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ESPN – Barcelona eye clasico with Real Madrid but Rayo the focus for now

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno believes Barcelona have a real chance to win the treble this season with the trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez leading the charge. Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao have a lot in common. Between them they have won 49 of the 112 editions of the Spanish Cup to date and they will meet again in this year's final on May 30 to decide who takes the 50th. That game will be a repeat of the 2009 and 2012 finals that Barca won and there should be similar scenes to those friendly occasions where fans happily mixed happily, united in their opposition of a shared enemy in the Spanish capital. Leaving aside the complexities of Spanish politics,…

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ESPN – Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez save sloppy Barcelona in Granada

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson recaps Barcelona's comfortable win over Granada. Barcelona achieved a decisive 3-1 win away at Granada in round 25 of La Liga action on Saturday. Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scored for the club, who enjoyed 70 percent of possession, created 16 goal-scoring chances and attempted 16 shots, nine of them on target. Luis Enrique introduced several changes to his preferred 11, including players who have enjoyed less and less playing time as the season has developed. The Catalans' level of intensity and fluency when on the ball dropped…

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