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FC Barcelona News: 19 September 2015; Preparations Continue for Levante Match, Brazil Take Neymar Ban to CAS

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Messi and Neymar, FC Barcelona's lethal one-two punch | FC Barcelona
With a goal each against Atlético Madrid, Lionel Messi and Neymar scored for the in the same game for the first time this season. Nevertheless, seeing the two Barça stars find the net in the same encounter is nothing new. In fact, the pair have scored in the same game 24 times, of which 22 ended in victories for Barça.

FC Barcelona back to the grind with focus on Levante | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona returned to training on Friday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper after a day of rest on Thursday. Returning from Rome after their first game in UEFA Champions League, the squad have commenced preparations for Sunday's league encounter. Luis Enrique conducted the workout with all available players from the first team, plus Gumbau from Barça B.

When and where to watch Sunday's La Liga game between FC Barcelona and Levante UD | FC Barcelona
Following Wednesday's opener in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League, FC Barcelona return to Camp Nou for match day four in La Liga, this time versus Levante on Sunday 20 September at 8.30pm CET. The match will be on TV in a wide variety of countries on many different channels.

The FC Barcelona first team players get behind the campaign 'Tant se val d'on venim' | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team players and coach are amongst the first to lend their support to the campaign ‘Tant se val d’on venim’ to help the refugees in Europe that has been launched by the FC Barcelona Foundation in collaboration with the Red Cross.

FC Barcelona presents campaign to aid refugees in Europe | FC Barcelona
Club Vice President Jordi Cardoner presented on Friday the ‘Tant se val d’on venim’ campaign — the phrase means 'It doesn't matter where we come from' and is a prominent line from the lyrics of the Barça anthem — to aid the refugees arriving in Europe and the more than 3,000 people that will arrive in Catalonia, according to government officials, in the coming months.

Ex-Barcelona director - Turan or Vidal could be registered - ESPN FC
Former Barcelona director and presidential candidate Toni Freixa has claimed the club could register a new player to replace the injured Rafinha as the transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA has expired -- paving the way for an early debut for Arda Turan or Aleix Vidal.

Brazil ask CAS to delay remaining 2-match Neymar ban - ESPN FC
Brazil's football federation has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to lift a FIFA ban on Neymar playing in two World Cup qualifying matches. The CAS said it aims to give a fast-track verdict before Brazil play at Chile on Oct. 8 in World Cup qualifiers.

Rafinha injury adds to Barcelona troubling lack of depth - ESPN FC
Barcelona will be expected to add another three points in La Liga when they host Levante on Sunday at the Camp Nou. The Catalans, who are currently leading the domestic league table with an impressive three victories in three matches, will be looking to rediscover their best form after a less-than-spectacular Champions League showing in Roma in midweek.

Bayern Munich's Thiago sends message to brother Rafinha -
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has sent a heartfelt message of support to brother Rafinha following the Barcelona man's injury. Rafinha was taken off on a stretcher in the second half of the 1-1 Champions League draw with Roma on Wednesday with what was later confirmed as a ligament tear in his right knee and is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the campaign.

Rally drivers Petter Solberg and Matthias Ekström at the Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
Two figures from the world of motor sport were at the Ciutat Esportiva on Friday. Rally drivers Petter Solberg and Matthias Ekström followed the first team’s training session from close up as both are in Barcelona for the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend.

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