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Leo Messi is the feature on TIME's cover this February / PHOTO: FCB

Another big week for FC Barcelona nears its end as the team returned from the King’s Cup semifinal away leg at Mestalla, Messi featured on the cover of TIME magazine, and, of course, last week’s Clásico at the Camp Nou. Here are some of the best articles, videos, and opinions concerning FC Barcelona made this past week by journalists and fans alike. If you have suggestions for this column, please tweet them to Barça’s twitter account, make sure you tag your tweet with #FCBroundup

Sports Illustrated. The Ultimate Soccer Draft

Sports Illustrated gathered some of the best football journalists to take part in what they call The Ultimate Soccer Draft, here are their picks. Spoiler: a Barça player tops the list. “Imagine you and nine rival managers/sporting directors are putting together soccer teams from scratch. Every current or former player is available to draft, each in the prime of his career.”

SpanishFootball.info. Miguel C B. How to make it in La Masia: Isaac Cuenca

“The future is looking bright for someone who’s made so many sacrifices to make his dream of playing for Barça and in Primera División. Few players deserve this opportunity more than Cuenca, an example for many kids.”

Mr. Márquez made an emotive tribute video to the late Dani Montesinos, football journalist and commentator for La Sexta.

Total Barça. Maria Ines. Xavi’s legacy and the future of Barça’s midfield

“Just after turning 32 years old, we can say Xavi is not only a crucial player for Barça, but also one of those players that could be called a legend. His impressive achievements, such as being the player with the most games played for Barça (607, counting the latest Clásico) and winning the most trophies, puts him right next to the likes of Kubala, Ramallets, or Cruyff. Yes, that kind of legend.”

TIME. Glen Levy. The Experts Weigh In: Messi May Be the Best of All Time - Except for One Thing

“But just how good is he? "In terms of ability and his overall impact on the game and what's he achieved so far, he would be the best I've ever seen," says former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker, who was one of England's finest ever goal scorers. The coach who signed him for Barça, fellow Englishman Terry Venables, tells TIME, "It's just wonderful to see. You've got to pinch yourself sometimes, it's really amazing what he does."

Reddit.com/r/Barca. _sic. It’s all about family
The r/Barca community on Reddit has a propensity for finding comical and rarely seen photos and sharing them with other FC Barcelona fans. This week they outdid themselves.

Sport. T. Andreu. Los motivos para confiar en este Barça (Spanish)

“El Barça no tiene la más mínima intención de variar su planteamiento dentro y fuera de los terrenos de juego. O lo que es lo mismo, el campeón peleará y peleará hasta el final.”

TIME. Bobby Ghosh. Lionel Messi on His Sport, Cristiano Ronaldo - and Argentina

“Lionel Messi is not only the shining star of my favorite team, FC Barcelona (although among my sentimental favorites, he's also a highly unusual sporting icon. In an era when many sports celebrities swagger extravagantly, on and off the field, Messi is something of a throwback: a well-behaved young man who keeps his nose scrupulously clean.”

TIME. Joachim Ladefoged. Leo Messi behind the scenes at TIME [VIDEO]

Facebook. Gerard Piqué. Happy Birthday!

The defender, who turns 25 today, happened upon an unexpected surprise as he showed up for training today at the Ciutat Esportiva. The above photo (link), which features the team’s birthday present, was posted to Facebook by Gerard Piqué.

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