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FC Barcelona News: 23 May 2018; Looking Back at the Season, Valencia Chasing Paco Alcacer

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FC Barcelona’s 2017/18 Liga victory by the numbers | FC Barcelona
Following an extraordinary 25th league championship, we take a look at some of the other incredible digits associated with the exploits of Ernesto Valverde’s amazing team

Iniesta’s exit, Messi magic and ‘only’ a double: the story of Barca’s season | ESPN
Andres Iniesta pressed the big red button and the fireworks filled the Catalan sky, fireworks no-one anticipated nine months ago. No one expected Iniesta, for starters, to be walking away from Barcelona at the end of the same season in which he signed a lifetime contract. Few expected the Arctic Monkeys would be blared into a lit-up Camp Nou either, as pyrotechnics illustrated Barca’s third domestic double in four years.

The Final Word on La Liga: Lionel Messi shines, Girona impress, Atletico offer hope | ESPN
Barcelona aren’t only champions on merit but their title will mean a great deal when they assimilate that, rather than it being won with outrageous talent, via an established philosophy or several great footballers in their prime, this was a victory for Ernesto Valverde’s ability to figure out solutions.

Barca’s Alcacer to return to Valencia | Football Espana
Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has agreed a return to Valencia and has already begun to move back to the city, according to reports in Spain. The 24-year-old joined the Catalan giants on a five-year contract from Los Che in 2016 in a €30m deal but has struggled for game time since, scoring 15 times in 50 appearances.

Huesca, a new opponent in the First Division | FC Barcelona
Huesca secured promotion mathematically thanks to a 2-0 away win at Lugo. Next season Barça will face the Aragonese club for the very first time in LaLiga after having opened their accounts against the likes of Eibar, Leganés and Girona over the last few seasons.

Can you identify the 25 teams already into the 2018/19 Champions League? | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are guaranteed a place in Europe’s premier club competition as the defending Liga champions. But which other teams have also been confirmed for the group stage draw in August?