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FC Barcelona News: 16 March 2021; Barça beat Huesca, Wijnaldum deal “95% done”

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Barça 4-1 Huesca: Closer to the top - FC Barcelona
Atlético Madrid dropped two points at Getafe on Saturday, meaning Barça’s first Monday night fixture for a decade offered the chance to move even closer to the leaders. And the blaugrana made no mistake against Huesca, still bottom of the table but much improved since a change of manager.

Leo Messi equals Xavi Hernández record - FC Barcelona
Leo Messi keeps setting new highs and with his appearance in the starting XI against Huesca on Monday he adds another special record to his collection; setting a Club record of 767 appearances in a Barça shirt.

Koeman furious with VAR despite Barcelona's 4-1 win over Huesca - SPORT
Ronald Koeman was furious with the role of the VAR in Barcelona's 4-1 win against Huesca on Monday. Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barca over the line in the end but things were briefly complicated when Huesca were awarded a penalty just before half time.

Barça's Pedri: Every time Messi touches the ball, something happens - SPORT
Pedri spoke to the media after Barcelona beat Huesca 4-1 on Monday to cut the gap on league leaders Atletico Madrid to four points. Here's what the young midfielder, called up for Spain's senior side for the first time ever earlier in the day, had to say.

Xavi: I'm in contact with Laporta and I wish him the best - SPORT
Xavi Hernandez has given his first interview to Bein Sports after Barcelona’s presidential election. The current Al Sadd coach analysed the victory of Joan Laporta.

Wijnaldum deal with Barca is “95 per cent done” - SPORT
Ronald Koeman may get some players he wants this summer. Football Insider say Georginio Wijnaldum is “95% a done deal for Barca”. The source says that Barcelona will pick him up as a free agent this summer, having come close to him last year. Barca and Wijnaldum are said to be in advanced conversations and the 30-year-old has said playing for the club would be a dream.

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