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FC Barcelona News: 6 April 2021; Barça beat Valladolid, Philippe Coutinho undergoes surgery

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Leo Messi honoured at Camp Nou for his record appearances - FC Barcelona
Aday of recognition for Leo Messi, who against Huesca equalled the 767 appearances of Xavi Hernández and against Real Sociedad set a new record. And prior to today’s game with Real Valladolid at the Camp Nou, the Argentinian was given a special tribute in honour of such a remarkable achievement.

Barça 1-0 Valladolid: Late, late show from Dembélé! - FC Barcelona
What some may have expected to be a routine win against a side that’s only won five games this season proved a painstaking task, and it wasn’t until the very end that Ousmane Dembélé finally broke the deadlock to earn three absolutely vital points a week before the trip to Madrid to take on Zinedine Zidane's side.

19 games unbeaten - FC Barcelona
Barça lost 2-1 to Cadiz on 5 December 2020, and it looked like all hope of winning La Liga had been lost. But Barça have made up for their slow start to the season in spectacular fashion and since then have gone for 19 games without defeat. A whole half of a season!

Coutinho undergoes successful surgery - FC Barcelona
The first team player Philippe Coutinho underwent surgery successfully by Dr.Rodrigo Lasmar today on a meniscal cyst in his left knee under the supervision of the Club's medical services. The player is not available for selection and his recovery will dictate his return to action.

Ronald Koeman: I want Ousmane Dembele to stay at Barcelona - Football Espana
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has issued a plea to Ousmane Dembele over his importance to the club. French international Dembele netted a dramatic 90th winner to secure a late 1-0 victory at home to Real Valladolid and keep Koeman’s side in the La Liga title race. However, with 12 months left on his current contract at the Camp Nou, the former Borussia Dortmund star has been linked with a potential move to Italy or England this summer.