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FC Barcelona News: 12 April 2019; Focus Turns Back to La Liga

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1-0 almost always sees Barça through | FC Barcelona
A 1-0 victory in Europe bodes well for Barça. At Old Trafford the win came thanks to a goal with Barça DNA and Ernesto Valverde’s team laid the foundations for a possible place in the semi-finals of the Champions League League. On seven of the eight occasions that Barça have won 1-0 away in the first leg of a European tie they progressed to the next round.

Recovery work ahead of return to league action | FC Barcelona
The players who had featured in the Champions League match undertook recovery work during the session, as the focus turns to Saturday’s LaLiga game against SD Huesca. Also training with the first team players were Iñaki Peña, Wague, Miranda, O. Busquets, Collado, Riqui Puig and Abel Ruiz from Barça B.

Frenkie de Jong beats a Sergio Busquets record | Sport
Frenkie de Jong’s signing for Barcelona could prove one of the Catalan club’s finest signings of the last decade. It’s early to say how the Dutch midfielder would do but he arrives with an extraordinary reputation thanks to his performances this season, like Wednesday’s in the Champions League against Juventus.

Jordi Alba: An eight-match ban for Costa would be excessive | Marca
“These are the situations a referee encounters in a game,” Jordi Alba said of the Costa case after Barcelona’s Champions League win over Manchester United. ”I hope for his sake that it’s the fewest games possible.

Yayá Touré reveals what Lionel Messi is really like as a teammate | Sport
Former FC Barcelona midfielder Yayá Touré has explained what the real Lionel Messi is like. The two shared a dressing room at the Camp Nou before he decided to join Manchester City. Last week he was a commentator during Barça’s Champions League match against Manchester United. He said this about little Leo: “He’s different, he’s special. He’s the perfect teammate and it’s so much fun playing alongside him.”

De Ligt’s Barcelona hope revealed by Eredivisie rival of in-demand Ajax defender | Goal
Willem II midfielder Pol Llonch claims that Ajax teenager Matthijs De Ligt told him he would like to seal a transfer to Barcelona at the end of the season. The Dutch defender has been heavily linked with a switch to Spain in recent months, after an impressive 2018-19 campaign which has seen him emerge as one of Europe’s brightest young prospects.

Joao Felix delights Barça scouts with Europa League hat-trick | Sport
Felix isn’t a new player on Barça’s radar. The 19-year-old’s talent is well known amongst Europe and he’s one of the candidates to be a long-term successor to Luis Suarez. Another person who is hoping to be at the Camp Nou next season lined up against Felx last night: Luka Jovic.