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FC Barcelona News: 18 February 2021; Fallout from PSG loss continues, Joan Laporta wants to keep Messi

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

Joan Laporta, Candidate To FC Barcelona Chairman Photo by Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The complete electoral debate of Barça TV + - FC Barcelona
Rewatch the live electoral debate with the candidates Toni Freixa and Víctor Font. Joan Laporta declined to appear.

Piqué makes return from long-term injury - FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué returned to action in the game against PSG, for the first time since suffering a Grade III ligament sprain and partial ACL tear to his right knee last year.

Messi: 28 goals in Champions League Last 16 games - FC Barcelona
Despite FC Barcelona falling to a tough defeat against PSG (1-4), Lionel Messi was on target from the penalty spot to continue his excellent Champions League goal tally. The Argentine has scored 28 goals in the Last 16 stage of the competition -a Champions League record. He has reached that number in 31 games.

Kylian Mbappe tells Jordi Alba: In the street I'll kill you - SPORT
One of the consequences of closed doors is we can hear what players say during games, like the conversation between Gerard Pique and Antoine Griezmann. It wasn’t the only one, with PSG forward Kylian Mbappe rowing with Jordi Alba.

The day Barcelona chose not to sign Kylian Mbappe - SPORT
Kylian Mbappe is going to mark an era in football. The PSG forward shone at Camp Nou with a hat-trick that virtually knocked out Barcelona. He might have played for the club, though, if they made a different call in 2017.

Laporta: I will do everything possible to keep Messi at Barcelona - SPORT
With March 7 around the corner, the race for the top job at Camp Nou is heating up. Laporta, Barça president between 2003 and 2010, knows Lionel Messi's contract renewal is a big issue for voters and he affirmed: "I will do everything possible for Messi to stay."

Barcelona want Spain to remove Ilaix Moriba from U19 squad meet-up - SPORT
The Barça midfielder has been summoned between Feb. 22 and Feb. 25 to join up with Santi Denia's team for a number of sessions, although there are no games planned.

Ronald de Boer critical of Barca right back Sergino Dest - SPORT
Ronald de Boer weighed in on what was happening. “I wouldn't like to be Sergino Dest right now,” said the former Holland and Barcelona midfielder.