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FC Barcelona News: 5 June 2019; Lionel Messi’s Goal Named Best in UCL Season, Benfica Eying Marc Cucurella

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Messi’s goal against Liverpool: the Champions League’s best | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi’s goal in the Barça–Liverpool Champions League semifinal match has been chosen as the best goal in the competition this season. The Argentinian won the online vote, beating out the other three finalists, one of whom was Messi’s teammate Ivan Rakitic, whose group stage goal against Tottenham finished third.

Busquets was the pass master in the 2018/19 Champions League | Sport
Sergio Busquets was the best passer in last season’s Champions League. The midfielder topped UEFA’s charts when it came to finding his teammates, ending with 93% passing accuracy - hitting the mark with 927 of his 995 attempted passes.

Messi, just another Barça Academy dad | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi is just another Barça Academy dad. In an interview with FOX Sports, the Barça number 10 went into detail about how his two sons have been taking part in training with the club’s football program. Messi talked about various topics, like which other teammates have kids in the Barça Escola, whether he likes going with them to their training sessions, and whether his two sons are left-footed, like Messi himself.

Vote for your favourite shirt! | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona presented their 2019/20 kit on Monday evening. The club have used various designs in recent years, and we’ve collected together some of the previous shirts. Which is your favourite? Vote to have your say!

Barcelona wakes up with the new shirt | FC Barcelona
One of Barcelona’s most emblematic streets woke up to a new look on Tuesday, as the Barça Store on Passeig de Gracia showed off a giant canvas facade displaying the 2019/20 FC Barcelona kit. The shirt for next season had been unveiled the previous day, featuring a chequered pattern for the first time in the club’s history -a design inspired by the layout of the city’s Eixample neighbourhood.

The reasons why Barça turned down the chance to sign Luka Jovic | Sport
Today Luka Jovic signed for Real Madrid despite being linked with a move to Barça over the last few weeks. In fact, the reason he isn’t holding up a Barcelona shirt is because the club walked away from the deal. The main reason was because he didn’t fit the profile of striker Barça were looking for. Another reason was due to the increasing cost of the transfer.

Semedo eager to depart but Barcelona not willing to let him leave | Marca
Nelson Semedo wants to leave Barcelona as he goes in search of a more prominent role at another team, yet the Catalan side are unwilling to enter into negotiations for the right-back. The Portuguese has shared minutes with Sergi Roberto at right-back in the last couple of seasons under Ernesto Valverde, although the versatile Catalan can also play in central midfield.

The reasons Nelson Semedo wants to leave Barcelona | Sport
The revelation in SPORT on Tuesday that Nelson Semedo could be included in a deal for Antoine Griezmann -- if Barcelona decide to go for the Frenchman -- has led to a range of stories about the right-back’s future. Catalunya Radio have also revealed that Nelson Semedo wants to leave Barça because he feels he’s not been given as many minutes as he has deserved.

Barça defender Umtiti is the top of Emery’s transfer wishlist | Sport
It’s no secret that Samuel Umtiti does not have his place at Barcelona guaranteed next season. Injuries have seen him lose his place in the team to Clement Lenglet. There is plenty of interest in the French defender, though, and Arsenal are one of the sides keen.

Benfica join Cucurella chase | Marca
The Catalan was called up by Luis de la Fuente last week to replace Brahim Diaz in the Spain Under-21 squad and after an impressive season with Eibar, Barcelona are expected to pay four million euros - double what the Basque side paid one week ago - to take him back to the Camp Nou.

Messi continues the fight against childhood leukemia | Marca
The Leo Messi Foundation has teamed up with the Josep Carreras Foundation in the fight against childhood leukemia. Dr Pablo Menendez of the Investigation Institute of the Josep Carreras Foundation is carrying out a study of a type of lymphoblastic leukemia which especially affects babies under one year of age.

Barça B captain Sarsanedas will remain at the club until 2021 | Sport
Ferran Sarsanedas knows he will remain at FC Barcelona until at least 2021. The young midfielder, who is the captain of the B side, signed a five year deal when he joined the club. There was a clause which allowed Barça to cancel the remaining two years on his deal but they have informed the youngster he will be part of their plans for next season.