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FC Barcelona News: 19 February 2019

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors PREVIEW: Lyon - FC BarcelonaBarça will go looking for a victory on Tuesday that will hand them the advantage in this Champions League Round of 16 two-legged tie. LYON - BARÇA |...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 16:50:12

Sergio Busquets: ?We?ve been warned and must do our best?

?It doesn?t matter how well you?ve done during the competition or in previous seasons.? Sergio Busquets has spoken ahead of FC Barcelona?s clash with Olympique Lyonnais, saying they have been ?warned? by previous seasons in the UEFA...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 08:50:20

Spanish Supercup to adopt ?Final Four? system, be played abroad

The Spanish FA?s plans still must be approved before the format is officially adopted The Spanish football association?s president, Luis Rubiales, has unveiled plans to adopt a ?Final Four? system to determine the winner of next year?s...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 19:50:15

Barcelona to debut pioneering technology for hospitalized children to experience matches

For the first time, ?Robot Pol? will be deployed for the Barcelona-Lyon game in the Champions League FC Barcelona?s foundation, with the help of Olympique Lyonnais and the Éric Abidal Foundation, will debut a pioneering technology for...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 08:50:20

Lyon vs Barça (1st leg): Preview

The Champions League returns and Barça face a very tough challenge to start the knockout rounds Olympique Lyonnais vs FC Barcelona Competition/Round: 2018-19 Champions League, Round of 16, First Leg Barcelona Outs & Doubts: Arthur,...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 08:50:20

Three things Barca need to do against Lyon

A closer look at the last 16 tie After a narrow win against Real Valladolid in the league, Barcelona turn their focus to the Champions League, and the road to Madrid has presented us with a new challenge: conquering the city of Lyon....
barcelona - 2019-02-19 16:50:12

Ferland Mendy is ready for Messi, says Aouar

The defender has been linked with Barcelona Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar says defender Ferland Mendy is ready for the challenge of taking on Lionel Messi. The midfielder was talking ahead of Tuesday?s Champions League clash between the...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 08:50:20

Malcom has scored four goals in four games against Lyon

Will he be involved in Barcelona?s Champions League match" Last time we saw Malcom, he had scored an equalizer in el clásico, a Copa del Rey draw that ended 1-1 between Barcelona and Real Madrid. He hasn?t featured since. Now, as Barça...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 19:50:15

Valverde talks Barca style, Suarez and Umtiti ahead of Lyon

The boss spoke ahead of the Champions League tie Ernesto Valverde faced the press ahead of Barcelona?s clash with Lyon on Tuesday and spoke on a variety of topics. The Barcelona boss got a little riled about a question on his team?s...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 08:50:20

Barça squad named for Lyon 1st leg

Ernesto Valverde has taken 21 players with him to France The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana start their journey in the Champions League knockouts with the Round of 16 first leg against Lyon, and Ernesto Valverde has called...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 08:50:20

Lyon vs Barça: LIVE BLOG!

Follow along as Barça play a huge European game! THE CHAAAAAAAAAAAAMPIOOOOOOOOOOOOOONS... Oh it?s back, baby! The best club tournament in the world, the Champions League, has return for the Round of 16 and Barcelona have a very tough tie...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 16:50:12

Arthur targeting clásico return for Barcelona

The midfielder is hoping to play against Real Madrid in La Liga Arthur, who has been a starter for FC Barcelona recently, is targeting el clásico as his return date from an injury in his left calf, according to Diario AS. The Brazilian is...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 19:50:15

Tactical Preview: Lyon - FC Barcelona, UEFA Champions League

Barcelona need to set the tone for their Champions League campaign FC Barcelona prepare to turbocharge their bid to reconquer the UEFA Champions League with a match away to Olympique Lyonnais. It?s obvious, but should be remembered: Barça...
barcelona - 2019-02-19 08:50:20

Dembélé ?has similar qualities to Neymar,? says former coach

Barcelona need to be patient with him Philippe Montainer, the man who gave young Ousmane Dembélé a shot at Rennes has spoken out about his former player. Montainer asks Barcelona fans to be patient with Dembélé and his growth at the...
barcelona - 2019-02-18 19:50:10

Umtiti?s return gives Valverde defensive dilemma

The Barcelona boss has plenty of options in defence Barcelona received some good news on Sunday morning with the club confirming that Samuel Umtiti is fit and ready to play for the first time in almost three months. Welcome back to...
barcelona - 2019-02-18 08:50:27

How will Barcelona line up against Lyon"

The Spanish champions are in France on Tuesday The Champions League finally returns for Barcelona on Tuesday as they head to Lyon for the first leg of their last 16 tie. The squad have been boosted by the return of Samuel Umtiti from...
barcelona - 2019-02-18 12:49:50

FC Barcelona News: 18 February 2019

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors Abidal: \'Every detail will count in the game against Lyon\'The FC Barcelona technical secretary looks ahead to the team\'s Champions League game against Olympique Lyon The...
barcelona - 2019-02-18 16:49:51

Dembele warns Barca that Lyon ?are dangerous all over the pitch?

