Preview: Barça v Getafe - last game of the season at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona return to action on Sunday at 6.30pm CET for the first time since the disappointment of Champions League elimination at the hands of Liverpool. With the Liga title already secure, visiting club Getafe are in far greater need of the points, but the Catalans will be keen to post a strong performance in their final game of the season at Camp Nou.
The squad to face Getafe | FC Barcelona
La Liga returns on Sunday, with Ernesto Valverde’s side keen to bounce back from the bitter disappointment of Champions League elimination by bidding farewell to the Camp Nou until after the summer with a win – but it won’t be easy against a Getafe side that are fourth in the table and chasing a Champions League dream of their own.
Luis Suárez ends the season with 25 goals | FC Barcelona
With Luis Suárez out for the rest of the season following arthroscopic knee surgery, his season stat line has thus been finalized. In his fifth season with Barça, the Uruguayan played 49 games and scored 25 goals to go along with 10 assists.
Ernesto Valverde insists he has Barcelona backing despite Champions League collapse | Sky Sports
“I’ve spoken to the president and I have always felt supported by him and he has given me his absolute backing. When something like this happens it seems like everything is falling apart but we know what this world is like. Everyone thinks you should burn everything to the ground at moments like this but you have to put things back in their place.”
Barcelona transfer policy, not Messi to blame for Champions League failure - Alves | ESPN
Asked whether Barcelona had lost their style of play, Alves, 36, told ESPN FC: “I agree with that somewhat. When I see stories about how Barca are now buying players to market them, you can sense that they are changing their philosophy a bit. Barca were about developing players.