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FC Barcelona News: 27 February 2015; New York City FC Still Interested in Xavi, Bartomeu to Promise Paul Pogba in Elections

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When and where to watch the league game between Granada and FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The Liga match between Granada and FC Barcelona is being shown in different countries and on different channels. But don’t worry if it’s not available in your country, because you can always listen to our live English commentary on Radio Barça. You can also follow our minute by minute coverage as well as the team and player stats on Barça's official website. Twitter users can follow @FCBarcelona for live updates as the action unfolds.

How Granada changed in the winter transfer window | FC Barcelona
The Andalusians have made a host of changes since the 6-0 defeat at the Camp Nou, signing no fewer than seven new players in the winter transfer window and also changing their manager as they hope to turn around their ailing fortunes in La Liga. With the first team also hit by injuries and suspensions, there could be as many as eight different players in the Granada side with respect to the one that suffered such a heavy loss at the Camp Nou not so long ago.

Barça have always won after a 1-2 first leg win | FC Barcelona
Barça have won the away first leg of a European tie 1-2 on four previous occasions and each time they have gone on to win the tie, seeing off Basle (Fairs Cup, 1958-60), Spartak Prague (European Cup, 1985-86), Fram Reykjavik (Cup Winners Cup, 1990-91) and Chelsea (Champions, 2005/06). In the case of the Fairs Cup and Champions League wins, the team went on to win the competition that season.

Neymar meets FC Barcelona Museum's 25 milionth visitors | FC Barcelona
Àlex Jiménez and his sons Estanis and Dídac were, a few months ago, the 25 millionth visitors to the FC Barcelona Museum since its inauguration in 1984. As a result, they have been the fortunate beneficiaries of a number of gifts in what is also the 30th anniversary year of the Museum, and the latest of these was the chance to meet their favourite player, Brazilian star Neymar Jr.

New York City FC still want Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez according to Claudio Reyna - ESPN FC
New York City FC sporting director Claudio Reyna has suggested the club will return with another offer to sign Barcelona playmaker Xavi Hernandez this summer. Xavi, 35, said in December that he had been close to leaving Barca for New York last summer before he eventually decided to stay and accept a squad-player role at the Camp Nou this season.

Bartomeu to use €75m signing promise in Barcelona elections - Sport Witness
It's that time again for Barcelona fans! Elections are on their way and various great and good will be competing to convince Barcelona fans to vote them into the Camp Nou hot-seat. Chief among the candidates is Josep Maria Bartomeu and he'll have to work very hard to impress a Barcelona support who, on the whole, don't really like him.

Gerson to reject Juve for Barca? | Football Espana
Brazilian starlet Gerson could be set to reject Juventus’ advances and hold out for a move to Barcelona instead, according to Globoesporte. The attacking midfielder has reportedly been targeted by a number of European clubs after impressing at the Under-20 South American Championship with the Selecao in January.

Sevilla & Villarreal paired in EL | Football Espana
Sevilla and Villarreal will take each other on in the Europa League last 16 after both clubs were paired together during Friday’s draw in Nyon. In what is an all-Spanish tie - the second to involve teams from the same country, along with Roma-Fiorentina - the Andalucians beat Borussia Monchengladbach 4-2 over two legs to stay in with a chance of defending their crown.

Double injury blow for Atletico -
Atletico Madrid is sweating on the fitness of Guilherme Siqueira and Saul Niguez after Wednesday's Champions League loss at Bayer Leverkusen. Both players were forced off during the first half of the 1-0 defeat in Germany, with Siqueira hobbling from the field in the 38th minute with a muscular problem before then being promptly followed down the tunnel by Saul, who took a heavy blow to his chest.

Fourth substitution could increase the advantage of game-changers Mourinho & Ancelotti -
The International Football Association Board, the body that governs the laws of football, meets in Northern Ireland on Friday and Saturday. Two items to be voted on are directly related: allowing a fourth substitute in knockout matches that go to extra time, and giving managers access to ‘live’ digital tracking information on their players, which would reveal if they are tiring.

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