World Tourism Organization signs collaboration agreement with FC Barcelona

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Barcelona couldn't do much to mount a counter, and Džeko kept bullying the Spanish power's defenders. What tangible properties did it possess that City can hope to replicate in order to pull off their own titanic turnaround? "It is a great honor to have Messi joining the UNWTO alongside other well-known personalities in promoting the positive values and benefits that tourism represents", said Pololikashvili.

Iniesta's future with Barcelona is up in the air, with the club legend setting an April 30 deadline to decide on his future.

"I still watch them", he said.

"The Spaniard is eligible to move to a new club when he turns 16 in just three days time".

Besides the football club, Barcelona has teams in 11 other sports, such as handball and basketball, and plays an important social and sporting role in Catalan society.

Asked about Philippe Coutinho, Ronaldinho was quick to laud his "special" compatriot.

Staying humble is crucial, and a behind the scenes report from The Times at United's academy has revealed the existence of the picture of Messi on the wall.

"I always think we could lose, in the same way, I always think we could win". To put the scale of that task into context: Barca have only conceded three goals in nine Champions League games this season. They begin Tuesday night's game in Rome with a 4-1 lead from the first leg and more than one foot planted in the semifinal for the first time since 2015.

"He's not just a great player; he's a great person, a great human being". We know that we have plenty of things in our favour in terms of scoring.

Gerard Pique and Umtiti each struggled to get the measure of Roma's frontman, which allowed him almost free reign in offering a platform and lay the foundation for most of the hosts' precise performance. It also freed Leo Messi from any defensive shackles and allowed him to cause havoc.

The former two-time Ballon d'Or winner then discussed Messi's ability to improve with every game and that the Argentine international deserves respect.