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FC Barcelona News: 15 December 2016; Focus Turns Back to La Liga, Catalan Derby Up Next

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Andrés Iniesta: Playing in a derby match is always special | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will play Espanyol in the Barcelona derby at the Camp Nou on Sunday. This game is always highly-charged and intense due to the long-standing rivalry between the two teams. Andrés Iniesta is about to take part in his 28th derby against Espanyol and he is still raring to go. “It is always special to play in a derby match as they are different types of games.

Espanyol in strong form ahead of Barcelona Derby | FC Barcelona
Espanyol are at the Camp Nou on Sunday at 8.45pm CET for the latest edition of the oldest derby in Spanish football, one which dates back all the way to 1900. And although the cliché claims that ‘the form goes out the window’ for games like these, with just three defeats since the turn of the century (home or away in all official competitions), the historical balance is very much tipped the way of FCB.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Espanyol | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are at home to city rivals Espanyol on Sunday evening at 8.45 pm. But that’s local time, so to find out when the game is kicking off where you are, you might find this guide useful … and you can also see what channels are screening the action live on TV.

Is Lionel Messi ready to tie the knot with Antonella? | Goal
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is set to marry childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in 2017, according to reports in his native Argentina. The couple have been an item since they were teenagers, and grew up together in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe province before Messi left for Catalunya at the age of 13.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique: Players need the media less than ever | ESPN
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said players and their clubs do not need the media as much as they once did. The rise of social media and self-publishing has meant footballers no longer rely on traditional media to put out a message.