Barcelona beat Real Madrid, who despite their constant domination in the first half, and parts of the second half, simply couldn’t hit the back of the net. Barcelona’s efficiency in front of goal landed them the ticket to the Copa del Rey final at the Villamarín on May 25.
After months of speculation on several Barça members’ future in the club, among those Ivan Rakitic and Ernesto Valverde, the former’s future has been announced by the club: he’s staying for at least another season – until that of 2019/20, and has an optional year in his contract for the 2020/21-season, one which has to be triggered by both club and manager.
Matthijs de Ligt is a hot name in the transfer market, and has been so for a solid year now; and the saga of whether he’ll end up in Barcelona or elsewhere continues. IWe’ll update this article whenever something new happens, so feel free to bookmark it. For now, let’s go through what’s happened with de Ligt so far.