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FC Barcelona News: 27 March 2019; Two Kickoff Times Confirmed, David Alaba Back on Radar

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Real Sociedad and Alavés kick off times confirmed | FC Barcelona
The Spanish Football League have announced the kick off time for the game between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Camp Nou. The week 33 fixture will be played on Saturday 20 April at 8.45pm CET and will be the return fixture from week 4 when second half goals from Luis Suárez and Dembélé gave Barça victory after the home side had gone ahead through Elustondo.

Gerard Pique condemns anti-Spain chants in Catalonia win | Football Espana
“I went to tell them to be quiet, because (as players) we must be the example,” Pique told reporters after the match, as cited by Diario Sport. “There was no need for what was being said, it was a lack of respect and we should not have to tolerate this.

Lopez Rekarte: There has not been anyone as good as Messi | Marca
Luis Lopez Rekarte, who played for LaLiga Santander sides such as Barcelona and Real Sociedad, has insisted that current Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is the best player that he has ever seen. The retired left-back played alongside legends such as Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona, yet he believes that Messi is another level above.

France Football: Bayern Munich’s Alaba back on Barcelona’s radar | Sport
David Alaba’s name has been added to the list of left-back options as Barcelona look for competition for Jordi Alba. According to France Football, the Austrian is on the Catalan club’s radar along with Nacho Monreal, Alberto Moreno, Filipe Luis and Ferland Mendy.

Ajax hope to stop Onana from returning to Barcelona | Marca
Barcelona are aware that Jasper Cillessen will likely leave the Camp Nou in the summer of 2019 and Andre Onana, a former La Masia graduate and one of their leading candidates to replace him, is considered so important by Ajax that they’ll fight to keep him.

Antoine Griezmann ‘tired’ of links to Barcelona | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is ‘tired’ of the speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona: “It is the same every year.” A report in El Mundo Deportivo outlined how Griezmann’s ‘proven quality and fixed price of €120m’ – relating to the forward’s release clause – is why the Blaugrana are interested in a summer deal.

Barcelona interest in Manchester United’s Rashford like ‘wanting to date Cindy Crawford’ - sources | ESPN
Barcelona are closely following Marcus Rashford’s contract situation but are realistic about their chances of landing the Manchester United forward, sources have told ESPN FC. Rashford, 21, has been on Barca’s radar for a long time. His deal at Old Trafford expires in 2020 and the Catalan club are waiting to see if he ends up committing to an extension.

Lo Celso not thinking about Madrid or Barca as transfer speculation mounts | Goal
Giovani Lo Celso says he is unconcerned by interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid as he continues to make his way during his loan stint with Real Betis. The Argentinian international was loaned to Real Betis in August as he joined the La Liga club on a season-long deal from Paris Saint-Germain.

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