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FC Barcelona News: 20 August 2015; Pedro Transfer to Chelsea Official, UEFA To Honor Barcelona

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FC Barcelona will be honoured by UEFA for their five Champions League wins | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will take a starring role in the Champions League for the groups stages and for the awards ceremony for the best UEFA male and female player which will take place in Monaco on 27 August. The blaugranes will be recognised by Europe’s governing body for having become part of the ‘Badge of Honour’ on winning their fifth Champions League title.

Agreement for the transfer of Pedro Rodríguez to Chelsea | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Pedro Rodríguez for 30 million euros, of which 3 million are dependent on performance. The Club wishes to publicly express its gratitude to Pedro Rodríguez for his professionalism and dedication while with the Club, as well as to wish him all the best in the future.

Pedro Rodríguez: Farewell after 20 titles | FC Barcelona
It was in 2004 that Pedro Rodríguez joined FC Barcelona from his hometown club of CD San Isidro on the island of Tenerife. He was 17 at the time and from the U18 side soon progressed through Barça B to the first team, going on to play a role in the greatest era in the history of the club, and winning an amazing 20 major titles, including two trebles.

Thierry Henry backs Barcelona's Pedro to thrive in Premier League - Goal.com
Thierry Henry has hailed Pedro as the perfect professional and expects his former Barcelona team-mate to flourish in the Premier League as he is set to complete his move to Chelsea. Manchester United were initially leading the race to sign Pedro, but Chelsea have now emerged as favourites to land the 28-year-old.

Barcelona fatigue and the impact of Bales switch - ESPN FC
They made it four out of four with an epic UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla, but Barcelona's pursuit of six trophies in the calendar year ended when they were soundly beaten by Athletic Bilbao while chasing number five in the Spanish Super Cup.

Ter Stegen and Sandro think team will miss Piqué | FC Barcelona
Marc-André ter Stegen and Sandro Ramírez have both said they were sorry to hear about the four match ban for Gerard Piqué against which the Club has launched an appeal to the Appeals Committee. If the decision is confirmed, he would be an important absence for the side according to the two players who appeared at a promotional event on Wednesday in Barcelona.

The Club will appeal against Piqué's ban | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will appeal to the Appeals Committee against the four match ban handed to Gerard Piqué for his red card in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic on Monday. The Club has a period of ten days to present their appeal.

Back at training to prepare for league debut | FC Barcelona
After a two-day break, which gave the players some welcome rest after a hectic week of European and Spanish Super Cup action, FC Barcelona were back at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for training on Thursday. Attentions can finally be switched entirely on the Liga 2015/16 schedule, which starts this weekend with yet another fixture against Athletic Club.

Alex Song to West Ham: Slaven Bilic 'really confident' that Barcelona midfielder will pass medical and re-join club - The Independent
Slaven Bilic is optimistic Alex Song's return to West Ham is imminent and the Barcelona midfielder will not have an issue in passing a medical. Hammers co-owner David Sullivan said a deal has been agreed to sign the 27-year-old Cameroon international on a three-year deal, if the midfielder can pass a medical following an ankle problem.

Barca facing tough task to retain La Liga title | Eurosport
Under new coach Rafa Benitez, Real are desperate to recover from a 2014-15 season when they failed to win major silverware and will be looking to FIFA Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo to break more scoring records and hoping world record signing Gareth Bale can rediscover his best form.

Liga opening day quiz | FC Barcelona
Test your memory as we prepare for the start of a new league season with a trip Bilbao to face Athletic Club.

La Liga questions: Real or Barcelona? Atletico's challenge, David Moyes' hopes and more | Sky Sports
As the La Liga season fast approaches, we look at the five key questions to be answered over the next 10 months. All eyes are on Barcelona after their historic treble-winning campaign, but new Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez will have something to say about them strolling to the title again.

Ten years with Argentina for Leo Messi | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi made his debut for the full Argentina national side ten years ago in game against Hungary in the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in a friendly fixture. It was not the dream debut that the blaugrana might have imagined given that he was dismissed from the field of play shortly after coming on.

Barcelona hoping to sign Inter midfielder in January | Forza Italian Football
Barcelona are hoping to sign Hernanes from Inter in the January transfer window. The European champions were unable to secure a deal for Juventus‘ Paul Pogba and have now turned their attentions to Hernanes. As reported by Tuttomercatoweb.com, Barcelona are lining up a move for the Brazilian.