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FC Barcelona News: 16 September 2015; Club World Cup Schedule Released, Court Wants Neymar Papers

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Match Preview: AS Roma v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Just 102 days after their exhilarating victory in the final against Juventus in Berlin, FC Barcelona are back in Champions League action in their opening fixture of the 2015/16 edition of the competition. The blaugranes face another Italian side in AS Roma on Wednesday at 8.45pm CET, and return to the Olympic Stadium in the Italian capital where they claimed their third triumph in the competition, beating Manchester United 2-0 in the final back in 2009.

Back to the scene of the 2009 victory | FC Barcelona
The squad trained on Tuesday at the venue where on Wednesday they will play AS Roma in their first game of the group stage of this season’s Champions League. The Olympic Stadium brings back great memories for FC Barcelona as it was the stage for the Club’s third victory in the competition.

Quiz yourself on FC Barcelona’s Champions League opening matches | FC Barcelona
Ten questions on Barça’s past season debuts in Europe’s top competition

No favourites in the Champions League for Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
The Champions League is back as Europe’s premier club competition returns with the FC Barcelona first team in Rome for their first fixture of this season’s group stage. Luis Enrique and Jordi Alba appeared before the press on Tuesday with the Barça coach warning that the label of favourites "has to be demonstrated out on the field, and that is tough.

Jordi Alba wants to keep winning | FC Barcelona
Jordi Alba was the player who appeared before the press in Rome ahead of Barça’s opening fixture of the Champions League campaign. "It’s important to win the first game. We are the holders and we want to keep winning, even though we know it will be difficult at Roma," he commented.

Rakitic and Nainggolan both ready for the Champions League | FC Barcelona
Ivan Rakitic is about to start his second Champions League campaign as a player and is excited at the opportunity to win the famous trophy for the second time. That is something that nobody has achieved since the competition changed format in the season 1992/93. "We are excited about the chance to make history.

Barcelona 4-1 Real Madrid: How the Catalans have dominated Europe in the Messi era -
Barca has claimed Europe's most prestigious prize on four occasions in the last decade, putting Madrid's Decima in the shade in a one-sided rivalry recently, says Ben Heyward. It is a trophy that used to be synonymous with Real Madrid more than any other team. Los Blancos have claimed the European Cup 10 times in their illustrious history but Barcelona has been catching up in recent years.

FIFA announces schedule for Club World Cup semi-final | FC Barcelona
The governing body of world football, FIFA, has formally announced the schedule of matches for the Club World Cup Japan 2015. FC Barcelona will be taking part as winners of the 2015 UEFA Champions League. Luis Enrique's team will play the second semi-final of the tournament on 17 December at 11.30am Central European Time (CET).

Barcelona court gives Barca 20 days to present Neymar papers - ESPN FC
Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, and his predecessor Sandro Rosell have been given 20 days by Barcelona's High Court to present documents related to the controversial signing of Brazilian forward Neymar from Santos.

Xavi Hernandez disagrees with Jose Mourinho philosophy - ESPN FC
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez says he disagrees with Jose Mourinho's "win at all costs" mentality, but still respects the Portuguese's achievements in the game. Xavi and Mourinho first met back in the late 1990s when the current Chelsea boss worked at Barca as a translator and assistant for coach Bobby Robson.

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