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FC Barcelona News: 15 January 2016; Copa del Rey Draw Completed, Barca B Add Attacker

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FC Barcelona draw Athletic Club Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals | FC Barcelona
Athletic Club and FC Barcelona, which faced each other in the Final of last year's Copa del Rey, were paired off in the quarter-finals in this year's edition during Friday's draw. The first leg will be on 20 January at San Mamés while the return leg is set for 27 January at Camp Nou. The semi-final draw will be two days later.

Barca boosted by key Athletic absences but Luis Enrique wary - ESPN FC
If Luis Enrique could choose the opponents he wants in the run up to squaring off with Atletico, Athletic would be somewhere near the bottom of the list. The always physical Basques have played the Catalans three times in all competitions this season, and the aggregate score stands at 5-2 in favour of the red and whites.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Athletic Club Bilbao | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are back in action on Sunday 17 as the second half of the Liga season gets going with a game at home to Athletic Club Bilbao at the Camp Nou. It all starts at 8.30pm local time, while if you want to know what time it kicks-off in your country or region, this guide should set you in the right direction.

Barcelona fix problems with Arda Turan signing - ESPN FC
Arda Turan's debut for Barcelona wasn't like other debuts. Barcelona's transfer ban meant that Turan was with the club for six months before ever taking the field. It probably wasn't a surprise, then, that he was already well integrated into Luis Enrique's historically efficient attacking machine. What was a surprise is exactly how the ex-Atletico Madrid winger was used in his first two starts, and how Barcelona plan to get the most out of their new acquisition.

Barcelona should grant Luis Enrique wish for Celta Vigo Nolito - ESPN FC
Despite having already added Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal to their treble-winning squad, Barcelona have not addressed their most obvious need during the current winter transfer window: the signing of a reliable, incisive and effective forward who could challenge either Lionel Messi, Neymar or Luis Suarez for their starting spot.

Barcelona to request new court date in Neymar transfer case - ESPN FC
The lawyer for Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has asked Spain's national court to change the Feb. 2 court date related to the Neymar transfer case because the lawyer will be in court that day with a different case, according to reports.

Javier Clemente: Gerard Pique is a Barcelona hooligan -
Former Espanyol coach Javier Clemente has hit out at Gerard Pique, claiming the outspoken Barcelona defender acts like a hooligan. Clemente was commenting as Espanyol supporters unfurled a derogatory banner targeting Pique's wife Shakira during Barca's 2-0 win in the Copa del Rey last 16 on Wednesday.

Barcelona mayor slams Espanyol fans' Shakira banner - ESPN FC
Barcelona mayor Ada Colau has slammed Espanyol fans for displaying a derogatory banner targeting pop star Shakira in Barcelona's 2-0 Copa del Rey win on Wednesday. Shakira is the partner of Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who had mocked Espanyol fans' "marvellous minority" moniker in the aftermath of the two sides' round of 16 first-leg tie at Camp Nou, wondering aloud if they could fill their stadium for the return fixture.

Barca: Madrid & Atleti not to blame | Football Espana
Barcelona director Javier Bordas has insisted that Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are not to blame for their transfer bans. The capital neighbours were found to have broken rules regarding the transfers of minors and have been banned from registering new players for two transfer windows as of the summer, in the same manner as La Blaugrana two years ago.

FC Barcelona B reinforces attack with new signing Alberto Perea | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with fellow Catalan club UE Olot to sign Alberto Perea for the B team until 30 June 2017. Perea has passed his medical examination and is expected to be ready to start taking orders from coach Gerard López on Friday.

A look at 24 hours in the FC Barcelona Academy | FC Barcelona
The boys and girls that grow up at the FC Barcelona Masia have very busy days. This video, screened on Thursday at the presentation of the Club’s new model for youth football, shows a day in the life at the Oriol Tort Training Centre: from the moment that the young athletes wake up, following them on the school bus, going back for lunch at the Masia, doing classes before training, having dinner and then going to bed.

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