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FC Barcelona News: 9 April 2021; Training continues for El Clásico, Barça want to give Pedri new deal

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Pedri: "In El Clásico everything evens out" - FC Barcelona
"It's a very important game because of what it means to the fans. For me, as a spectator I loved experiencing it, and now as a player I face the game with even greater excitement. We will try to take three points that would be very important for us."

Messi has chance to equal El Clásico appearance record - FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi could this week become the player with the joint-most official editions of El Clásico played, matching Sergio Ramos' 45. If he plays on Saturday, with the Real Madrid captain set to miss the game through injury, the two would be level on a list that features them ahead of the likes of fellow legends Paco Gento, Manolo Sanchís and Xavi Hernández -with 42 El Clásicos played apiece.

The 10 stats you need to know before Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
This Saturday, April 10 (9.00pm CEST), Real Madrid and FC Barcelona meet at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium to play a momentous Clásico on matchday 30 in LaLiga. Let's take a look at some stats ahead of this exciting match.

Second to last session before El Clásico - FC Barcelona
The Ciutat Esportiva was the venue once again as preparations continue for Saturday’s Clásico against Real Madrid at 9.00pm CEST. Gerard Piqué was able to train with the rest of the squad, while Antoine Griezmann missed the session with special permission from Ronald Koeman.

What Barca's kit for the 2022-23 season will look like - SPORT
The shirt will be sold in the summer of 2022. It’s an innovative Nike design playing with two tones of blue, one clearer and one darker, combining with the usual Barcelona claret. The stripes are vertical and smaller than normal.

Barcelona want to tie down Pedri with new deal - SPORT
Barcelona’s new board are analysing the squad and the various contract situations. They are trying to keep Ousmane Dembele, seal new deals for Ilaix Moriba and Oscar Mingueza, and another name on the table is Pedri. Barcelona want to tie him down after his explosion this season.

How Ronald Koeman fell in love with Pedri - SPORT
Do you know how many players Ronald Koeman has seen train and play, as a player himself and then as a coach? Thousands. But if we asked the coach who has most impressed him, he would most likely answer: Pedri. Yes, the young Barcelona midfielder captivated Koeman from the first day he saw him in action at the Joan Gamper training ground. “He’s impressive,” was the first thing Koeman said to his closed collaborators.

Barcelona and Ousmane Dembele are on the same page, now the money is the only thing that's missing - Football Espana
Barcelona and Ousmane Dembele have come to an understanding according to Marca after a few months where the Frenchman’s continuity was beginning to be doubted. Both parties are said to be willing to extend their deal until 2022, with the sporting side of the club said to value his potential greatly.