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FC Barcelona News: 28 April 2019; Barcelona Crowned La Liga Champions

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La Liga Champions! | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona clinched the 2018-19 La Liga title after beating Levante at Camp Nou on Saturday night, mathematically eliminating second-place Atlético Madrid from contention and giving Ernesto Valverde’s team its first title of the season with three league games still to play. It is the earliest calendar date in the 21st century on which Barça have captured the La Liga title.

FC Barcelona 1-0 Levante: We did it! | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are Liga champions again. And they’ve done it playing football that has thrilled the world and with no fewer than three games in hand. Atlético Madrid had done their homework earlier in the day, so the Catalans needed all three points from their game with Levante, and those three points proved a lot harder to peg down than many would have expected.

8th Liga in 11 years | FC Barcelona
The 2018/19 league title is further proof that FC Barcelona has been the absolute dominant force in Spanish football of recent years. Eight out of eleven possible Liga trophies are testimony of that. With Leo Messi, the greatest player of all time among the team’s ranks, Barça have been practically unstoppable for over a decade.

Camp Nou salutes its champions | FC Barcelona
On the night of 27 April 2019, FC Barcelona got to celebrate a Liga title for the 26th time in club history! And for the second year in a row … and the eighth season in the last eleven! After an almost perfect championship, the Catalans have made sure of the trophy with three games to spare as the modern-day Barça legend continues.

Messi becomes FC Barcelona player with the most LaLiga titles | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi is no stranger to lifting the LaLiga trophy, and FC Barcelona’s 2018/19 title win is accompanied by a new honour for the Argentinian superstar. He is now a ten-time winner of LaLiga, making him the most decorated player in the club’s history in that regard.

Six key moments in Barça’s title triumph | FC Barcelona
The first big win of the season was the first LaLiga edition of El Clásico at the Camp Nou, as Ernesto Valverde’s men took a comprehensive victory against Real Madrid. A spectacular Luis Suárez hat-trick, plus further goals from Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal, gave the three points to FC Barcelona.

Barcelona should enjoy ‘every minute’ of ‘best player in the world’ Messi, says Suarez | Goal
Luis Suarez says that his Barcelona team-mates have to enjoy “every minute” that Lionel Messi plays because he is “the best player in the world” after the Argentine secured the La Liga title for the club. The Argentine came off the bench to score the winner in the Blaugrana’s 1-0 victory over Levante on Saturday, handing them the Spanish domestic title in dominant fashion once again.

Valverde: Messi is the ‘core’ of Barcelona’s championship-filled era | ESPN
Lionel Messi’s goal earned Barcelona the La Liga title on Saturday and coach Ernesto Valverde says the forward is the main reason the Catalans keep on dominating in Spain. Messi’s second-half strike against Levante brought Barca the La Liga crown for the 26th time in the club’s history, with 10 of them coming since the Argentine made his debut in the 2004-05 season.