FC Barcelona News: 18 May 2017; Real Madrid Point Away from Title, Preparations Begin for Eibar

Ronaldo’s double vs. Celta moves Real Madrid within one point of La Liga title | ESPN
Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest double kept Real Madrid on course for the Liga title on a dramatic night at Balaidos that saw Los Blancos again ride their luck at times but win 4-1 and move three points clear at the top of the table with just one game left to play.

Back to work to prepare for Eibar | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona returned to work on Thursday morning after a few days of rest to prepare for Sunday’s match against Eibar at the Camp Nou (kick-off 8.00pm CET). Luis Enrique’s men are still in with a chance of winning the title should they win and if Málaga can defeat Real Madrid.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Eibar | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will continue the fight for the league title in the final La Liga fixture of the season against Eibar at the Camp Nou. Luis Enrique will say goodbye to the fans in his last game as manager at the stadium. His team are in fine form with six league wins in a row.

FC Barcelona hosts tryouts for its youth academy in New York | FC Barcelona
The first ever fully-owned and operated FC Barcelona youth soccer academy in the United States is coming to Long Island, New York. FC Barcelona will bring its winning methodologies from its famed youth academy in Barcelona which has shaped players like Messi, Iniesta and Pique – some of the greatest soccer players of all-time – to boys and girls living in the Tri-State area.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez’s wives launch joint business venture | ESPN
With Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez regularly combining to such deadly effect on the pitch, perhaps its only natural their wives attempt to do likewise from a business standpoint. Indeed, the Barcelona duo’s significant others, Antonella Roccuzzo and Sofia Balbi, have paired up to open a new boutique in the city in conjunction with Argentinian fashion designer Ricky Sarkany.

‘Korean Messi’ carries U20 hopes of a nation | Sport360
It is not just the dribbling, the pace and the confidence that Lee, 19, possesses that remind of the Argentine star but his goalscoring exploits at Barcelona. At the age of 13, he was breaking Messi’s club records.

Event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Wembley victory in 1992 | FC Barcelona
We inform you that next Saturday, 20 May at 12.00pm CET in the 1899 Auditorium, there will be an institutional event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Club’s first ever European Cup victory at Wembley Stadium. Taking part will be the FC Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu; first vice president Jordi Cardoner, Wembley 92 commissioner José Mari Bakero and the journalist Pitu Abril.