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FC Barcelona News: 23 April 2021; Barça defeat Getafe, Joan Laporta talks 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

Barça 5-2 Getafe: Still in the hunt! - FC Barcelona
Taking the three points off Getafe proved a lot harder on Thursday night than Barça’s flying start and the final score might suggest. The visitors were still in contention with just three minutes to go, when a Ronald Araujo header and an Antoine Griezmann penalty finally put things to bed.

Messi flies clear in the Pichichi chase - FC Barcelona
Leo Messi just does not stop. A brace against Getafe and that’s 25 goals in La Liga, sending him flying ahead in the race for the leading goalscorer trophy. He has gone four clear of second-placed Karim Benzema (21) and has five more than Gerard Moreno (20), who he’ll be facing next Sunday against Villarreal.

Messi and Piqué: 500 games together - FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué and Leo Messi appeared on the field together for the 500th time in their careers. The Spanish defender and the Argentine striker were both in the starting line up in the 5-2 win over Getafe to bring up the landmark with Messi only having played alongside Sergio Busquets on more occasions, 560.

FC Barcelona statement on the Super League - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona shares the view of most major European football clubs, and even more so given the current socio-economic climate, that there is a need for structural reforms to guarantee the financial sustainability and feasibility of world football

Joan Laporta breaks his silence: "The Super League is absolutely necessary" - Football Espana
Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, has spoken for the first time about the European Super League, a project the club are still part of alongside Real Madrid and Juventus. “It’s absolutely necessary that the big clubs express our opinion regarding the economic distribution,” he said in comments carried by Marca. “We’re supporters of the national leagues and we’ll speak with UEFA.

Ronald Koeman: "The fight will be until the last game" - Football Espana
Barcelona faced Getafe at Camp Nou tonight, winning 5-2. They’re now third in La Liga, a point clear of Sevilla, two behind Real Madrid and five behind Atletico Madrid, with a game in hand on all three. Ronald Koeman’s men are very much on the hunt for the double, paying no attention to the off-field shenanigans pertaining to the Super League.

Koeman's monumental rant at Barcelona defender Oscar Mingueza - SPORT
It was probably the image of the game. Oscar Mingueza, who's burst onto the scene this season and who Ronald Koeman has shown complete confidence in, was caught up in a heated discussion with the Barcelona coach in the second half of Thursday's win over Getafe.