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FC Barcelona News: 18 September 2015; Oliver Kahn Defends Barca Goalkeeper, Father Reveals Neymar Plans

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Lionel Messi: 15 years with Barça in 15 moments | FC Barcelona
Thursday 17 September marks fifteen years since the arrival of what many consider the best player in history, Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccitini, to FC Barcelona's La Masia. Messi was a young 13-year-old from Rosario, Argentina, who arrived at the Club from Newell's Old Boys of his native country with the dream of becoming a professional footballer in the cradle of European football.

Bravo eager to get back to action | FC Barcelona
Claudio Bravo, who has been out injured since the game with Málaga, appeared at a promotional event in Barcelona on Thursday. The Chilean used the occasion to speak to the press, explaining that "I’m feeling comfortable. I’m fine and looking forward to training normally again."

Everybody with Rafinha | FC Barcelona
The Brazilian midfielder was seriously injured on Wednesday night in Rome and this is how the football world has responded.

Neymar staying at Barca – father | Football Espana
Neymar’s father has assured Barcelona that the forward will be staying at the club for at least three more years. Speculation had recently linked the Brazilian with a blockbuster switch to Manchester United as talks over a contract extension dragged on, but Neymar Sr insists his son does not "need" to negotiate a renewal for the time being, with his deal not expiring until 2018.

Neymar is better than Messi and Ronaldo - Roberto Carlos - ESPN FC
Former Real Madrid and Brazil left-back Roberto Carlos has claimed that Neymar -- not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo -- is the best player in the world at the moment. The debate over whether Messi or Ronaldo is the greatest continues to run, with the former having come off the bench to net Barcelona's winner in last Sunday's 2-1 La Liga victory at Atletico Madrid, while the latter has hit eight goals in two games for Madrid.

Ronaldo vs. Messi like 'white truffles and caviar' says Figo - ESPN FC
Choosing between Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi is like deciding between "white truffles and caviar," according to Portugal great and former FIFA world player of the year Luis Figo, who added that comparing them "is not very positive." wins 'Champions League of Websites' | FC Barcelona
For the fifth consecutive year the company Departamento de Internet (DI) has published a ranking of the best websites of teams competing in the UEFA Champions League. In this edition, FC Barcelona has the best online platform of the 32 teams involved in the 2015/16 Champions League, ahead of websites from teams like Arsenal, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Kahn defends Ter Stegen | Football Espana
"If you’re asking me if it was a mistake of the goalkeeper, I don’t think so," Sport quotes Kahn telling German television. "Playing high up is part of his game and it’s what is expected of goalkeepers now. That has its advantages, to cut out attacking moves, but also has its risks and you have to accept them.

Ex-Barcelona captain Xavi notches first Al-Sadd goal -
Former Barcelona captain Xavi notched his first goal for Al-Sadd and produced another assist but could not lead his new club to victory Thursday. Al-Sadd conceded an 84th-minute equalizer to draw 2-2 with Umm Salal in a top-of-the-table clash in the Qatar Stars League, but Xavi and Co. remain in pole position on goal difference after two games.

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