Live Barcelona Blog: Carles Puyol credits Ernesto Valverde for unbeaten season

Sport360 staff 18:05 06/05/2018
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6:05pm – Club legend Puyol says Valverde’s hard work reason for unbeaten run

Barcelona are in the midst of a 41-game streak without a defeat in La Liga and former captain Carles Puyol believes Ernesto Valverde deserves much of the credit.

“Barcelona are having an amazing season. It’s the result of all the hard work that Valverde has done,” Puyol said.

“It’s a shame what happened in the Champions League but what they’re doing in the league this season is very good.”

Read Puyol’s full comments praising Valverde here.

Valverde

3:39pm – Suarez says Griezmann would be welcomed at Camp Nou

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has been heavily linked with Barcelona and according to Luis Suarez, the striker would be embraced at the Catalan club.

Speaking to Radio Uruguay, Suarez said: “He’s welcome [at Barcelona]. He’s not coming to take anyone’s place, but with the ambition to do big things with the best club in the world. I’m proud that Barca keep signing players of such quality.”

Check out Suarez’s full comments and more on the Griezmann situation here.

Griezmann

12:00pm – Barcelona attempt to end winless streak at home in El Clasico

Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet for the 238th time, with the Catalan club having won 93 and the Whites having taken 95 of those clashes.

However, Barcelona have lost the past three encounters at Camp Nou, which will host the sides on Sunday night in a contest that shouldn’t lack any excitement, even though the La Liga title has already been decided.

Check out more key stats head of the match-up here.

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