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FC Barcelona News: 9 December 2014; Preparations Continue for Paris Saint-Germain Clash

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Training ahead of clash with PSG | FC Barcelona
On Tuesday morning, the Barça players continued preparations for their battle with Paris Saint-Germain for the right to be seeded in the next round of the Champions League. Luis Enrique had his full squad available apart from the injured Vermaelen and Rafinha Alcántara, who the Medical Services have announced has gone down with a virus, although he is suspended for Wednesday night’s match, as is Dani Alves.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona play with PSG on Wednesday in a Champions League fixture. The game is being screened in a wide variety of countries on different channels, but if it’s not being shown where you are, fear not, for you can listen to live English language commentary on Radio Barça and on the international websites.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the last PSG v FC Barcelona match | FC Barcelona
This Wednesday, 10 December at 20.45 PM CET, Camp Nou will host one of the first big games of the season as FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain square off to determine first place in group F of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League. It has been Just over two months since they last met at the Parc des Princes in Paris on 30 September. That match resulted in a 3-2 PSG win. Relive everything that went on behind the scenes before and after the match.

Sergio Busquets hungry for even more games | FC Barcelona
Barça midfielder Sergio Busquets made it to 300 official appearances for the first team on Sunday evening. In six years he has won every major title available. Describing how it feels, he said "when I came here I never imagined it would go so well, I’m very happy, and hungry to play even more games. It’s been everything I ever dreamed of and more".

Vermaelen strengthened by players' support | FC Barcelona
Thomas Vermaelen started work at the Ciutat Esportiva on Monday on the long road to recovery from his operation last week on the semitendinosus muscle in his right hamstring. Before Sunday’s derby with Espanyol, his team-mates surprised him by appearing for the warm-up wearing a shirt printed with words of encouragement for their colleague.

'Suarez helping Messi' | News | Revista de la Liga | Sky Sports
The Barca skipper notched his third hat-trick in four matches as the Catalan giants came from a goal down to record a 5-1 victory over Espanyol at the Nou Camp. And while goals are not flowing for Suarez since his big-money move to Spain, the Sky Sports Spanish football expert feels his contribution has been vital to Messi’s exploits in front of goal.

LFP report Barca for chanting? | Football Espana
The LFP has filed a complaint to Barcelona following instances of intolerant chanting during Sunday's Catalan derby, according to AS. The newspaper claims that La Blaugrana supporters were guilty of singing anti-Espanyol chants in Camp Nou's south stand, leading Spain's professional League body to condemn the fans' behaviour.

Cristiano Ronaldo 'dive' for Real Madrid should be punished - Jonny | ESPN FC
"I really do think that these type of actions must be punished," Jonny said. "In the end it dirties football a bit. If we were all honourable in these type of plays, there would be less whistles for referees and they would have things much easier. We must help the referees.

20 goals from set pieces! Why are Atletico so good at dead balls? -
The Rojiblancos sold Diego Costa, Filipe Luis, David Villa and Thibaut Courtois after last season's La Liga title triumph and there appears a greater reliance on dead-ball situations now for Diego Simeone's side. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Of the 46 goals scored by Atleti so far in 2014-15, 20 have come from free kicks and corners. And in La Liga, the ratio is higher: 17 out of 27. Or almost 63 percent.

Martins rescues draw for Levante | Sky Sports Football
Levante and Getafe played out a 1-1 draw on Monday night in a result which did little to enhance either side's Primera Division survival prospects. Abdoul Yoda put the visitors in front 11 minutes into the second half at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia. But Rafael Martins, who returned from a three-month injury lay-off last Friday, struck an equaliser 19 minutes from time.

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