The two teams clash in the Champions League Ousmane Dembele has warned Barcelona of the dangers they face from Lyon ahead of Tuesday?s Champions League last 16 clash. Barca are in Lyon for the first leg and Dembele is under no illusions...
barcelona - 2019-02-18 08:50:27

Lenglet: Barcelona want to soothe Roma ?scar?

The Champions League defeat still hurts Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet says the club are keen to ?soothe? the scar inflicted by Roma in last season?s Champions League. Lenglet was not even part of the club at the time, he joined from...
barcelona - 2019-02-18 12:49:50

About time Suarez showed up in the Champions League

Uruguayan has one goal since start of last season in the competition There?s always plenty of debate surrounding who is the best all-round striker in the world, and Luis Suarez often forms part of that conversation. Rightly so, as there?s...
barcelona - 2019-02-18 16:49:51

Barca?s UCL focus shifts to a determined Lyon

The fierce French side play Barca next Currently sitting in third place in Ligue 1, Lyon have enjoyed a fairly decent season despite suffering some disappointing losses. They have scored 40 goals and conceded 28 so far in the league, and...
barcelona - 2019-02-17 19:49:35

Pique explains how Barca must improve after Valladolid win

The defender says they did not play well at the Camp Nou Gerard Pique said Barcelona know they ?didn?t play well? after beating Real Valladolid 1-0 at the Camp Nou on Saturday. A Lionel Messi penalty was enough to secure the victory that...
barcelona - 2019-02-17 08:49:58

FC Barcelona News: 17 February 2019

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors FC Barcelona 1 Valladolid 0: Back in the grooveBarça pick up three vital points in La Liga thanks to a Leo Messi first half penalty Ousmane Dembélé: \'We\'re eager to win the...
barcelona - 2019-02-17 12:49:56

Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona ?weren?t good? against Real Valladolid

But he expects them to improve in the Champions League Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde admitted his team ?weren?t good? during Saturday?s win over Real Valladolid. The hosts won the game 1-0 thanks to a Lionel Mesi penalty but wasted...
barcelona - 2019-02-17 12:49:56

Messi hits 30 goals for 11th consecutive season

More GOAT stats from the Barcelona captain Lionel Messi scored his 30th goal of the season against Real Valladolid on Saturday to ensure he?s now hit the landmark in each of the last 11 seasons, The Barcelona captain netted from the...
barcelona - 2019-02-17 08:49:58

Barca 1-0 Valladolid: Hard Work

The champions move seven points clear at the top Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga with a 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid at the Camp Nou on Saturday. Ernesto Valverde opted to rest a couple of players with one eye on...
barcelona - 2019-02-17 08:49:58

Three talking points from Barca?s win over Valladolid

The champions won but were far from impressive Pique leads the way on his 300th La Liga appearance Gerard Pique continue his superb form with another excellent performance against Valladolid on his 300th La Liga outing. Writing his...
barcelona - 2019-02-17 12:49:56

Valverde talks Rakitic, Umtiti and Todibo ahead of Valladolid

More from the Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has been talking to the press ahead of Saturday?s La Liga clash with Real Valladolid at the Camp Nou. The Barcelona boss discussed his new contract, Ivan Rakitic?s future, Samuel Umtiti?s...
barcelona - 2019-02-16 08:50:06

Real Valladolid boss tells Messi to stay on the sofa

The two teams meet at the Camp Nou on Saturday Real Valladolid boss Sergio Gonzalez reckons Lionel Messi should not be risked against his side on Saturday and should take it easy on the sofa instead. Barcelona return to La Liga action at...
barcelona - 2019-02-16 08:50:06

Barça vs Valladolid: Preview

The leaders return to league action hoping to start a new winning streak and stay six points clear at the top FC Barcelona (1st, 51pts) vs Real Valladolid (15th, 26pts)* *Points and positions at the time of writing on...
barcelona - 2019-02-16 08:50:06

Umtiti says he?s about to make his comeback

The defender has been out injured since November Samuel Umtiti has given Barcelona a big boost ahead of some crucial fixtures by confirming he?s almost ready to make his comeback from injury. The centre-back has been out with knee trouble...
barcelona - 2019-02-16 08:50:06

Barça vs Valladolid: LIVE BLOG!

