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FC Barcelona News: 6 December 2014; Barca Transfer Ban Appeal Heard by CAS, Lionel Messi Movie Trailer Released

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Barca transfer appeal at CAS | Football Espana
Barcelona have on Friday taken their appeal against a FIFA-imposed transfer ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. La Blaugrana were earlier this year sanctioned for the signing of underage players from outside Spain and banned from signing players for two transfer windows.

First team prepares for the derby | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team trained on Friday morning for the first time since the 4-0 win at Huesca. Luis Enrique gathered the players on pitch 1 at the Ciutat Esportiva to begin preparations for Sunday’s derby at home to Espanyol (5.00 PM CET).

Luis Enrique getting the best out of Bartra | FC Barcelona
Marc Bartra is in his third year with the first team and to date has made ten appearances, five in the league, four in the Champions League and one in the cup. "It’s been a positive season so far" he told the press on Friday. "I’m getting games, which is what we players want. I’m improving with every one. I’m tactically better and that’s good and important".

Watch the trailer for the forthcoming Messi movie | FC Barcelona
The official trailer, which you can watch here, offers a glimpse of the many special guests that appear in the full-length version, including some of the biggest names in world football, including Johan Cruyff, César Luis Menotti, Jorge Valdano and Alejandro Sabella, as well as current FC Barcelona players like Gerard Piqué, Andrés Iniesta and Javier Mascherano.

Luis Suárez the derby expert | FC Barcelona
The Catalan derby on Sunday between Barça and Espanyol will be the first for many, coach and players included. Barça’s busy summer in the transfer market means that many blaugranes will be making their debuts in the fixture. However, for one new signing, Luis Suárez, the derby would be the perfect scenario for him to open his league account for Barça, after all he has previous when it comes to finding the net in this type of encounter.

‘Montoya 100% leaving Barca’ | Football Espana
The agent of Martin Montoya has said there is no chance his client will stay at Barcelona past the winter transfer window. "100% Montoya will leave." Marca quotes Juan De Dios Carrasco as saying Montoya spoke with Luis Enrique personally but feels he has no chance of displacing Dani Alves, despite feeling he was ready to when signing a new contract.

FC Barcelona – Huesca: Spanish Cup 2nd leg at 10PM CET | FC Barcelona
The return leg of the Spanish Cup last 32 tie between FC Barcelona and Huesca will now kick off at 10PM CET. The game will still take place on Tuesday the 16th of December but will, however, start two hours later than had originally been announced. The blaugranes recorded a comprehensive 4-0 victory over the team from Aragón who play in the regionalised third tier of Spanish Football, the Segunda B.

Enjoy the Camp Nou Experience this Christmas | FC Barcelona
With the Museum celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Club continues to promote activities that help members and fans get to know the history and the most symbolic sites better. Taking advantage of the Christmas season, the Club has decided to offer two free tickets for the Camp Nou Experience to members until the 5th of January, 2015.

Awards, the Cup, Ronaldinho and Christmas | FC Barcelona
The Ballon d'Or, FIFAFifPro Awards, Advent Calendars and an old friend from Brazil are just some of the stories that have made the headlines at this week

Violence and fan death prompts Spanish football to unite against Ultra influence - ESPN FC
The actions taken on Tuesday by Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna, in the aftermath of the death of Francisco Romero Taboada, should be viewed as extraordinary, right-headed, determined and laudable. Atletico expelled their most radical -- I would say "hooligan" -- followers from their home stadium while Depor will temporarily close the tribune where their "Ultras" congregate at the Riazor.

Real Madrid agree deal to sign Real Mallorca winger Marco Asensio | Sky Sports
The European champions did not confirm a transfer fee for the 18-year-old, but reports in Spain suggested Madrid would pay 3.9million euros for the Balearic island-born player.Asensio will pen a six-year contract at the Bernabeu, but will stay at Segunda Division side Mallorca for the remainder of the season.

Copa del Rey: Real Betis fight back against Almeria; Getafe win, Levante held | Sky Sports
Segunda B side Real Betis scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to ensure there was all to play for in the second leg of their Copa del Rey fourth-round tie with Almeria. The top-flight strugglers had looked in total control of the clash thanks to goals from Mane, Teerasil Dangda, Quique Gonzalez and Edgar.

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