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FC Barcelona News: 29 April 2021; All set for crucial Granada match

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Villarreal CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images

PREVIEW | Barça v Granada - FC Barcelona
This Thursday, Barça receive a visit from Granada (7.00pm CEST). It's a key game which, if the Catalans win, they'll become outright LaLiga leaders with just a handful of games left until the end of the season. Barça also depend on themselves to be champions, and will leapfrog long-time leaders, Atlético Madrid, with a victory.

Session with thoughts turning to Granada - FC Barcelona
Work never stops and the players trained once again on Wednesday at the Ciutat Esportiva ahead of Thursday's clash with Granada at Camp Nou in La Liga, kick off 7.00pm CEST.

11 in a row for Ilaix Moriba - FC Barcelona
The name of Ilaix Moriba is coming to be a familiar one. Wearing the number 27 the talented Barça B midfielder has made 11 consecutive appearances for the first team, all of them coming off the bench as a substitute. Ronald Koeman sees him as a key weapon in maintaining an advantage in a game yet the La Masia product has many other virtues aside from his strength defensively.

Joan Laporta and Jorge Messi meet for dinner to discuss Lionel Messi's future - Football Espana
Barcelona are working hard to ensure that Lionel Messi stays at the club, although it’s not a subject that’s constantly discussed. Joan Laporta is personally taking care of the matter according to Marca, and has made it clear since before he was elected president that he’s going to do everything within his power to ensure Barcelona retain their captain.

Barcelona unaffected by news of Paris Saint-Germain offering Lionel Messi a contract - Football Espana
The news that Paris Saint-Germain have offered Barcelona captain Lionel Messi a contract of two years plus the option of an additional year came with the revelation that the terms being offered to the Argentine were unattainable for the Catalan club, but the story, carried by the Brazilian media yesterday, has been met with serenity at Camp Nou according to Mundo Deportivo.

Barcelona confirm exit of CEO Oscar Grau - Football Espana
The changes in the boardroom at Barcelona are continuing under new president Joan Laporta with CEO Oscar Grau the latest to depart the club. As per a report in El Mundo Deportivo, Grau’s successor Ferran Reverter and vice president Rafa Yuste informed him yesterday.

Barcelona appoint new director of sport - Football Espana
The club’s new president Joan Laporta has made multiple appointments in the club’s board over the past six weeks while a number of senior figures behind the scenes have been moved on, including CEO Oscar Grau.

Antoine Griezmann "has more confidence now" - Barcelona boss Koeman - Football Espana
The story of Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona has been one full of ups and downs but the Frenchman appears to be finding his true form. Following on from a run of 10 games in which he failed to find the back of the net, Griezmann has now scored eight goals across his most recent 10 matches for club and country including four in his last three.