Follow along as Barça play a big home game! WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! After a full week of rest, recovery and training, Barcelona are back in action and face Real Valladolid in a big La Liga game at the Greatest Stadium on Earth. The leaders...
barcelona - 2019-02-16 16:49:46

FC Barcelona News: 15 February 2019

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors Agreement to extend Ernesto Valverde\'s contractFC Barcelona and the first team coach have reached an agreement to extend the contract between the two parties for another season...
barcelona - 2019-02-15 12:50:45

OFFICIAL: Barcelona extend Ernesto Valverde?s contract

The boss will stay for at least another season Barcelona confirmed on Friday they have agreed to extend Ernesto Valverde?s contract for next season, with the option of one more. The Barcelona boss is due to put pen to paper on Friday...
barcelona - 2019-02-15 12:50:45

Barcelona B?s Jorge Cuenca extends deal until 2021

The defender has extended his stay at the club Barcelona B defender Jorge Cuenca has extended his contract with the club until 2021, the club announced on Thursday. The 19-year-old put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at the...
barcelona - 2019-02-15 08:50:18

De Ligt wants Barca move, says Onana

The defender?s been linked with Barcelona Matthijs de Ligt has long been rumored to be on his way to Barcelona. The Ajax defender?s future has been in the papers as somewhat of a forgone conclusion. While other European teams have gotten...
barcelona - 2019-02-15 08:50:18

How will Barca line up against Real Valladolid"

The champions are back in La Liga action Barcelona return to La Liga action on Saturday against Real Valladolid at the Camp Nou after a much-needed week off. The hosts should be fresh after a few days off but may have one eye on Tuesday?s...
barcelona - 2019-02-15 12:50:45

Valverde ?had no doubts? about continuing at Barca

The boss has agreed a contract extension at the Camp Nou Ernesto Valverde says he had ?no doubts? about agreeing to continue at Barcelona after signing a contract extension on Friday. Barcelona have confirmed his deal has been extended to...
barcelona - 2019-02-15 16:50:32

Valverde gives Messi, Umtiti fitness updates

Ernesto Valverde has offered a quick update on the fitness of Samuel Umtiti and Lionel Messi ahead of Saturday?s clash against Real Valladolid. Both players have been in training this week, and Valverde is optimistic they will be back in...
barcelona - 2019-02-15 08:50:18

Why an away goal in Lyon is a must for Barcelona

The French side will use their pace to exploit weakness The game against Valladolid notwithstanding, Barca enter their most crucial couple of weeks of the campaign. By the time the Blaugranes have left the Santiago Bernabeu for the second...
barcelona - 2019-02-14 12:51:04

FC Barcelona to revoke medals given to dictator Francisco Franco

Franco infamously suppressed Catalan culture FC Barcelona?s board has approved a request to revoke honors given to military dictator Francisco Franco in the 70s, according to a club spokesman. Now, the club delegates need to authorize the...
barcelona - 2019-02-14 08:50:06

Luka Jovic ?flattered? by Barca interest

The Eintracht Frankfurt striker is in demand Luka Jovic has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the last week or so and has said he?s flattered by the speculation over his future. The 21-year-old is enjoying a brilliant season with 14...
barcelona - 2019-02-14 19:50:34

Samuel Umtiti returns to Barcelona training ahead of Champions League clash

The Frenchman is keen on being ready for his homecoming in Lyon Samuel Umtiti completed training again, after a long injury layoff, as FC Barcelona prepare to take on Lyon in the UEFA Champions League next week. The defender has been...
barcelona - 2019-02-14 08:50:06

FC Barcelona News: 14 February 2019

Return to training | FC BarcelonaFC Barcelona returned to training this Wednesday after a few days rest and to gather strength for their next few matches. Ernesto Valverde?s squad, who exercised on pitch 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva, began...
barcelona - 2019-02-14 12:51:04

Cillessen back training for Barca

The goalkeeper?s been out with a calf problem Jasper Cillessen has taken a positive step in his road to recovery from injury by making a surprise appearance at training on Thursday. The goalkeeper was originally ruled out for six weeks at...
barcelona - 2019-02-14 16:50:14

Bartomeu: Barca have been following De Ligt ?for a while?

