Lionel Messi weeps as he bids farewell to his boyhood team FC Barcelona and confirms he is talking with French club Paris St Germain over a possible move.
Laporta was last president at Barca between 2003 and 2010, which included overseeing the hugely successful appointment of Pep Guardiola as coach and the iconic treble-winning team of 2008/9.
Barcelona coach Koeman says club image damaged, admitting he was devastated by arrest of former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu as Barca prepares for Copa del Rey semi-final second leg at home to Sevilla.
Spain's Cadena Ser radio said one of those arrested was former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Barcelona says Messi is the only player who did not undergo the tests at the club’s training centre.
Messi was hauled to the ground in the first half by a diving Unai Bustinza wrapping two arms around his waist and he was knocked over again in the second, this time earning a penalty, which he converted.
In February, Spain’s Cadena Ser radio network reported that a company hired by Barcelona used fake social media accounts to discredit opposition figures and even some of its players when they expressed views that went against the club.
Players of FC Barcelona have agreed to make some extra monetary contribution in addition to their 70 percent pay cut for the club to pay the wages of employees during the La Liga break and state of national emergency.
The victory took Barcelona level on 52 points with Real Madrid, who lead the Spanish league standings on goal difference and host Celta Vigo on Sunday. Getafe stay third on 42.
While his predecessor Ernesto Valverde won two La Liga titles in two years, and has the team top once again at the halfway point this season, Setien, apart from some success in Spain’s third tier in 2011, has no coaching honours to his name.
Messi's strike saw Barca return to the top of the standings with 31 points after 14 games, ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference, while Atletico were left in sixth spot on 25 points, having played one match more than the two pacesetters.
Barcelona Vice President Jordi Cardoner, however, denied the Spanish soccer club was in contact with Neymar amid reports the Brazil striker wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain.
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