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FC Barcelona News: 19 August 2014; Preseason Schedule Ends for Barça with Joan Gamper Trophy Win

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Camp Nou welcomes Luis Enrique's new Barça | FC Barcelona
After a rendition of the Club anthem by a multi-national choir , announcer Manel Vich called the back room staff onto the pitch to applause from the fans,. Luis Enrique followed to a standing ovation, flanked by Robert Moreno and Juan Carlos Unzué and then the players themselves came out- Montoya, Piqué and Pedro were the first three to greet the fans , who then roared their support for Neymar Jr.

FC Barcelona – Club León: NIght full of promise(6-0) | FC Barcelona
With less than a week to go till the start of the league season, Barça put on an encouraging show for the Camp Nou this evening, putting six past Club Leon to take the forty ninth edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy. Goals from Messi, Neymar (2), Munir (2) and Sandro gave the side their second 6-0 win of the pre-season and to add to the upbeat atmosphere, Luis Suárez made his debut, coming on for the final quarter of an hour.

Luis Enrique: "We’re in good shape as I expected" | FC Barcelona
It was a double debut in the Camp Nou tonight as the FC Barcelona squad for 2014/15 was officially unveiled and former player Luis Enrique took his place on the manager’s bench. Speaking after the match, the manager allowed himself some satisfaction at his players’ performance in their 6-0 win over Club Leon: "We have to learn how to look for alternatives in the system adjusting to what we have in front of us...and we did".

Rakitic: "There’s the odd thing to improve but I think we played really well" | FC Barcelona
Ivan Rakitic made his first appearance in the Camp Nou on Monday evening and demonstrated his influence in midfield immediately. Although the opponents didn’t put up much of a fight, Rakitic believes, "it was an important match". "We played at a good pace and I think we played really well".

Iniesta upbeat as league kick off draws closer | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta was upbeat about the league kick off in six days’ time when he spoke on the Barça TV programme "El Marcador", following the 6-0 Gamper win. "the start of the season is close now an we excited, it feels like things are going well.

The Gamper on social media | FC Barcelona
Check out the players' comments on social media after the Joan Gamper Trophy

Congreso Mundial de Penyes hails summer signings | FC Barcelona
Just before one o’clock this lunchtime, the Congrés secretary Jordi Calsamiglia announced the moment the more than a thousand penyistas had been waiting for – the arrival of the new first team coach Luis Enrique and the Club’s eight summer signings - Marc-André ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Jordi Masip, Jérémy Mathieu, Thomas Vermaelen, Rafinha, Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suárez.

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Barcelona has spent more on transfers this summer than any other club in Europe thanks to the arrivals of Luis Suarez and Co. The Blaugrana have had a busy offseason, signing Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal, Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermalen in defense, Ivan Raiktic in midfield, and the Uruguayan up front.

New penyes app | FC Barcelona
During the XXXV Trobada i Congrés Mundial de Penyes 2014, FC Barcelona Director Pau Vilanova presented a new app which the Club has specifically created for the penyas movement. The app is now available for Android and an Apple version will also be released over the next few days.

The big three | News | Revista de la Liga | Sky Sports
"Everyone knows the players are being worked harder in training by Luis Enrique, a man the Camp Nou had a love affair with as a player, firstly because he joined from Real Madrid of his own volition but also because of the commitment he showed every day, whether on form, semi-injured or what. He is telling his players to pay attention and that timing is vital."

Spanish Super Copa: Real Madrid host Atletico in first leg at the Bernabeu | Football News | Sky Sports
Atletico caused a major stir last season as they broke the Real-Barcelona duopoly to become Spanish champions for the first time since 1996. Simeone's men also reached the Champions League final, going down 4-1 to Real after extra-time, but a summer of change at the Vicente Calderon has led to question marks about whether Atletico will be able to replicate their success next season.

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