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FC Barcelona News: 15 December 2014; Champions League Round of 16 Draw Completed, Training Sessions Continue

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Manchester City will be FC Barcelona's opponents in the last 16 | FC Barcelona
Manchester City will be Barça’s opponents in the last 16 of this season’s Champions Leaague following the draw which has taken place this Monday in Nyon, Switzerland. The two sides only previous meeting in Europe came last season at exactly the same point in the competition.

Luis Enrique positive about beating Man City | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique appeared in a press conference just moments after learning that FC Barcelona will be facing Manchester City in the last sixteen of the Champions League. He described the team managed by Manuel Pellegrini as "a tough opponent, in principle one of the hardest we could have faced and once of the main candidates for the title."

Man City and FC Barcelona's Champions League statistics | FC Barcelona
Manchester City and FC Barcelona will face each other in the last sixteen of the Champions League, just like they did last season. The English side finished second in their first round group behind defending champions Bayern Munich, and ahead of Roma and CSKA Moscow. Meanwhile, Barça topped their group ahead of fellow qualifiers Paris Saint-Germain, and the eliminated Ajax and APOEL.

Rainy training session | FC Barcelona
The Barça first team worked out on a very damp Monday morning in Sant Joan Despí as attention turns to the second leg of their cup tie with Huesca at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night. The injured Neymar and Dani Alves did specific exercises, while the rest of the squad were joined today by Munir, Sandro, Adama, Diagné and Samper of Barça B.

Barcelona Young Star Boluwatife Balogun Opts For Nigeria Ahead Of Holland And France |
Barcelona starlet Boluwatife Balogun has made his services available to the Olympic National Team and Flying Eagles after committing his international future to Nigeria, despite being eligible to represent Holland and France.

Real Madrid learn to win ugly when not playing well - ESPN FC
Friday night's 4-1 victory at Almeria did not produce a vintage performance from Real Madrid, but it did produce another three points to stretch the European champions' winning streak to 20 matches in all competitions. For a change, Madrid won ugly, and that is far from a bad trait to have for a team with eyes on every prize this season.

Sevilla-Bilbao handed tough draws | Football Espana
The Andalusians will face Bundesliga giants Borussia Monchengladbach, the pair having won the trophy five times between them, although it will be the first time the clubs have met in the competition. Athletic will also meet opposition for the first time after drawing Serie A outfit Torino while Villarreal have been paired with Salzburg

Eibar hold Sevilla to 0-0 draw | Sky Sports Football
Sevilla are unbeaten in front of their fans since March and had won nine of their 11 competitive matches on home soil this season - including scoring in every match - but they were unable to break down Eibar, who continue to impress in their debut season in the top flight.

Atletico Madrid 0 Villarreal 1 | Sky Sports Football
Los Rojiblancos were left cursing their luck as Mario Mandzukic had a goal harshly ruled out at the start of the second half. But Villarreal were more than a match for the league champions and were worthy of the 1-0 win, which ended Atletico's run of 27 league games without defeat at the Vicente Calderon.

Real Sociedad 1 Athletic Bilbao 1 | Sky Sports Football
Carlos Vela's early headed goal got hosts Real Sociedad got off to a dream start and Moyes' side missed several chances to extend their lead before half-time. They were made to rue those misses when De Marcos equalised in the 62nd minute, meaning the game ended 1-1.

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