Bread with tomato kit
Barca won the Champions League of courtesy gifts among boards. In the UCL matches when the club plays home, the club surprises the visitors with a gastronomic gift. A kit with all the ingredients to make a good bread with tomato, a typical Catalan meal. A box with a special design that contains a bread from Barcelona, oil from Les Garrigues, salt from Ebro Delta and tomatoes from Girona. It also includes an explanation in three languages, like an Ikea furniture, because foreigners know who to make a good dinner when they reach home. Under normal conditions, the meat is a good fuet (pork) from the region of Osona but when the guest is Islamic, the meat is replaced by a can of anchovies from l'Escala. The Department of Protocol is the father of the idea. When there has been two matches against the same opponent —this year PSG has come to Barcelona in the group stage and in quarterfinals— they give a different thing. On the second visit, the French were surprised with a kit of sweets.
The President's family couldn't buy Copa tickets
This Monday morning half of the club was in Munich accompanying Luis Enrique's team, as they were facing Bayern the next day. The other half stayed in the office to manage the sale of tickets for the Copa del Rey final. A new sales system had been implemented, but it collapsed as 30,000 requests an hour entered. The collapse was so great that the system fell and members in the process showed their anger. In Munich some phones began to ring. Among them, the president's. Part of his family called him to inform him that it was impossible to get tickets. The warning lights were on. Phones of other managers also rang, especially the one from the General Director, Nacho Mestre, who had accompanied the team. On Monday afternoon everything was mended. In an upcoming edition of Gossip, we will tell you interesting anecdotes of the process that was used to solve it.
The players on loan, aware of La Liga end
This Sunday Barça have the first chance to be Liga champion. A few kilometers from Calderón —where Barça are facing Atlético Madrid— a few players with a direct relationship with the club will be pending of the possible Blaugrana victory. The four leased certainly be happy if the team champion Luis Enrique is some feeling for others and the relationships they have left the locker room. Moreover, it will also because, for example in the case of Tello, despite playing the entire year in Porto, charge premium economy which had stipulated to win the league.