The Ajax captain is in demand Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been talking about Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and says the club have been admirers for a while. The centre-back has reportedly attracted attention from a host...
barcelona - 2019-02-14 08:50:06

De Jong says that big clubs more likely to benefit from VAR

Ajax had a goal controversially ruled out Soon to be Barcelona player Frenkie de Jong spoke up about VAR after his club lost to Real Madrid midweek in the Champions League. De Jong was frustrated about the opening goal by Nicolás...
barcelona - 2019-02-14 19:50:34

Barca have offered Alba a five-year deal, says Bartomeu

The defender wants to stay at the Camp Nou Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that the club have offered Jordi Alba a new five-year deal. The full-back?s contract expires in summer 2020 and he?s been asked about his future...
barcelona - 2019-02-14 12:51:04

De Jong reminds me of Isco and Hazard, says Van der Sar

The midfielder will join Barcelona in the summer Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar has been talking about Frenkie de Jong ahead of his move to Barcelona. The Dutch star will move to the Camp Nou in the summer on five-year deal, and...
barcelona - 2019-02-13 12:50:17

FC Barcelona News: 13 February 2019;

Valverde pleasantly surprised by Todibo?s immediate impact at Barça | SportJean-Clair Todibo was, until recently, unknown to the majority of football fans. Even those that dedicate their heart and soul to the game. That wasn?t the case for...
barcelona - 2019-02-13 16:50:29

Barcelona director aims subtle warning at Coutinho

The Brazilian has struggled recently Barcelona director of institutional and sporting relations came out and spoke about Philippe Coutinho?s performance at the club. It was a pretty loaded quote but in the end comes out and supports...
barcelona - 2019-02-13 08:51:48

Jean-Clair Todibo making huge strides in training, already ahead of Jeison Murillo

Todibo has made a huge impression on Valverde, according to local reports Jean-Clair Todibo was not even supposed to be here yet. He agreed to join Barcelona on a free transfer from Toulouse when next summer?s transfer window opened. But...
barcelona - 2019-02-13 19:50:20

Barca desperately need Alba - who is yet to renew

The left-back has emerged as one of the most crucial parts of the team Jordi Alba is playing an incredible season. The 29-year-old has 14 assists so far this season, plus two goals to boot. In fact, Alba has already gone past his career...
barcelona - 2019-02-13 08:51:48

Barca not planning on renewing Rakitic - report

The midfielder has said he wants to stay Ivan Rakitic?s future has been the subject of plenty of headlines recently, but Barcelona are reportedly not planning on renewing his contract. According to Sport, they will not offer him a new...
barcelona - 2019-02-13 16:50:29

Lyon boss explains his anti-Messi plan

The two teams clash in the Champions League Lyon boss Bruno Genesio has been talking about his team?s upcoming Champions League clash against Barcelona and how his players will handle Lionel Messi. The Barcelona captain has been in...
barcelona - 2019-02-13 16:50:29

Frenkie de Jong is motivated to play against Real Madrid, according to Ajax manager

Erik ten Hag says his team is ready to take on the current champions Frenkie de Jong, who has officially signed for FC Barcelona, is set to play Real Madrid tomorrow as Ajax start their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie. His current...
barcelona - 2019-02-13 08:51:48

FC Barcelona News: 12 February 2019

Handy lead over second place | FC BarcelonaThe combination of results from week 23 mean that FC Barcelona now have a six point lead over a Real Madrid side who now find themselves in second place.With the draw in San Mamés against Athletic...
barcelona - 2019-02-12 16:50:41

Juventus favorites to land Matthijs de Ligt - Italian source

Barcelona, Manchester City, and Liverpool all have the defender in their sights as well Juventus may have the upper hand in the race to land Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, according to Calciomercato. The young defender is one of the...
barcelona - 2019-02-12 08:50:41

Kevin-Prince Boateng carrying knee pain

It?s not enough to stop him from playing but they do limit him Kevin-Prince Boateng is suffering from pain in his knee, that, while not enough to stop him from playing, does affect him, according to Catalunya Ràdio. According to the...
barcelona - 2019-02-12 16:50:41

Arbeloa says he?s ?counting the days? until Messi retires

The Real Madrid man just can?t enjoy the GOAT Alvaro Arbeloa says he can?t wait for Lionel Messi to retire and is counting the days until the Barcelona legend hangs up his boots, The former Real Madrid man has come up against Messi many...
barcelona - 2019-02-12 16:50:41

Skrtel turned down January move to Barcelona

He didn?t fancy sitting on the bench apparently Barcelona were keen to bring in Martin Skrtel in the January transfer window but were turned down by the centre-back as he didn?t want to play a back-up role. The Spanish champions...
barcelona - 2019-02-12 08:50:41

Barcelona and Real Madrid ready to go to ?war? over Luka Jovi?

