Recovery session - FC Barcelona
The team was back on the training ground on Monday morning for the first time since losing the Clásico to Real Madrid. It’s a result that has hurt the title challenge, but particularly after Atlético Madrid drew 1-1 at Betis on Sunday, they are still very much in the mix, just two points behind the leaders, who they still have to play, and one behind Real Madrid.
Ronald Koeman, two Copa del Rey wins from two finals - FC Barcelona
Barça coach Ronald Koeman begins an important week as FC Barcelona boss with Saturday seeing the final of the Copa del Rey against Athetic Club in La Cartuja stadium in Seville.
FC Barcelona v Atlético Madrid kick off time confirmed - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid will come face to face on Saturday 8 May at 4.15pm CEST at Camp Nou in what could be a decisive encounter in the battle for the La Liga title.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele confident over extension talks - Football Espana
Ousmane Dembele has confirmed there is no update on his contract negotiations with the Catalan giants. Ronald Koeman has reiterated his desire to keep the French international at the Camp Nou with his current deal in Catalonia set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season. However, despite the lack of progress on a new contract, Dembele is confident his future will be sorted.
Telefoot: Leonardo is alert to Lionel Messi's situation at Barca - SPORT
According to Telefoot, PSG have not forgotten about Lionel Messi. As recognised by Leonardo, the sporting director, in the past, they are following the Argentine’s situation in Catalonia. In January he said that “big players like Messi are always on PSG’s wishlist, but of course it’s not the moment to talk or dream about it, but we’re sitting at the big table, following it closely.”
Barca are the La Liga team that bets on youngsters the most - SPORT
Barcelona are the team that give the biggest chance to young players in La Liga, according to CIES Football Observatory. The report included 999 clubs from 71 divisions and Barca lead the top Spanish side with 15% of the minutes going to players under 21 years of age. The average age of the squad is 26.2. Ronald Koeman’s faith in youngsters was reflected by the data.
Barcelona forward Ansu Fati's knee is responding well to new treatment - SPORT
Ansu Fati is finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. According to RAC1 on Sunday night, the new treatment is working and, if the feelings remain good, the young Barcelona forward may avoid having to have surgery again. According to the cited media, Ansu's knee is responding well and there's hope he won't have to undergo a third operation.