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FC Barcelona News: 8 May 2018; Andres Iniesta Set for Japan, Last Kickoff of the Season Announced

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Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta set to join Vissel Kobe in Japan - sources | ESPN
Andres Iniesta has reached an agreement to sign with Japan’s Vissel Kobe, sources have confirmed to ESPN’s Jordi Blanco. Spanish outlet Cadena Ser were the first to report the agreement between Iniesta and the J-League club. According ESPN’s sources, the 33-year-old will sign a three-year deal with an annual salary of $30 million.

Iniesta, the final Clásico | FC Barcelona
In that time he also scored three goals and created six assists and put in some memorable performances in unforgettable encounters such as the 6-2 win in the Bernabéu, the 5-0 win at Camp Nou and the 4-0 win away which included a trademark Iniesta strike which will always be remembered as his last in a Clásico.

Camp Nou color stands out in Barcelona on El Clásico Sunday | FC Barcelona
Around five minutes before kickoff of Sunday night’s fifth and final El Clásico of the season, the Camp Nou—the cavernous concrete bowl that seconds earlier was boisterously anticipating the marquee match of the season—suddenly went silent. “The light was very soft,” said photographer Santiago Garcés, who was hovering above the stadium on a helicopter when he snapped the picture. “The City was a monochromatic gray and the mosaic was colorful.”

Kick off time confirmed for the final game of the season | FC Barcelona
The final game of the season now has a kick off time and a date. The LFP (Spanish Football League) has announced the kick off times for the final weekend of the league season in which FC Barcelona will face Real Sociedad at Camp Nou on Sunday, 20 May at 8.45pm CEST. The game will be a special one for Andrés Iniesta as it will be his last as an FC Barcelona player.

Villarreal to give Barcelona guard of honour after Real Madrid refusal | ESPN
Villarreal will give La Liga champions Barcelona the guard of honour rivals Real Madrid refused to provide before the Clasico at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Barca sealed the title when they beat Deportivo La Coruna on April 29, and it is a tradition in Spain for the new champions to be given a guard of honour by their next opponents.

Antoine Griezmann agent spoke to Barcelona president amid ongoing speculation | Sky Sports
The Frenchman has a buyout clause of £87m (100m euros) in his contract and the Spanish media claim Barcelona are ready to pay it.In March, Griezmann said he wants to resolve his future before travelling to the World Cup this summer.