Barcelona Fullback Says Madrid Should Give Them a Guard Of Honour

  • Barcelona Fullback Says Madrid Should Give Them a Guard Of Honour

Barcelona Fullback Says Madrid Should Give Them a Guard Of Honour

Jordi Alba suggested bitter rivals Real Madrid should perform a guard of honour for the recently-crowned Spanish champions, though the full-back acknowledged the decision would not be made by the players.

The Argentine genius played a starring role yet again, bagging his 41st hat-trick as undefeated Barca beat now relegated Deportivo 4-2 to claim their 25th league title overall - and their seventh in the last ten seasons. Barcelona notably gave Real Madrid a guard of honor in 2008 but recently refused to give one following Zinedine Zidane's side's win in the Club World Cup in December past year.

"In our case, Barca would do the guard of honor", he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"If they don't want to give us a guard of honor it will be because it comes from upstairs".

Barca remain unbeaten in the league this season, but needed two late goals from Messi at the Riazor to secure the win having seen Deportivo fight back from 2-0 down.

Lionel Messi's hat-trick in Barcelona's win at Deportivo on Sunday saw him overtake Mo Salah in the race for the European Golden Shoe.

No further motivation can be required for Zinedine Zidane's squad given the rivalry and Actual can be in buoyant temper in the event that they end off - as anticipated - a depleted Bayern Munich within the second leg of their Champions League semifinal Tuesday.

When asked what Lopez's secret was following Friday's win at home to Sevilla, Morales said it was simple, "he told us to go out and enjoy ourselves". "I hope we can continue", midfielder Sergio Busquets said.

The triumph means the Catalan club has completed a League and Cup double during coach Ernesto Valverde's first season in charge after replacing Luis Enrique during the summer of June 2017.

"We have managed an nearly ideal league campaign, without losing so far".

"Champions the League. It's mine too, no?".

"We are playing nearly a final tomorrow and we want our fans to be with us and carry us to a win", Ramos added.

"The elimination (by Roma) marked us a little bit because it was unexpected, but out trajectory has been extraordinary", added Valverde.

"The Roma defeat annoyed us a lot but we've had a very good season, we have won the double".