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FC Barcelona News: 3 May 2021; Barça defeat Valencia, Pep Guardiola wants Pjanic

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

ESP: FC Barcelona-Elche CF. La Liga Santander. Photo by Pressinphoto / Icon Sport

Valencia 2-3 Barça: On fire at Mestalla! - FC Barcelona
An entertaining game saw Gabriel Paulista open the scoring for Valencia, a Leo Messi double and Antoine Griezmann’s strike putting Barça in command, before Carlos Soler’s late rocket made it an uncomfortable last 10 minutes for the visitors

Alfred Schreuder: "We reacted really well" - FC Barcelona
Post game reaction to the win over Valencia from the assistant coach, Gerard Piqué and Clement Lenglet.

Barça B 2-1 Ibiza: Into the play-offs! - FC Barcelona
Ibiza, who arrived at the Johan Cruyff Stadium as leaders, were up against a superior Barça B that dominated the game and were in control throughout. The first goal came from a Rey Manaj header in the 22nd minute, and this was followed four minutes later with a second from Konrad.

Goalscoring, Pedri's next homework assignment - SPORT
Pedri returned to the starting line up against Valencia after a short break against Granada. He showed his usual dynamism. He always delivers on the ball and when it comes to work to win it back, but he still struggles with scoring. The day he improves his finishing he will take a huge step forward and Barcelona will be very grateful.

Gerard Pique: Barcelona will fight on in the La Liga title race - Football Espana
Ronald Koeman‘s side bounced back from their shock 2-1 midweek defeat to Granada to keep up the pressure on their title rivals and former Spanish international Pique believes the squad can overhaul Atletico Madrid.

Pep Guardiola eyeing Barcelona outcast as Fernandinho replacement - Football Espana
Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has been linked with a summer raid on his old club to find a replacement for Fernandinho this summer. Brazilian veteran Fernandinho will leave the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires this summer despite the 35-year continuing to play a key role in Guardiola’s treble chasing side this season.