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FC Barcelona News: 24 April 2019; Magic Number Down to Three After Victory Over Alaves

Deportivo Alaves v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Alavés 0–2 Barça: Vital victory in Vitoria | FC Barcelona
Barça’s starting XI at Mendizorroza had a slightly different look to normal, with Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba, Clément Lenglet and Arthur all on the bench. There was no difference on the pitch, however, as the visitors began dictating possession from the first minute.

Wednesday first chance to be La Liga champions | FC Barcelona
After the 2-0 win at Alavés on Tuesday Ernesto Valverde’s team are one step closer to the league title. Barça could be league champions on Wednesday should Atlético Madrid lose at home in the Wanda Metropolitano. The blaugranes would have a 12 point advantage with four games remaining but their superior head to head record against Diego Simeone’s would see them mathematically 2018/19 league champions.

Valverde: These three points aren’t definitive, but they’re very important | Marca
Ernesto Valverde has spoken about the fact that Barcelona are so close to mathematically securing the LaLiga Santander title after beating Alaves 2-0 on Tuesday. Second half goals from Carles Alena and Luis Suarez came after a disappointing opening period, but what matters to the coach is the fact that the Blaugrana three more points to their name.

Luis Suarez moves up to joint-third in Barcelona scoring records | Football Espana
Luis Suarez have moved up to joint-third place in Barcelona’s all-time La Liga goal scorers list, with his 131st league goal for the club in the midweek win at Alaves. Suarez, who joined La Blaugrana in 2014, has 21 league goals to his name so far in the 2018-19 campaign, breaking the 20-goal mark for the fourth successive season at the Nou Camp.

Barca’s Alena would prefer to clinch title Saturday in front of Camp Nou fans | Goal
Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has admitted he’d rather clinch the title by winning Saturday at Camp Nou than through an Atletico Madrid defeat against Valencia on Wednesday.The Blaugrana closed in on a second straight title, and fourth in five seasons, with a 2-0 win at Alaves on Tuesday.

Spanish Supercopa to move to Saudi Arabia for six seasons | Football Espana
The Spanish FA (RFEF) are in talks with the Saudi Arabian government over the staging of the new-look Spanish Supercopa, say Marca. The report claims the competition will be staged in the Middle Eastern state across six seasons with the deal estimated to be at a whopping €30m per campaign.

AC Milan have asked Barça to name their price for Malcom | Sport
AC Milan are the latest team to declare an interest in FC Barcelona’s Malcom. According to various Italian media outlets, Milan have spoken with the Brazilian winger’s representatives to find out about his situation and whether he’d be willing to move to Italy next season.

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