Recovery session to prepare for Celta and Las Palmas | FC Barcelona
It was back to training on Monday morning after a fabulous Sunday in which Bartra, Neymar and Messi (twice) combined to see off Levante 4-1. On pitch 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despí, all of the available first team players reported for duty for a session at which Luis Enrique also called upon Barça B keeper José Suárez and midfielder Gerard Gumbau, fresh from appearing in his first ever Liga game at the Camp Nou last night.
Will Stability Breed More Success for Barcelona? - Football Features
In contrast to the previous two years Barcelona have enjoyed the calm of a summer without major changes on and off the pitch after claiming a second treble in six years. Success breeds stability, but the lack of movement in the transfer market was partly imposed on the club as it served the last of a two-window ban on registering players for breaking FIFA rules in signing minors.
Barcelona 'Neutral' in Catalan Debate, Says Club president - Football News
Barcelona will remain "neutral" in the fierce political debate over the future of the region of Catalonia, the club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted on Sunday. Regional elections will take place on September 27 that could lead Catalonia to declare independence should pro-secession candidates win a majority in the 135-seat Catalan parliament.
Bellerin: Leaving Barcelona for Arsenal has paid off | FourFourTwo
Hector Bellerin is delighted his decision to leave Barcelona and join Arsenal has paid off as he continues to enjoy a run as first-choice right back at the Emirates Stadium. "It was hard [to leave], but I always say the train comes just once and you either take it or you do not. I took it and I am very happy with the opportunity Arsenal have given me and very happy to be in the position I am in today."
Maxi Rolón gives FC Barcelona B a 1–0 victory at Olot | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona B scored their first victory of the season on Sunday afternoon, beating Olot 1–0 thanks to a direct free kick from forward Maxi Rolón in the 76th minute. An outstanding performance by Barça B goalkeeper Adrián Ortolá, especially in the final minutes, allowed the Catalans to hang on and chalk up their first points of the season.