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FC Barcelona News: 1 September 2015; Alex Song Loaned Back to West Ham, Neymar Close to New Deal

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Full house of wins for Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
Nobody can stop Luis Enrique. Of the 26 teams he has faced in official matches since taking over as first team manager, Málaga was the only one he had never beaten. All that has changed following the 1-0 win at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Crunch encounters for FC Barcelona internationals | FC Barcelona
After the first two weekends of Liga play, with FC Barcelona winning both their opening games, the action now stops for the international break. There are just four games left to play in the Euro 2016 qualifying groups, two this week and two in October, and all of the nations with Barça representation are in the running for one of the 24 spots in France next summer.

Agreement with West Ham for the loan of Alex Song | FC Barcelona
Alex Song arrived at Camp Nou in the summer of 2012 from Arsenal to bolster the team’s options in midfield. He joined Tito Vilanova’s squad and played a total of 34 official matches, 20 of which came in the record-breaking league title campaign. His first and only goal for the blaugrana came on 17 November 2012 in a 3-1 win over Zaragoza at Camp Nou.

Thomas Vermaelen like a new Barcelona signing, says Terry Gibson | Sky Sports
The Belgian defender scored his first goal for the club on just his fourth appearance on Saturday in the 1-0 win over Malaga, after being plagued with injuries since signing in the summer of 2014. And Gibson, speaking on the La Liga Weekly podcast, says the 29-year-old former Arsenal man is like a new signing for the La Liga champions.

Neymar contract ‘a matter of time’ | Football Espana
Neymar is said to be ready to sign a new contract with Barcelona whenever the club and his father agree terms and no problems are expected. Mundo Deportivo reports the club and the player are of the same mind and there’s no rush over extending the Brazilian’s deal.

FC Barcelona Board of Directors' decisions | FC Barcelona
Elsewhere, the Board would like to congratulate the women's football team for winning the Copa Catalunya, the first great victory for the Club's new professional section. The Board have also been informed by the executives in charge of the Espai Barça of the composition of the jury and the approval process for the finalists in the architectural contest for the design of the new Camp Nou and Palau.

Strict Enforcement of FIFA Rules Sidelines Young Players Abroad - The New York Times
Ben Lederman still gets up early for school every morning so he can be finished in time for soccer training. He still practices, every day, at La Masia, the famed youth academy of F.C. Barcelona. He still spends much of his time at a place where he occasionally crosses paths with stars like Lionel Messi.

BATE Borisov win against Belshina and stay leaders | FC Barcelona
BATE Borisov, one of Barça's rivals in group E in this season's Champions League, took victory on Monday in their 18th league game of the season, beating Belshina 1-0 thanks to a goal from Mladenovic with 20 minutes to go in the contest.

A dream come true for Kai Rooney at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Kai Rooney will not forget the last few days. With his mother Coleen, the son of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney spent the weekend in the city of Barcelona, taking in Barça’s home game against Málaga. The youngster had the chance to meet the FC Barcelona players also, a dream come true for any football fans.

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