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FC Barcelona News: 9 May 2018; Samuel Umtiti Out of Match Squad as Barcelona Take on Villarreal

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MATCH PREVIEW: FC Barcelona vs Villarreal | FC Barcelona
Having already clinched the La Liga title, FC Barcelona will be looking to extend a pair of already-record unbeaten streaks and move to within two games of an unprecedented undefeated season when it takes on Villarreal at Camp Nou on Wednesday night at Camp Nou in a league match that had been rescheduled due to Barça’s participation in the Copa del Rey final in late April.

Squad announced for Villarreal | FC Barcelona
The league’s not over yet. After a lively Clásico on Saturday, the Camp Nou is set for yet more action on Wednesday night as Villarreal are the visitors for an 8.00pm CET kick-off, a game that was originally postponed due to the Catalans participation in the Copa del Rey Final.

Ernesto Valverde: ‘We want to maintain our level of play’ | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde, who has led the team to the 8th domestic double in Club history this season, appeared at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, just over 24 hours ahead of Barça’s third-to-last La Liga match of the season, which comes against Villarreal.

TV times for FC Barcelona vs. Villarreal | FC Barcelona
The Camp Nou hosts a midweek game on Wednesday night, the penultimate home fixture for FC Barcelona this season. They take on Villarreal in a LaLiga Matchday 34 game rescheduled due to their participation in the Copa del Rey final. Ernesto Valverde’s side are still on course to end the season unbeaten, with further games against Levante and Real Sociedad to round off the 2017/18 campaign.

Andres Iniesta’s Barcelona status is a triumph of ability and perseverance | ESPN
Like so many others, I’m nostalgically sad that we are reaching the end of Andres Iniesta’s time in La Liga. “Don Andres” has a maximum of two more Blaugrana performances to come, including what is sure to be an emotional send-off against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on May 20.

Ter Stegen and Asenjo’s friendship among goalkeepers | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Villarreal meet this Wednesday night (8pm CEST) in a rescheduled LaLiga Matchday 34 contest. The game was postponed due to Barça’s participation in the Copa del Rey final on April 21. The title race may already have been decided, but there will be a very special duel between two of the league’s top goalkeepers: Ter Stegen and Sergio Asenjo.

Valverde addresses Dembele future at Barcelona | Goal
Asked whether Barca would consider loaning him out, Valverde insisted continuity was key to unlocking the France international’s potential. ”We have to realise he just got here. He’s had some injuries and getting playing time in our team is not easy,” he said.

Real Madrid wrong to deny Barcelona ‘guard of honour’ in El Clasico - Porto’s Iker Casillas | ESPN
“Barcelona did the pasillo at the Bernabeu 10 years ago when we won the league and I experienced that,” Casillas said. “Times have changed a lot since, but if it was up to me, I would have given the guard of honour to the team that has won the league.”

Atletico Madrid chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin ‘fed up’ with Barcelona attitude over Antoine Griezmann | Sky Sports
Marin issued his strongly-worded rebuke hours after a Spanish radio station reported that Barcelona were poised to pay the French international’s 100 million euro release clause. The Atletico CEO said the club’s stance was very clear regarding Griezmann, who has been strongly linked with a move to the Liga champions summer.

VIDEO: Top 5 La Masia goals from May 5-6, 2018 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s La Masia teams just keep chugging along, and the first weekend of May brought with it another bevy of stunning strikes.