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FC Barcelona News: 3 May 2018; Preparations Begin for El Clasico, Lionel Messi Reaches Milestone

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Barcelona Training and Press Conference Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Return to work thinking about El Clásico | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona returned to work. After winning the league title last Sunday at Riazor and enjoying three days of rest, Barça players trained this Thursday on the Tito Vilanova pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Andrés Iniesta, meanwhile, did specific work.

The magic of Iniesta in the Clásico | FC Barcelona
The Barça midfielder will surely take a moment to remember his most valuable contributions to the most famous clash in world football such as the 6-2 win in the Bernabéu in 2009, the 5-0 victory at Camp Nou the following year and the 4-0 win in Madrid in November 2015. In the latter, Iniesta scored what is up till now his latest goal against Barça’s biggest rivals.

EL CLÁSICO QUIZ! Who has played for both Barça and Real Madrid? | FC Barcelona
Some of the bigger names include Luis Enrique, Luis Figo, Ronaldo Nazario, Bernd Schuster, and Michael Laudrup — but can you guess the others?

Luis Suárez: Scoring in the Clásico is incredible | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez, in an interview with LaLiga, casts an eye over Sunday’s Clásico against Real Madrid which comes just a week after the blaugranes claimed the league and cup double. The Uruguayan has scored 29 goals so far this season, 23 in the league, five in the Copa del Rey and one in the Champions League.

Lionel Messi reaches 1,000 goals as a footballer | FC Barcelona
For Leo Messi, life has been all about scoring goals. It’s something he’s been doing non-stop from the time he was a little kid in his native Rosario and through to his superstar adulthood in the shirts of FC Barcelona and Argentina. And his sensational hat-trick in the league-winning 4-2 win at Deportivo last Sunday also marked his 1,000th goal as a footballer.

FC Barcelona leader in ‘doubles’ in the last 10 seasons | FC Barcelona
These days, doing the double has become synonymous with FC Barcelona. No other club in Europe’s top leagues have done it more than the blaugranes. Barça has achieved this legendary feat on five occasions, as part of the treble winning campaigns of 2008/09 and 2014/15, the LaLiga and Champions League double in 2010/11 and the league and Copa del Rey triumphs of 2015/16 and the current season.

VIDEO: Top 5 La Masia goals from April 28-29, 2018 | FC Barcelona
It was another banner weekend for FC Barcelona’s La Masia teams, and, as always, there was no shortage of goals to fill up the highlight reels! One of the teams — the Under-12B team — even clinched its league title this weekend! Congratulations to them!