PREVIEW: SD Huesca - FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Both teams need the points in this game, but for very different reasons. With a win, Barça would then need just seven more points to secure the League title, whilst Huesca, six points from safety, can give themselves a fighting chance of staying up.
The squad for the visit to Huesca | FC Barcelona
They are: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Todibo, Coutinho, Arthur, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Murillo, Jordi Alba, Prince, Aleñá, Vidal, Umtiti, Riqui Puig, Abel Ruiz and Wague. Piqué and Suárez are suspended, Sergio and Messi are left out and S. Roberto, Rafinha and Vermaelen are injured. Rakitic has a fever and won’t play.
Messi’s clash with Smalling like being ‘hit by a truck’ - Valverde | ESPN
Ernesto Valverde compared Lionel Messi’s clash with Chris Smalling to being hit by a truck after leaving the Barcelona forward out of the squad for Saturday’s game against Huesca. Manchester United defender Smalling unintentionally caught Messi in the face, drawing blood, during Barca’s 1-0 win at Old Trafford in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Matthijs de Ligt should join Barcelona - Louis Van Gaal | Football Espana
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt should sign for Barcelona this summer, according to the club’s former Coach Louis Van Gaal. The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.
Ajax boss: Matthijs de Ligt to Bayern or Barcelona | Football Espana
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag believes there is “zero chance” club captain Matthijs de Ligt will stay at the club: “he will join Bayern or Barcelona.” The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.
Barcelona to offer Ajax’s De Ligt a contract until 2024 | Sport
Barcelona continue to work on the signing of Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Ligt. In recent weeks, the club have put their foot on the accelerator and are even working on the contract they plan to offer the Ajax defender and his agent, Mino Raiola.
Barcelona put Jovic move on hold and target four other players | Marca
Barcelona have decided to put their move for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic on hold and instead focus on other targets. An eruption of interest in the Serbian international, namely from the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, has caused the Catalans to take a step back from a potential bidding war.
Capello puts ‘genius’ Messi above Cristiano Ronaldo | Marca
Fabio Capello weighed in on the ‘Ronaldo vs Messi’ debate, explaining why he places the Argentine above the former Real Madrid man. One of the most experienced coaches in European football made his assessment by distinguishing what he believes is the main difference between the two players who have dominated the sport for the last decade.
10 things to learn about the Barça Academy World Cup 2019 | FC Barcelona
The competition starts next Monday, April 15, with the opening ceremony at 10.30am CET. The Barça Academy World Cup will take place until April 18, the day on which the finals will be played and the awards ceremony will be held at the Miniestadi.