FC Barcelona News: 8 May 2021

PREVIEW | FC Barcelona v Atlético Madrid – FC Barcelona
First against third and just two points separate them. FC Barcelona welcome La Liga leaders Atlético Madrid on Saturday at Camp Nou (4.15pm CEST) in clash between two of the biggest clubs in Europe that could turn out to be crucial in the battle for the league title.

The squad for FC Barcelona v Atlético Madrid – FC Barcelona
One of the most important games of the season is almost upon us, the visit of Atlético Madrid to Camp Nou in La Liga with the title still up for grabs.

The lowdown on Atlético Madrid – FC Barcelona
Barça host Atlético Madrid this Saturday at 4.15pm CEST in one of the most decisive Liga games ever played between the two. Whoever wins this game will make a giant step forward towards winning the Liga title, and although it won’t end their hopes, it will be a major setback for whoever loses.

Koeman believes red card and two-match ban was “something personal” – SPORT
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says his red card against Granada and subsequent two-match ban was “something personal.” The Barça coach was dismissed for saying ‘What a character’ and is due to serve the second of his two-game touchline suspension against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Barça coach Koeman “convinced” four wins will bring the title to Camp Nou – SPORT
Ronald Koeman is “convinced” that four wins will lead to the La Liga title for Barcelona as they prepare to host league leaders Atletico Madrid on Saturday. A win will take Barça ahead of Atletico at the top of the table, with games against Levante, Celta Vigo and Eibar to close the campaign.

Suarez’s Barcelona return: “It will be strange for him and for our players” – SPORT
Luis Suarez returns to Camp Nou on Saturday in an Atletico Madrid shirt for the first time since leaving Barcelona last summer. Suarez missed the first meeting between the two teams in November after contracting coronavirus while on international duty with Uruguay.

Diego Simeone on his chances of winning at Camp Nou: “There’s always a first time for everything in life” – Football Espana
“We’re facing a team that’s cut many points, and a coach who’s done a great job to turn around what happened at the beginning of the season,” Simeone said pre-match in comments carried by Marca. “There’s always a first time for everything in life,” he replied when asked whether he could secure his first ever win at Camp Nou.

Barcelona to battle PSG for AS Monaco defender – Football Espana
Barcelona are set to kick off a summer bidding war with Paris Saint-Germain for AS Monaco star Caio Henrique. The Brazilian U23 international has established himself as one of the most consistent full backs in Ligue 1 this season after joining the French side from Atletico Madrid less than 12 months ago.

La Liga Big Three do battle for Napoli star Fabian Ruiz – Football Espana
The Spanish international is rumoured to be growing increasingly keen on a return to his native country, ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, after contract negotiations have continued to stall in Naples.

Kalidou Koulibaly on Barcelona’s radar – Football Espana
Barcelona are continuing to plan their squad for next season, with no shortage of names linked to the club according to Mundo Deportivo. The latest is Napoli’s Senegalese centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, a 29-year-old who was first identified during Eric Abidal’s era.

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