There is at least one player at Sevilla who knows Barça boss Luis Enrique well. That man is Michael Krohn-Deli , the Andalusian club's first signing of the summer, who played under the Asturian during his season with Celta Vigo. Fcbarcelona.com spoke to the Danish international ahead of his new club's clash with the blaugranes in Tuesday's European Super Cup and he shared his thoughts about the game in Tbilisi and his season with the blaugrana boss in Galicia.
Barça B have maintained their excellent pre-season form with a 1-1 draw against a side from the Division above away from home. The result comes on the back of four successive wins against Navata, l'Escala, Terrassa and Horta. The side coached by Gerard López came out on top following a penalty shoot out against Llagostera in Palamós which was enough to claim the Trofeu Vila preseason title.
Manchester United are reportedly close to completing a deal for Barcelona forward Pedro in the coming days, with the player expected to fly out to England after the La Liga champions' Uefa Super Cup clash against Sevilla on 11 August, according to Spanish publication Marca.
A former Manchester United captain from Dublin, credited with saving FC Barcelona from extinction, has been honoured in a Belfast mural. The mural has been painted as part of a campaign to erect a memorial at Patrick O'Connell's unmarked grave in London. Barcelona almost folded in the 1930s, but O'Connell, their manager, helped organise a money-spinning tour to Mexico and the US.