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FC Barcelona News: 24 February 2019; Carles Alena keen to book Copa del Rey final spot

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Alena: Barcelona want to be in the Copa del Rey final | Marca

Carles Alena put in another impressive cameo for Barcelona against Sevilla and has been talking about the Copa del Rey final. He said: “It’s clear that today it was important to win after coming from a few games that weren’t great. Now we have two Clasicos, two important games, and we want to be in the final of the Copa del Rey.”

The week of the ‘double clásico’ for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona

After beating Sevilla on Saturday Barcelona now head into a week of two Clasicos. First up is the Copa del Rey Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu with the score currently at 1-1. Then Barcelona head back to the Spanish capital on Saturday for their La Liga fixture.

Luis Suarez’s knee problems will not go away | Marca

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is still having issues with his troublesome knee. Sergio Busquets’ photo on Twitter showed the striker with his knee being iced, but he’ll be expected to play through the pain for the club as they head into some important fixtures.

Jordi Alba giving clues about his contract renewal | Sport

Jordi Alba has been overheard talking about his future at Barcelona and hinted that a new contract might soon be forthcoming. He said: “I’m sure there will be news soon. My idea is to stay here, I hope that can be sealed very soon.”

PSG president warns Real Madrid and Barcelona off Neymar | Evening Standard

Barcelona and Real Madrid have been warned off trying to sign Neymar this summer by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. He said: “Neither Real Madrid, nor any other club in the world, needs to call us about Neymar or any other player. Real Madrid know perfectly well that Neymar is not for sale and that the player won’t leave PSG this summer. We have a fantastic relationship with Neymar and his father and it is built to last a long time.”

Leo Messi drawing closer to joint record sixth Pichichi trophy | Sport

Lionel Messi is closing in on another Pichichi trophy after his hat-trick against Sevilla. The Barcelona captain extended his lead at the head of the top scorers’ charts and now has 25 goals for the season. Messi looks on his way to a sixth Pichichi award, Telmo Zarra is the only other person to have won the award six times.

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