TOP 5 Barca: Xavi coaching future, Anthony Martial, El Clasico, Lenglet and Victor Valdes


Barça-Madrid, on Sunday May 6 at 8.45pm CEST | FCBarcelona.com

The League El Clásico at the Camp Nou has a date and time. It will be played on Sunday, May 6, at 8.45pm CEST, in a match corresponding to day 36 and will be the penultimate home game of the season.

It will be the fourth official El Clásico of the campaign, after the two Spanish Super Cup ties and the 0-3 achieved by FC Barcelona before Christmas at the Santiago Bernabéu. In addition, there was another one last July, in a friendly match in Miami won by Barça. That was part of the American tour, and FC Barcelona will visit the country again this summer.

International Champions Cup 2018: Full list of teams, fixtures and location of pre-season tournament | Goal

The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester giants United and City continue their involvement from previous years, while Benfica, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool join, having not played a part in the 2017 edition.

United States:


DateMatchTime (local / BST)Venue
Jul 20Manchester City vs Borussia DortmundTBCSoldier Field, Chicago
Jul 22Liverpool vs Borussia DortmundTBCBank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Jul 25Manchester City vs LiverpoolTBCMetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Jul 25AC Milan vs Manchester UnitedTBCRose Bowl, Pasadena
Jul 25Roma vs TottenhamTBCSDCCC Stadium, San Diego
Jul 25Borussia Dortmund vs BenficaTBCHeinz Field, Pittsburgh
Jul 25Juventus vs Bayern MunichTBCLincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Jul 28Manchester United vs LiverpoolTBCMichigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Jul 28Bayern Munich vs Manchester CityTBCHard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Jul 28Barcelona vs TottenhamTBCRose Bowl, Pasadena
Jul 28Benfica vs JuventusTBCRed Bull Arena, Harrison
Jul 31Manchester United vs Real MadridTBCHard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Jul 31Tottenham vs AC MilanTBCUS Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Jul 31Barcelona vs RomaTBCAT&T Stadium, Arlington
Aug 4AC Milan vs BarcelonaTBCLevi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Aug 4Real Madrid vs JuventusTBCFedEx Field, Landover
Aug 7Real Madrid vs RomaTBCMetLife Stadium, East Rutherford

Should Barça sign Lenglet if Umtiti left for Manchester United? | The Barcelona Podcast


Francesc and Dan debate whether Clement Lenglet would be a welcome addition to Barca's back-line given his impressive season at Sevilla, then discuss future plans for Umtiti, Mina, Vermaelen and Pique. Your hosts also welcome Patreons Mike and Mitko to answer listener questions regarding squad rotation, Paulinho and future signings.

The Barca squad's angry reaction towards Valverde in Rome | Sport

FC Barcelona's stunning defeat to Roma has defined their season and above all, the squad's view of Ernesto Valverde. On a personal level, there is no problem with the coach, who is seen as affable, but his professional ability is another story altogether. And his decisions in Rome saw his players tell him how they really felt.

One of the most severe responses he got came from one of the dressing room heavyweights. "Boss, this was a game for physical players," he told Valverde.

Barcelona line up £60m bid for Manchester United's Anthony Martial | Daily Mail

Barcelona considered a bid for Martial last summer before they moved for Ousmane Dembele but they may now return for the French forward in the coming window. Barcelona are also confident they lead the race to sign French forward Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid this summer, while their scouts are also monitoring the rapid progress of Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon.

The 17-year-old has scored 14 goals in 43 games for Fulham this season and was named on the six-man shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year award alongside Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Ederson.

Xavi takes his next step towards becoming Barça coach | Sport

Xavi is taking the course alongside his old Barça teammate Victor Valdes and old Spain teammates Joan Capdevila (formerly of Espanyol and Villarreal), Marcos Senna (Villarreal), Xabi Alonso (Real Sociedad, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid) and some older players such as Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez.

It was perhaps because of such illustrious company that Xavi couldn't resist uploading a photo to Instagram with the following message: "What a team! Beginning the UEFA Elite coaching course with these great colleagues, training ourselves up for the future."

Should Barça sign Lenglet if Umtiti left for Manchester United? | The Barcelona Podcast

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