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FC Barcelona News: 19 April 2021; Barca to join European Super League

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Athletic de Bilbao v FC Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

FC Barcelona, one of the Founding Clubs of the new Superleague | FC Barcelona

Barcelona have released a statement to confirm they will be one of the 12 founding clubs of the new European Super League.

Messi’s father is in Barcelona | Marca

Jorge Messi has been spotted in Barcelona watching Barca B with son Rodrigo. Messi senior was watching Konrad de la Fuente, who Rodrigo manages, and is due to fly to Italy next.

Ronald Koeman stayed firm on tactics despite some players wanting 4-3-3 | Sport

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman resisted pressure from players to switch back to a 4-3-3 formation against Athletic after working on the system in training last week.

Pique’s joke at Dembele after he tried to get in a photo with Masia stars | Sport

Gerard Pique jokingly told Ousmane Dembele “You, get out of here, with all that you cost us” when the Frenchman tried to join a photo of La Masia graduates after the Copa del Rey.

Javier Tebas hits out at European Super League plans | Football Espana

La Liga president Javier Tebas is not happy with European Super League plans and made his feelings known with an angry response on Twitter.

Social media meltdown as European Super League plans outlined | AS

Social media has gone into meltdown as fans and players have criticized the plan to start a new European Super League.

Florentino Perez, the Super League’s first chairman | Marca

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will be the new president of the ESL and says: “We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world.”