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Barca’s Dependence on Messi Evident in Draw with Villarreal

The thrilling draw of Barcelona on Tuesday with Villarreal is being considered as the game of the season in Spain. However, once again, it has shown the vulnerability of Barcelona, the La Liga leaders when they try to give a break to Lionel Messi. Having 2 quarterfinal games in Champions League against Man United and top of the chart showdown against Atletico, Ernesto Valverde, the Barcelona coach has opted to rest the talisman. Messi was seen sitting on the bench along with Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic. Even though Barca was able to get a good start with 2 goals …

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Barcelona Hailed As Champions-Elect After Defeating Real

Barcelona has been hailed as the champions-elect of La Liga in the Catalan media following their win at Real Madrid by 1–0 on Saturday. The press of the capital called for some instant chances at Real, following their domestic failure. The cool strike of Ivan Rakitic in the 1st half had been enough to see off Real Madrid and this sends Barcelona twelve points clear of their rivals. As a matter of fact, it also provided them with a ten point over Atletico Madrid, the nearest challengers. Barcelona based newspapers reported that it is like they are the champions as …

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