The Serbian has become a hot commodity for the biggest teams in Europe FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will be in a tense competition again, although not in the Copa del Rey or La Liga. This time, there will be what Bild has termed a ?war?...
barcelona - 2019-02-12 19:49:55

Barcelona interested in Luka Jovic, no deal agreed yet - report

Early speculation there?s been an agreement are premature Barcelona are definitely interested in Eintracht Frankfurt?s Luka Jovic but speculation a deal has been agreed is wide of the mark, according to Sport. Reports in Germany have...
barcelona - 2019-02-12 16:50:41

Bartomeu: Barca should play three games a year outside Spain

He recommeds one in the US, one in the Middle East and one in Asia Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reckons his club should play three games a year abroad to help promote Spanish football. Bartomeu says the club need to respect...
barcelona - 2019-02-12 16:50:41

Barca must pay at least ?35m to land Ferland Mendy - report

The champions have been linked with the full-back Barcelona will have to spend big if they are to land Ferland Mendy from Lyon, according to the latest reports. Paris United reckon Lyon are open to selling Mendy providing they receive a...
barcelona - 2019-02-12 08:50:41

FC Barcelona News: 11 February 2019

Athletic Club 0-0 Barça: Six points clear | FC BarcelonaFC Barcelona may have failed to score for the first time in 37 games, but there was also some bright news to bring home from San Mamés on Sunday night. A point is still a point, and...
barcelona - 2019-02-11 16:51:25

Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Barcelona; Review

Despite a poor showing at the Sam Mames Barcelona were able to pick up a point against a highly motivated Athletic Bilbao. Despite some good scoring chances, most of them by the home side, the game ended scoreless and Barcelona restored...
barcelona - 2019-02-11 08:50:48

Luka Jovi? close to agreeing personal terms with FC Barcelona

According to a German newspaper Luka Jovi??s agents and FC Barcelona are very close to agreeing personal terms, leaving only a transfer free to be settled with Eintracht Frankfurt before he can come to the Camp Nou, according to local...
barcelona - 2019-02-11 19:50:52

Barcelona would be lost without Ter Stegen

The German is the saviour... again First things first. Given the line-up that Ernesto Valverde was forced to use because of Jordi Alba?s suspension and Arthur?s injury, not to mention Lionel Messi still not being at 100 per cent, that?s a...
barcelona - 2019-02-11 12:50:35

Three things we learned from Barca?s draw with Athletic

The champions dropped points at San Mames Week Off Comes At A Good Time For Barcelona Barcelona put in a tired display at San Mames which is not all that surprising given they?ve played Valencia, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao in just...
barcelona - 2019-02-11 16:51:25

Messi was ?constantly fouled? against Athletic - Suarez

The champions were held at San Mames Barcelona striker Luis Suarez reckons Lionel Messi came in for some rough treatment against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Sunday. The captain returned to the starting XI for the match but could not...
barcelona - 2019-02-11 08:50:48

Barcelona retain faith in Coutinho despite doubts over whether he fits into their system - report

The club admits he has yet to fully fit into Ernesto Valverde?s plan FC Barcelona believe Philippe Coutinho?s future is at the Camp Nou, but ESPN reports that club sources admit he is having trouble adapting to Ernesto Valverde?s...
barcelona - 2019-02-11 19:50:52

Athletic 0-0 Barça: Bad Game, Good Point

The whole team was bad, except the goalkeeper. He was incredible. Barcelona will finish the weekend six points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to a 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao at the San Mamés on Sunday. This game was as tough as...
barcelona - 2019-02-11 08:50:48

Valverde: We should have created more

The champions drew a blank at San Mames Ernesto Valverde admitted Barcelona struggled in attack after being held to a goalless draw by Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The visitors found it tough going at San Mames and created very few chances....
barcelona - 2019-02-11 12:50:35

Ter Stegen happy with Barcelona?s ?good draw? at Athletic

The goalkeeper was in top form at San Mames Marc-Andre ter Stegen played a starring role in Barcelona?s 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday and reckons the point is a good result for the champions. The goalkeeper made several great...
barcelona - 2019-02-11 08:50:48

Valverde talks Messi, Dembele and Umtiti ahead of Athletic

The latest from the Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has been talking to the press ahead of Sunday?s La Liga fixture against his former club Athletic Bilbao at San Mames. The Barcelona boss talked about the fitness of Lionel Messi, Ousmane...
barcelona - 2019-02-10 08:50:41
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