the streets to celebrate league and cup double | FC Barcelona
The city of Barcelona turned out in style to celebrate FC Barcelona’s 30th Copa del Rey and 25th Liga titles, which together make the eighth domestic double. From an open-topped bus, the players toured a city centre that was packed with adoring fans waving the colours of FCB and Catalonia.

The victory parade - as it happened | FC Barcelona
Relive the open top bus tour to celebrate Barça’s 25th league title and their 30th Copa del Rey victory

Ten records set by Barça in LaLiga this season | FC Barcelona
Some of the milestones reached by Barça in LaLiga this season.

Guillem Balague column: Is a title win more credible than the Champions League? | Sky Sporst
It’s the eighth Double in their history, their seventh title in 10 years, which is close to domination in the last decade, and it’s the ninth league for Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. There are a lot of things to celebrate, but they were hit badly by the defeat against Roma. In my eyes there has been a realisation that the squad is not good enough, hence them wanting to change a third of it.

No Clasico guard of honour for Barca, insists Ramos | Goal
Real Madrid will not give La Liga title winners Barcelona a guard of honour when they meet in El Clasico on Sunday, according to captain Sergio Ramos. Barca wrapped things up in La Liga with Sunday’s 4-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna, with Lionel Messi securing all three points with two late goals to complete a hat-trick and relegate their hosts.

Should Real Madrid give Barcelona a guard of honour? And why the debate? | Sky Sports
It has been tradition in La Liga for the winners to get a guard of honour from their opponents before matches, but Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has recently said his side will not provide one in El Clasico next Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

Sevilla FC to be Spanish Super Cup opponents | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s LaLiga and Copa del Rey double means that they will take part in the Spanish Super Cup this August. The competition traditionally pits the league and cup winners against one another, but as a result of Barça winning both domestic honours, they will face Sevilla -the losing finalists in this year’s Copa del Rey.

Barcelona ace eyed in €20m permanent exit, significantly less than initial fee touted | CaughtOffside
Having impressed during his loan spell with Inter this season, Barcelona loanee Rafinha is reportedly wanted by the Italian outfit on a permanent basis. The 25-year-old made the move to Serie A in January, and has gone on to make 14 appearances for the Nerazzurri as they continue to pursue a Champions League qualification spot.