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FC Barcelona News: 19 May 2019; Stage Set for Last La Liga Match of the Season

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The European dream will have to wait for Barça Women | FC Barcelona
It wasn’t to be. Barça Women’s dream of lífting their first European title will have to wait. The Blaugrana fought to the end against a Lyon side that showed why it has four consecutive Champions League titles, counting Saturday’s, and six in the last decade. Despite the defeat, this group of players will enter the Club’s history books.

PREVIEW: Eibar v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barça head into the game against Eibar knowing that another win will allow them to finish a whopping 13 points ahead of their nearest challengers, Atlético Madrid.

The squad for Eibar | FC Barcelona
Barça manager Ernesto Valverde released the names of 19 players for the final La Liga match of the season, which comes at Eibar on Sunday at 4.15pm CEST. Here is the squad: Cillessen, Iñaki Peña, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Todibo, Messi, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal, Umtiti, Riqui Puig, Abel Ruiz, Wague, Carles Pérez.

Kevin Prince Boateng added to Barcelona’s growing injury list | Sport
Boateng joined on loan in January but has hardly played. He’s set to return to Italian side Sassuolo at the end of the campaign. The former Las Palmas forward joins Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha on the treatment table heading into the final league game of the season. Marc-Andre ter Stegen also has a knock.

Antoine Griezmann deal unlikely before Copa del Rey final, says Ernesto Valverde | Sky Sports
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has admitted Antoine Griezmann is “a great player” but says there will be no new Barcelona signings before next weekend’s Copa del Rey final. Griezmann revealed he would be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the current campaign after five years with the club.

Diario Sport: Barcelona players don’t want Griezmann | Football Espana
Catalan newspaper Diario Sport believe that a move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann would not be welcomed by the FC Barcelona squad. According to their exclusive story, which quotes a ‘source close to the club’, the French international is viewed as ‘persona non grata’ by certain members of the Catalan first team squad.

Bartomeu to step in and calm the squad’s fears over Griezmann transfer | Sport
Josep Maria Bartomeu finds himself in a tough spot regarding the Antoine Griezmann transfer. On Tuesday he was convinced the deal was done but the reaction of the dressing room - and the response from some fans in recent polls - has made him take a moment to reflect. The president knows, as revealed by SPORT, that key members of the squad are unhappy at the potential arrival of Griezmann.

Xavi wants Barcelona job, but not any time soon | Goal
Xavi is making no secret of his desire to one day return to Barcelona as manager, but a Camp Nou icon concedes that “it’s not time yet” for him to think about filling such a role. A man who spent 17 years as part of the first-team set-up in Catalunya is approaching the end of an illustrious playing career.

Xavi Hernandez praises Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font | Sport
In this sense, the ex-Barça midfielder feels Font is “one of the people that could take the club to a good place. I’ve met him, he knows what he’s talking about, he knows what Barça is. He’s prudent, coherent, he has common sense. He loves football and I think he’s an intelligent person. Socios would to well to have him in mind.”