Match Preview: Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
After the 0-0 draw with Málaga last week, FC Barcelona have ground to make up on Liga leaders Real Madrid, who they host in next week’s Clásico and who survived some scares on their way to a 2-1 defeat of Sporting Gijón on Saturday. But the challenge of a trip to San Sebastian is not an easy one. Real Sociedad are one of the most in-form teams in the competition right now, and Anoeta is a ground where Barça have a dismal track record in recent seasons.
The Basque team were praised by the Asturian coach for the variety of options they have: "Real Sociedad is capable of being very attacking with the ball and very defensive without it. They are one of the few teams who can effectively play the ball both long and short." This ability to mix up their game will demand maximum respect from Barça's squad and the team are hoping to get a victory tomorrow.
FC Barcelona B 4-0 CE L’Hospitalet: Solid win for the leaders - FC Barcelona
Barça B’s good run of form continues. After the win in Lleida last week, the Miniestadi witnessed a fine 4-0 defeat of Hospitalet on Saturday that reasserts the team’s place at the top of the Division 2B table. Gerard López’s side dominated the ball and posted an absolutely stellar all-round performance, while cancelling out almost any chances for a visiting side that fielded a tightly-packed five-man defence.
Barcelona's Neymar OK after car crash linked up with squad - source - ESPN FC
Barcelona forward Neymar is unhurt after suffering a scare when he crashed his Ferrari, a source has told ESPN FC, and is with the rest of the squad ahead of the game against Real Sociedad on Sunday. Neymar, 24, was en route to the club's training ground to join up with his teammates before flying to San Sebastian for the match when he lost control of his car.
Susana Monje resigns from her role as FC Barcelona Vice President - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona Vice President Susana Monke resigned from her role on Friday due to personal reasons. The Club President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, expressed his respect for her decision and will temporarily take on the responsibilities that the Vice President had.
U19A v Damm: First place confirmed (2-1) - FC Barcelona
The U19A's have won 2-1 against a difficult opponent in Damm, who are fourth in the division and one of the highest scoring teams. The blaugranas came off the back of a 4-1 UEFA Youth League victory against Celtic and managed to win again extending their lead at the top of the table on 35 points.
Barcelona to begin contract negotiations with Lionel Messi after Real Madrid clash
Barcelona will begin contract extension talks with Lionel Messi after the club's El Clasico showdown with Real Madrid on 3 December, according to reports. Catalan daily Sport says Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu is speaking to Messi's father Jorge and that the Argentina international could be offered a contract for life after El Clasico.
Real Madrid and Spain star Isco 'emerges as shock Barcelona transfer target' - Mirror Online
Barcelona are reportedly monitoring Isco's contract situation at Real Madrid. The former Malaga playmaker's current deal at the Bernabeu expires in 2018 and an extension isn't thought to be close. Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo say Barca are one of the clubs interested in signing Isco if he doesn't renew his contract with Madrid.