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FC Barcelona News: 1 November 2016; Players Train in Manchester, El Clasico Date Announced

Barcelona Training Session and Press Conference Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

VIDEO PREVIEW: Man City v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique, Ivan Rakitic, Nolito and Pep Guardiola all appear before the press and both teams carry out their final training session ahead of Tuesday's group stage encounter between Man City and Barça in England. All and more in our video preview.

FC Barcelona train in Manchester | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona put the finishing touches on their preparation for Tuesday’s Champions League Matchday 4 encounter against Manchester City. Luis Enrique’s men trained at the Manchester Stadium where the boss feels that both sides will play in the same manner as the game that took place two weeks ago in Barcelona.

Luis Enrique expects similar approaches to Camp Nou meeting | FC Barcelona
Tuesday night will see another thrilling duel between two good friends, Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola, but with FC Barcelona’s 4-0 over Manchester City two weeks ago still fresh in the memory of both bosses. Just hours after Guardiola gave his thoughts to the press, it was time for Luis Enrique to weigh up the encounter that everybody is talking about.

Messi's day in Manchester | FC Barcelona
Barça take on Manchester City this Tuesday in the Champions League with a place in the last 16 and top spot in the group up for grabs if Borussia Mönchengladbach fail to win at Celtic in the other game of the evening. The FC Barcelona party set off for Manchester on Monday and the Club's media channels followed Leo Messi during the course of the day, beginning with his flight from Barcelona airport, right up until the evening training session at the City of Manchester stadium.

Pep Guardiola: Match against FC Barcelona is a final for us | FC Barcelona
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has described the upcoming game against FC Barcelona in the Champions League as “a final” for his team. With their defeat at Camp Nou two weeks ago, another loss on Tuesday could complicate their chances of reaching the next stage, something which the former Barça boss stressed.

Rakitic feels part of the FC Barcelona ‘family’ | FC Barcelona
Barça and Manchester City meet again this Tuesday on Match Day four of the group stage in this season’s Champions League, a game that could see Luis Enrique’s team in the last 16 of the competition should they pick up all three points. For Ivan Rakitic, the game will “very similar to the one at Camp Nou.” The Croatian international also stressed the need for the group to be united.

Date and time of El Clásico announced | FC Barcelona
Last season saw the two sides claim one victory each over the two league encounters; Barça earned a big 4-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu in the opening round of the 2015/16 season with goals from Neymar, Iniesta and Suárez, while Madrid managed a 2-1 win at the Camp Nou later on in the season.

Bartomeu: Messi has no limits - he keeps getting better | Goal
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident of keeping hold of Lionel Messi, with the Catalan side set to open negations over a new contract in the "next couple of months". Messi's current deal is set to expire in June 2018 and Bartomeu has already said the Barca star has a contract forever at Camp Nou.

VIDEO: Luis Suarez somehow controls ball dropped from 35m crane as Lionel Messi watches on | Eurosport
Luis Suarez, if you hadn’t noticed, has a wonderful touch when it comes to controlling footballs. To demonstrate the fact, Adidas Football and the F2 Freestylers got a crane to drop a football from 35m – as you do! – with a somewhat frightened Suarez ready in position to cushion it.

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