BARCELONA NEWS

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk was forthcoming in his praise of Lionel Messi after the Barcelona skipper's masterclass against the Reds in their Champions League semi final.
Lionel Messi has called out critics of team mate Philippe Coutinho following his match winning display against Liverpool in the Champions League semi final.
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has revealed his determination to win the Champions League with the Catalan side this season.
Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi has sent a message of support to former Real Madrid goal keeper Iker Casillas - after he suffered a heart attack during a training session yesterday afternoon.
Barcelona full back Jordi Alba joined his team mates and manager Ernesto Valverde in hailing the genius of Lionel Messi, after the Argentina international secured a 3-0 win over Liverpool.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde had run out of superlatives to describe Lionel Messi's following the Argentinian's match winning performance against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Lionel Messi was once again the hero as Barcelona took a huge step towards the Champions League final with a 3-0 semi final first leg win over Liverpool.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke believes ‘only Barcelona play good football’ and he tipped the Catalan giants for the Champions League title.
Barcelona host Liverpool in the Champions League semi final first leg at the Camp Nou tonight. Follow our LIVE blog for all the action.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has recalled Lionel Messi to the starting line up for their Champions League semi final against Liverpool at the Camp Nou.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has explained his team ‘must take advantage’ of playing Barcelona: “We face the best team in the world.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has warned his team that Barcelona ‘are more than just Lionel Messi’ and pointed to his ’10 world class’ teammates.
Ernesto Valverde has outlined the significance of Barcelona’s home fans at the Camp Nou ahead of their Champions League clash with Liverpool.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has explained he has worked hard on a system to combat Liverpool’s ‘suffocating pressure’.
The Spanish FA has confirmed format changes for the Copa del Rey and Spanish Supercopa from next season onwards.
Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong admits he ‘does not expect’ to be a regular starter at Barcelona when he joins the club this summer.
Barcelona will pay €4m to re-sign full-back Marc Cucurella from Eibar this summer, according to El Mundo Deportivo.
Celtic have submitted a bid for Paris FC forward Silas Wamangituka, who has previously been linked to Barcelona, according to reports.
Lille winger Nicolas Pepe is set to announce his future club next week with Barcelona in the frame, according to Diario Sport.
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is confident that the club's record of eight La Liga titles in 11 seasons will never be broken.
Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt has confirmed that no decision has be made yet on his future - however he does not believe he will cost as much as team mate Frenkie De Jong.
Jasper Cillessen is looking to leave Barcelona this summer, according to reports in Marca this weekend.
Barcelona club president Josep Bartomeu is determined to end the season with three trophies, with a Champions League semi final and Copa del Rey final in the coming weeks.
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic again reiterated his desire to see out his career at the Nou Camp - as the Ernesto Valverde's side sealed a second successive league title.
Luis Suarez echoed his manager Ernesto Valverde in saying how Barcelona will need to be at their best against Liverpool in the Champions League next week.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will not be resting on his laurels after his side secured their eighth La Liga title with a 1-0 Nou Camp win against Levante.
Barcelona secured their eighth La Liga title in the last eleven seasons, with a 1-0 win at home to Levante on Saturday night.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will not be in the mood for catching up with old friends when Liverpool head to the Nou Camp in midweek.
Barcelona will clinch the La Liga title with a win against Levante at the Nou Camp tonight. Follow our LIVE blog for all the action.
Ernesto Valverde has opted to rest Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets for tonight's La Liga visit of Levante - ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi final against Liverpool.
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