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FC Barcelona News: 3 September 2015; Sevilla Match Kickoff Time Announced, Luis Enrique Attends Coaches Forum

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Sevilla v FC Barcelona on October 3 at 4.00pm CET | FC Barcelona
The organisers of La Liga (LFP) have announced that the Sevilla v Barça game, the seventh of the season for both teams, will be played on Saturday 3 October at 4.00pm CET in the Sánchez Pizjuán. For Barça, the game comes immediately after their second Champions League group stage fixture, and the first at home, against Bayer Leverkusen. That’s on Tuesday 29 September, while Sevilla are in Turin to play Juventus the day after.

Aleix Vidal, Arda Turan lead Barcelona's transfer dealings - ESPN FC
Barcelona's ban from registering new players until 2016 makes it impossible to fully evaluate their two summer signings; we have yet to see them play so much as a friendly game in the Blaugrana shirt. That said, while Arda Turan's purchase is a case of adding more of the same to the midfield, counterpart Aleix Vidal should turn out to be a genuinely important reinforcement for manager Luis Enrique in the long run.

FC Barcelona numbers released for Champions League 2015/16 | FC Barcelona
At midnight on August 31, the period for registering players for the 2015/16 Champions League came to a close. This means that the FC Barcelona squad and their shirt numbers are now definitive – a shirt that features two important changes to the sleeves in honour of the fact that the Catalans are the current champions of Europe. Apart from the first team players, shirt numbers have also been allocated to Barça B’s Juan Cámara and Gerard Gumbau.

Second training session without internationals | FC Barcelona
Barça trained for the second time this week on a wet morning in Sant Joan Despí. The venue was pitch 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva, and like on Tuesday they were joined by the Barça B players as so many of the squad are away on international duty.

Luis Enrique attends UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon | FC Barcelona
This Wednesday in Nyon is the day for the fifteenth UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum, and Luis Enrique is there along with some of the continent’s other top coaches. These include the managers of many of the teams in this season’s Champions League, including Rafa Benítez (Real Madrid), Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus) and Laurent Blanc (Paris Saint-Germain), as well as such illustrious names as Jurgen Klopp, Carlo Ancelotti and Alex Ferguson.

International week for FC Barcelona players on social networks | FC Barcelona
A collection of photos, videos and messages from around the world on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Yarmolenko ‘still wants Barca’ | Football Espana
Andriy Yarmolenko turned down Everton because he still hopes to play for Barcelona, who asked the Dynamo Kiev forward to wait for them. Sport reports a €25m offer from the Toffees was accepted by Dynamo but it was Yarmolenko who said no as his dream is Barca.

Everton star Deulofeu seals important points for Spain U21's
Despite the best efforts of Deulofeu on the right, Denis Suarez on the left and Munir through the middle, the Spaniards were frustrated in the first forty-five minutes, whilst Arsenal youngster Hector Bellerin was desperately unlucky, striking the woodwork with a good effort. After the break La Rojita maintained their pressure, with wave after wave of attacks, virtually all the play being inside the Estonian half. Denis Suarez denied by Tamme after two good opportunities following the restart.

Premier League tops La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 in transfer window spending | Sky Sports
"We have to take into account that Barcelona had the FIFA ban but they still managed to sign two players who will only be able to start playing as of January, and still it's one per cent up and a record high ever. We get too used to seeing increases and increases but that's good news in Spain, especially as now other teams are investing heavily, it's not only Barcelona and Real Madrid. "

La Liga: Big guns feel the heat in Spain's transfer market | Eurosport
As the dust settles on yet another transfer window closing and the debates emerge as to whether your side did well. Did they sign the players for the positions that needed most strengthening or did they drop the ball and leave areas of the squad weak? One shining light this summer is La Liga’s financial strength - and not just from the usual customers either.

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