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FC Barcelona News: 17 March 2021; Laporta to officially take charge, fans back to see Barca B

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Sources: Laporta secures €125m, can take Barcelona presidential post | ESPN

Joan Laporta will officially take up his post as Barcelona president on Wednesday after securing a bank guarantee worth €125 million which was needed to take office.

Fans will be let back into the Johan Cruyff stadium | Sport

Barcelona B will be allowed 1,000 supporters inside the Johan Cruyff stadium at the weekend to watch their clash with Cornella.

Ronaldo’s former agent: Barcelona humiliated the player | Marca

Ronaldo Nazario’s former agent, Giovanni Branchini, has said Barcelona humiliated the Brazilian which is why he left the Camp Nou for Inter in 1997.

Lionel Messi aiming for his eighth Pichichi trophy | Sport

Lionel Messi is aiming for his eighth Pichihi trophy. The captain’s goals against Huesca moved him three clear of Luis Suarez in the race to be crowned Spain’s top scorer.

17 games unbeaten in La Liga: Barcelona are Europe’s in-form team | Sport

Barcelona’s run of 17 games without defeat means they are Europe’s most in-form team. They’ve taken 45 points from the last 51 available and haven’t lost since December.

Video: Barca legends hail Messi after equalling Xavi’s games record | Goal

Barcelona legends past and present have all hailed Lionel Messi after he equalled Xavi’s record of 767 games for the club against Huesca on Monday.