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FC Barcelona News: 26 April 2019; Preparations Continue for Levante, Arsenal Keeping Tabs on Andre Gomes

Levante v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Round of 16 Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona pay tribute to Tito Vilanova, five years after his death | Marca
Five years after the death of Tito Vilanova, Barcelona and Lionel Messi paid homage to their former head coach on social media. Vilanova passed away in 2014, having fought against cancer for two and a half years. ”Always with us,” wrote Messi, who posted a picture of himself alongside the former coach at the training ground.

Rubiales WILL give Barcelona trophy if they beat Levante on Saturday | Sport
After many doubts over what will happen if Barcelona become champions on Saturday, there is finally a definitive decision. The RFEF president Luis Rubiales WILL give them the trophy at Camp Nou.

Remember the last time we won La Liga at Camp Nou? | FC Barcelona
The Liga title could be FC Barcelona’s if things go right against Levante on Saturday (8.45pm CET), and even if they don’t should Atlético Madrid lose to Real Valladolid on the same day. There’s nothing unusual about seeing Barça clinch domestic championships in recent years. This would be the eighth title in eleven years.

When and where to watch Barça v Levante | FC Barcelona
League action returns to the Camp Nou, with Barça at home to Levante knowing that a win would ensure the Liga title, or even already as champions if Atlético Madrid fail to beat Valladolid earlier in the day. It’s an 8.45pm kick-off local time, and this guide will help you to work out what time it will be starting in your part of the world.

The Lowdown on Levante UD | FC Barcelona
Barça face Levante in the first of four chances to get the three remaining points they need to clinch the Liga trophy mathematically (Camp Nou, Saturday 8.45pm CET). Here’s a closer look at the side known as the ‘granotas’ (the frogs) …

Samuel Umtiti demands Barcelona stay | Football Espana
Samuel Umtiti wants to remain at Barcelona beyond this summer and has told the club to reject offers for him, report L’Equipe. The France international has missed five months of this season with a knee injury but is widely regarded as one of the finest defenders in world football.

Ter Stegen believes he should be Germany’s number one keeper | Sport
FC Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc André ter Stegen, is enjoying yet another fantastic season between the sticks for his club. This season has proven without any doubt that he is one of the best keepers in the world. Even still, the Germany stopper has been unable to secure the number one shirt for his country. Joachim Low continues to remain faithful to veteran Manuel Neuer instead, despite his form declining in recent years due to injuries.

Barcelona plot €115m deal for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford | Football Espana
Barcelona want to sign Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford this summer and are prepared to pay €115m for his signature, say reports. The 21-year-old is developing into one of the most coveted footballers in world football, 45 goals in 167 first-team appearances for the Red Devils.

Arsenal to rival Everton for Barcelona’s Gomes - sources | ESPN
Arsenal are monitoring Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes with a view to rivalling Everton for the Portugal international’s signature this summer, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. Gomes, 25, is on a season-long loan at Everton and Arsenal have followed his performances in the Premier League with interest. However, there has not yet been any official contact between the Gunners and Barca over a transfer.

Barcelona look to make Youth League history | Marca
Barcelona’s youth team are hoping to make history in the UEFA Youth League, in which they will take on Chelsea in Nyon on Friday evening. Denis Silva’s pupils have made it to the final four after beating Lyon in the quarter-finals, Hertha Berlin in the second round, and topping a group that consisted of Inter, Tottenham and PSV.

Prosecutor to appeal Rosell verdict | Marca
The public prosecutor will appeal the decision that saw former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell cleared of money laundering. Rosell had spent the last two years in police custody for allegations of money laundering TV rights with the Brazilian FA as well as a Nike contract.

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