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FC Barcelona News: 30 August 2015; Barça Victorious Against Malaga, Barcelona B Win First Point

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FC Barcelona v Málaga: Persistence pays off (1-0) | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona gave a masterclass in sticking to the task and never giving up with a narrow victory over a dogged Málaga side at Camp Nou. Thomas Vermaelen was the hero of the hour, the Belgian’s first ever goal for Barça in the second half enough to maintain the blaugranes’ 100 per cent record at the start of this 2015/16 league season.

Luis Enrique: 'We had no doubt goal would come' | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique appeared before the media after the victory against Malaga to say that he was satisfied and happy. He said his team’s persistence paid off in spite of Málaga’s defensive approach and said that "we played a complete game, we were superior and we were patient."

Vermaelen happy with first goal for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Thomas Vermaelen delivered a 74th minute goal to lead Barça to a 1–0 win over Málaga, giving the spotlight to an unlikely hero. And the centre back shed some of that light on his feelings after the match. "Everyone knows what I went through. The preseason was very important and the coach gave me the opportunity to show what I am capable of. I am very grateful."

UEFA Super Cup and Best Player in Europe award presented to the fans | FC Barcelona
Moments before FC Barcelona's first league game at Camp Nou saw the team offer up the UEFA Super Cup, the Club's fourth title in 2015 which they won in Tbilisi a couple of weeks ago, as well as the latest individual award won by Messi to the fans in attendance.

Agreement on transfer of Denis Suárez to Villarreal CF | FC Barcelona
The player spent last season on loan at Sevilla as part of the same deal that brought Ivan Rakitic to the Camp Nou. Suárez was originally due to stay in Andalusia for two years, through to the summer of 2016, but is now headed for Castellon, with Barça maintaining the option to rebuy the player at the end of the season.

Barça B - Pobla Mafumet: El filial, sin suerte (0-0) | FC Barcelona
El filial no ha podido sumar los tres puntos en su primer partido de la temporada en el Miniestadi. Aunque lo ha merecido, los de Gerard López se han tenido que repartir los puntos con la Pobla Mafumet, en un duelo sin un dominador claro de la posesión del esférico, pero con un mayor peso ofensivo azulgrana.


Rival Watch: Bayer Leverkusen lose to Bayern Munich (3-0) | FC Barcelona
Barça’s opponents in Group E of this season’s Champions League Bayer Leverkusen have gone down to defeat against Bayern Munich in their third game of the season in the Bundesliga. The team coached by Roger Schmidt lost 3-0 at the Allianz Arena, two goals from Thomas Müller and one from Arjen Robben handed all three points to Josep Guardiola’s side.

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