FC Barcelona and Real Madrid managed a draw (2-2) in what was supposed to be a somewhat decaffeinated 'El Clásico' in recent years. Barça’s motivation, having already being crowned champions of the league and Copa del Rey titles this seasons, were to continue their historic unbeaten LaLiga record and to ensure a memorable farewell to team captain, Andres Iniesta in what was his last 'El Clásico' game before leaving the squad at the end of this season.
Both teams came into the match determined to give fans an exhilarating night to remember and the result was an intense, passionate and controversial match. Valverde's team went ahead thanks to a great goal by Luis Suarez, but Cristiano Ronaldo tied the match before half-time.
In the second half, Leo Messi put his team ahead for the second time after a perfect assist from Luis Suarez but twenty minutes later, Gareth Bale scored making the final scoreboard 2-2. The match finished in a draw, leaving both teams unsatisfied and fighting with every last scrap of energy to come away with a victory.
FC Barcelona have been proclaimed League Champions after beating RC Deportivo by 2 goals to 4 thereby winning the eighth double in the club’s history after winning the Copa del Rey last weekend.
The Catalans have won the League with four matchdays still left to play and having not lost any of the 34 games matches they played. A historic record.
A hat-trick by Leo Messi and a goal by Coutinho were more than enough for FC Barcelona to see off two goals by Lucas and Colak, the authors of the Deportivo’s goals. This win certifies Barça’s 25th league title and brings the season to a triumphant close with the addition of another two trophies in their trophy cabinet at Camp Nou.
FC Barcelona won an amazing fourth Spanish Cup title in a row, and 30th in total, after managing an unbelievable and superb victory over Sevilla (5-0) in the final that took place at Wanda Metropolitano.
Luis Suarez (2), Messi, who equalled Telmo Zarra’s record of scoring in five different cup finals, Iniesta and Coutinho, from the penalty spot, sealed Barça's victory in their best performance of the season.
The 'blue-and-reds' can achieve the double in a week, because they will win the League title if they beat Deportivo at Riazor in the next round.
FC Barcelona were outclassed by AS Roma in every aspect and eliminated in the quarter final stage of the Champions League after losing by 3 goals to 0 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Going into the tie Barça had 4-1 scoreboard in their favour, and nobody could have imagined that the Catalans would be bidding farewell to Europe in this round. However, an immaculate AS Roma and an unrecognizable FC Barcelona were all the ingredients needed for a shock outcome on a night Valverde's team will be keen to put behind them.
Dzeko scored the first goal after six minutes and in the second half the ‘Romans’ sealed the comeback. First it was De Rossi from the penalty spot, and finally Manolas carried his team aloft over the finish line, thus ensuring Roma’s place in the Champions League semi-finals.
FC Barcelona did not have their most brilliant night, but showed their punch to beat AS Roma (4-1) and take a giant step into the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The own goal by De Rossi (38') was the only goal in the first 45 minutes where Barça controlled the match, but without any amazing football. It was in the second half when Valverde’s team attacked Allison's goal with shot after shot to edge closer to the next round of the continental tournament.
Manolas (56') own goal, another by Piqué (59') and another in the final minutes by Luis Suárez (87') cancelled out Edin Dzeko’s away goal (80'). We’ll have to wait until next Tuesday April 10th in Italy for the outcome.