Special greetings from Luis Enrique
FC Barcelona's coach, Luis Enrique, had a special memory just when they won La Liga. After the initial euphoria and the shower in the dressing room, the coach sent a special message, a Whatsapp to Andoni Zubizarreta, Albert Valentín and Narcía Julià, former Football Directors dismissed last January. Luis Enrique considered them part of the victory. He told them that he believed La Liga had also been won thanks to them.
The suspicious hug of Undiano Mallenco
Publicly the speech about referees haven't varied. No words about their performance. But privately things are different. Especially if the referee is Alberto Undiano Mallenco. He was the only element that irritated the players, coaches and Barça board last Sunday at el Calderon in the celebration of La Liga. Amongst other decisions, he didn't whistled a clear penalty after Juanfran touched the ball with his hands when the match was 0-0. Barça have distrusted Undiano for many years. Specially after 2011 Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid, when he allowed violence of Mourinho's team and after seeing him effusively hugging Fernando Hierro after the match. However we have to say that Hierro wasn't working for Madrid at that time.
"Ain't no tickets"
The flood of requests for tickets for members and fans for the UCL Final has exceeded all expectations of the club. Also at the institutional level. The number of sponsors, representatives of public institutions, politicians, friends and "new" friends that leverage the contacts is really high. So high that people like Ramon Pujol, head of the Department of Protocol, or Albert Soler, top executive of the sports area, want to save time and wrote this on their WhatsApp status: "Ain't no tickets." Ramon Pujol, a multilingual man who speaks Arabic, has written it in Catalan, English and Spanish.