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FC Barcelona News: 17 October 2016; Preparations for Manchester City Game Continue, Barca Chase Yerry Mina

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FC Barcelona continue preparations for Manchester City | FC Barcelona
On Monday morning, the available members of the FC Barcelona first team were on the Tito Vilanova field at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for the latest training session ahead of this week high profile Champions League clash with Manchester City. They were also joined by Wilfrid Kaptoum of Barça B.

FC Barcelona v Málaga on Saturday, 19 November at 4.15pm CET | FC Barcelona
Barça will be taking on Málaga in the 12th round of Liga fixtures on Saturday, 19 November at 4.15pm CET. That’s the last game at the Camp Nou before Real Madrid are in town for El Clásico two weeks later, and also comes just a few days before Luis Enrique and his team are in Glasgow to face Celtic in the UEFA Champions League. The Málaga game will also be the first fixture after the final international break of the year.

Magical Messi returns for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
One of the incentives to watch the Barça-Deportivo match this Saturday at the Camp Nou was Leo Messi's possible comeback following 24 days out. The Argentinian hadn't played since his injury during the Atlético de Madrid match and he started Saturday's game on the bench. We followed his comeback with interest and he was welcomed back with applause when he started warming up in the second half. In the 55 minute Barça's number ten replaced Sergio Busquets to a standing ovation.

Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique: a long-standing friendship | FC Barcelona
When FC Barcelona and Manchester City face each other on Wednesday, two close friends will be on either dugout. Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique were teammates at Barça for five years from 1996 to 2001, and will now look to outwit each other in a meeting of minds in a captivating Champions League tie.

Test your knowledge of the links between FC Barcelona and Manchester City | FC Barcelona
Show off your understanding of the relationship between the Catalan and English teams, who play each other on Wednesday at the Camp Nou.

The day Pep Guardiola couldn't believe his own eyes | FC Barcelona
It happened on 18 March, 2015. Pep Guardiola — who at the time was the coach of Bayern Munich — was at Camp Nou to scout a last-16 tie featuring a pair of possible future opponents in that season’s UEFA Champions League knockout stages.

Barcelona have agreement to sign Palmeiras Yerry Mina - agent - ESPN FC
Barcelona have a pre-agreement in place to sign Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina, the player's representative Jair Mina has claimed. Mina's late equaliser for Colombia in last week's 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with Uruguay led to the re-emergence of reports that Barca have a preferential option to purchase him.

RUMOURS: Barcelona face competition in Yerry Mina pursuit -
Barcelona are unlikely to have things all their own way as they seek to tie up a deal for Yerry Mina, according to Sport. The highly-rated Palmeiras defender already has an agreement in place with Barca – as revealed by his agent Jair Mina – but no formal deal has been struck, and that has kept the door ajar for others to steal the 22-year-old away from Camp Nou.

Rival watch: Valencia get off to winning start under Prandelli | FC Barcelona
Valencia host FC Barcelona in La Liga’s next round of matches and Los Che, under new management, earned a hard-fought win at El Molinon against Sporting Gijón. Cesare Prandelli took charge of his first game after being appointed two weeks ago, and looks to have made an instant impact on the players as they etched out three points on a tough ground.

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