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Arthur: Neymar wanted back at Camp Nou by Barca players and fans

Barcelona midfielder Arthur is convinced the squad and fans want Neymar to return to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain.
Louis van Gaal has hit out at Lionel Messi, claiming the Barcelona talisman should be adapting himself to the team, and not the other way around.

Lionel Messi dropped as Barcelona release squad against Napoli

Lionel Messi was not included in Ernesto Valverde's team, as Barcelona released a squad of 26 players to face Napoli in their upcoming friendly match on Wednesday in Miami.

Barcelona star aims a sly dig at Real Madrid

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has aimed a sly dig at Real Madrid for their custom of dropping all domestic titles to focus on UEFA Champions League.
Gerard Pique joined Lionel Messi in a pre-match press conference on Friday and spoke about Barcelona’s playing style under Ernesto Valverde.

Ernesto Valverde welcomes back two Barcelona stars to training

Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique returned to the team after their long days off, the Uruguayan ended his holiday and returned to Camp Nou with the rest of the squad on Wednesday morning.
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Barcelona’s Gerard Pique handed €2.1 million tax bill

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique will be forced to pay 2.1 million euros ($2.36 million) to Spain’s tax authorities after his conviction for rights-image fraud was confirmed, a legal source told AFP on Wednesday.
Neymar testified to Brazilian prosecutors for five hours on Thursday in the wake of rape allegations made by a 26-year-old woman.

Jodi Cardoner: Neymar wants Barcelona move but there has been no contact

Neymar “wants to return to Barcelona”, claims the club’s vice-president Jodi Cardoner, but no discussions have been held with the Paris Saint-Germain forward.
Colombian Singer, Shakira appeared in a Spanish court on Thursday to answer tax fraud charges.

Pop singer Shakira in Spanish court over alleged tax fraud

Colombian singer Shakira appeared in a Spanish court on Thursday to answer tax fraud charges.
Gerard Pique joined Lionel Messi in a pre-match press conference on Friday and spoke about Barcelona’s playing style under Ernesto Valverde.

Gerard Pique: We want Ernesto Valverde to continue as Barcelona coach

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has insisted that he and his teammates want manager, Ernesto Valverde, to continue as the club’s coach despite Barca’s 2-1 defeat to Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday night.
Liverpool have been urged to make a “smart” move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, with Mario Melchiot considering his fellow Dutchman to be the perfect partner for Virgil van Dijk.

Barcelona distanced from Matthijs de Ligt by vice-president amid talk of big-money deal

Barcelona have been distanced from Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt by the club’s vice-president, with Jordi Mestre talking up the quality of those already on the books of the Liga champions.
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Barcelona aim to seal title with home win against Levante

FC Barcelona will be crowned this season’s Liga Santander Champions if they win their home game against Levante in the Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday night.
Top (L-R) Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet, Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique and bottom (L-R) Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Jordi Alba pose before the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain both squandered chances to retain their domestic titles on a weekend which saw a much-changed Barcelona take their eye off the ball in La Liga.

Barcelona held by Huesca as Ernesto Valverde rests stars

A much-changed Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw by Huesca on Saturday as they moved 12 points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid at the top of LaLiga.
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Jean-Clair Todibo, Moussa Wague make Barcelona debuts as Ernesto Valverde rings changes

Jean-Clair Todibo and Moussa Wague will make their Barcelona debuts against Huesca after head coach Ernesto Valverde made sweeping changes to his team.
Messi needed treatment before he could continue at Old Trafford (Getty)

Barcelona rest Lionel Messi ahead of Manchester United quarter-final

Barcelona will rest Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets against Huesca in La Liga on Saturday ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United.
Messi needed treatment before he could continue at Old Trafford (Getty)

Ernesto Valverde: Chris Smalling hit Lionel Messi like a train

Lionel Messi could be rested against Huesca after a challenge by Manchester United defender Chris Smalling was compared by Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde to being hit by a train.

Samuel Eto’o: I made Barcelona win under Pep Guardiola, not Lionel Messi

Samuel Eto'o insists that he was the driving force behind Barcelona's treble-winning success in Pep Guardiola's first year in charge, ahead of Lionel Messi.
Diego Costa confronts referee Jesús Gil Manzano during the 2-0 defeat to Barcelona. Lluís Gené-AFP-Getty Images

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa handed eight-match ban

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been hit with eight-match ban for insulting and grabbing referee Jesus Gil Manzano during a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona.
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Gerard Pique: Barcelona must kill off comeback kings Manchester United

Gerard Pique says Barcelona must learn from last season’s Champions League collapse against Roma and be wary of Manchester United’s powers of recovery ahead of Wednesday’s quarter-final clash.

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