Luis Suarez: We are going for the treble | Football Espana
Luis Suarez says Barcelona are aiming to win the treble this season. He told Mundo Deportivo: “We have an obligation to try and win everything and our mentality is to try and win every title. We are through to the Copa del Rey semi finals, we have a lead in La Liga, in terms of points, and in the Champions League, we have the experience to deal with any situation.”
Marcelino: Messi gives us all joy, but not when he plays against us | Marca
Marcelino has been talking about Lionel Messi ahead of Saturday’s game with Valencia. He said: “Messi gives us all joy, except when you play against him, then he makes you suffer. He’s been playing at such a high level for many years. We’ll try to keep his time on the ball limited, but that will be very difficult.”
Referee for Barcelona vs Real Madrid cup clash appointed | Sport
Mateu Lohez will referee the first leg of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid it has been announced. The last time he took charge of a Barcelona game it ended in a 4-3 defeat to Real Betis.
Borussia Dortmund make Paco Alcacer permanent, to pay Barcelona up to €28M | ESPN
Borussia Dortmund have formally exercised their option to sign Paco Alcacer permanently. Barcelona announced in a statement on Friday that the German team have paid €23 million plus €5 million in variables, they will also receive five per cent of any future transfer fee.
Xavi told to take Barcelona role to ‘manage the end of Lionel Messi’ | Mirror
Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font wants Xavi to manage the club before Lionel Messi retires. “I’m in tune with Xavi, in relation to the project, and personally I love talking to him about football. I hope he can lead our footballing project. We have a lot of challenges for the next five or 10 years. A key one, and one of the first, is the management of the end of Lionel Messi (as he gets towards retiring).”