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FC Barcelona News: 13 May 2018; Lionel Messi Rested for Levante Trip, Barcelona B Win

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MATCH PREVIEW: Levante vs FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona faces its final road test of the season this Sunday, when it travels south to Valencia to take on 16th place Levante. Barça, having wrapped up the La Liga title two weeks ago, will be taking the field with but a single objective — one more step towards an undefeated season.

Ernesto Valverde calls upon 18 players for Levante trip | FC Barcelona
Eighteen FC Barcelona players will be making Sunday’s trip to Levante for the team’s final road game of the year and second-to-last overall. Kickoff of the Week 37 La Liga clash is at 8.45pm CEST on Sunday night.

Ernesto Valverde: ‘Levante have some incredible numbers from the last few matches’ | FC Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde praised the incredible streak of Paco López’s team towards the end of this season. “Levante have incredible numbers, with seven wins, a draw and a defeat in nine games,” he said about Barça’s next rival. “I always thought they had a better team than the table suggested.”

Valverde: Two will replace Iniesta | Football Espana
Ernesto Valverde has confirmed that Philippe Coutinho and Carles Alena will be tasked with replacing Andres Iniesta at Barcelona next season. Coutinho was a club-record signing in January, while Alena is a product of La Masia and currently helping Barca B in their bid to avoid relegation from the Segunda.

Sporting Gijón – Barça B: Victory of prestige and hope (2-3) | FC Barcelona
Barça B dominated promotion-chasing Sporting and won all three points thanks to goals from Aleñá, Cardona and Nahuel. Garcia Pimienta’s first win as coach has also given the team hope of avoiding the drop.