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Ernesto Valverde not considering resigning as Barcelona coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insisted he had not considered resigning in the wake of his side's Champions League exit.
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Another Champions League disaster leaves Ernesto Valverde future in doubt

Barcelona and Lionel Messi walked out at Anfield as probable for a Champions League, Cup and Liga treble but walked off with coach Ernesto Valverde possibly facing the sack.
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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.
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Lionel Messi demands more after imperfect Barcelona blow away Manchester United

Lionel Messi lit up Camp Nou and devastated Manchester United before firing a warning to Barcelona that they cannot start slowly again.
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.
Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Sergio Busquets: Lionel Messi magic doesn’t surprise us any more

Barcelona's stars have stopped being surprised by Lionel Messi's continued brilliance, according to midfielder Sergio Busquets.
Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Sergio Busquets: Lionel Messi is unique, continues to amaze at Barcelona

Sergio Busquets has saluted the “unique” skills of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, with the Argentine continuing to amaze with his level of consistency.
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the football match between Barcelona and Espanyol. AFP

Sergio Busquets: Barcelona are used to Lionel Messi brilliance

Sergio Busquets was not surprised to see Lionel Messi overcome a pelvic injury to inspire Barcelona to a 2-0 derby win over Espanyol.
Sergio Ramos gestures to the crowd after Spain beat England in the UEFA Nations League. Getty Images

Sergio Ramos: Spain motivated to win Euro 2020 qualifier against Malta for Luis Enrique

Sergio Ramos has said Spain are motivated to win Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Malta for coach Luis Enrique, who will miss the game due to "family reasons".
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Barcelona’s Jordi Alba defends value of Copa del Rey

Jordi Alba insists Barcelona's achievement of reaching a sixth consecutive Copa del Rey final is not one to be taken lightly.
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Concern for misfiring Luis Suarez as goals dry up for Barcelona

The image of a frustrated Lionel Messi with his hands on his hips in Barcelona’s 0-0 Champions League draw in Lyon on Tuesday may reverberate the most around the world, but it is Luis Suarez’s form in front of goal that is causing most concern in Catalonia.
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Barcelona to unleash rested Lionel Messi against Girona

FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has a big problem on his hands for now, and he needs to find a solution fast.
Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) celebrates his goal with teammates during the Spanish League football match between Levante and Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on December 16, 2018. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Barcelona’s defensive problems fester despite healthy Liga lead

Barcelona’s title charge has been riddled with defensive problems and just as they looked to have found stability, another one landed at their feet.
Lionel Messi takes on the defender Erick Cabaco in Barcelona’s 5-0 win away to Levante. Manuel Bruque-EPA

Lionel Messi scores hat trick as Barcelona pummelled Levante 5-0

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick and created another two goals as Barcelona thrashed 10-man Levante to regain a three-point lead at the top of La Liga.
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Malcom finally delivers after difficult start at Barcelona

Malcom cried tears of joy after scoring against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday but his emotions must have marked relief too after a difficult start at Barcelona.

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