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FC Barcelona News: 14 March 2016; Preparations Begin for Arsenal Game, Barca B Unbeaten Streak Ends

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FC Barcelona open preparations for Arsenal visit | FC Barcelona
After vanquishing Getafe on Saturday afternoon at Camp Nou, FC Barcelona's next challenge will not be in La Liga, but in the UEFA Champions League, in which they will host Arsenal in the second leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday night at 8.45pm CET. Barça go into the match with a 2–0 aggregate advantage as they seek a berth in the quarter-finals.

Fun and games at the Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's training sessions are just as fun and exciting as their games. Today's workout was no exception, showcasing the good atmosphere accompanying a team which has now gone 37 straight games without a defeat.

Lionel Messi's penalty woes: What's caused them, and how to fix them - Eurosport British
The record books will show that, on Saturday, the Barcelona superstar missed a penalty for the fourth time in eight attempts this season. Now, things for Messi aren't quite as bad as that sounds: one of Messi's "misses" was actually the pass he laid on for Luis Suarez - or possibly Neymar, depending on whom you believe - in the infamous "two-man" penalty set-piece against Celta Vigo last month.

Barcelona penalty problems continue as Atletico beat Depor - ESPN FC
Lionel Messi was brilliant through the first half, playing a part in the early own goal by Juan Rodriguez, providing assists for Munir El-Haddadi and Neymar and hammering home a fine 20-yard strike of his own. Soon after the break, the Argentine laid on Neymar's second, before Arda Turan completed the rout with an acrobatic sixth.

Barca bid €35m for Dembele? | Football Espana
Barcelona have reportedly seen a €35m bid for Rennes wonderkid Ousmane Dembele rejected. According to France Football, Barca followed up their scout report on Dembele with a firm offer, only for Rennes to knock it back.

Lleida Esportiu v FC Barcelona B: Unbeaten streak comes to an end (2-0) | FC Barcelona
The reserves found the first half-hour especially difficult to deal with. Lleida had them pinned in their own half for almost all that time and only Xemi came close to scoring with a header. However, only a shot from Manu Onwu caused any real threat at the other end and Barça very nearly stole the lead when Perea had a pop on the edge oif half-time.

Rival watch: Atlético beat Depor, Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup | FC Barcelona
Atlético Madrid are still eight points behind Barça at the top of the Liga table. A few hours after the Catalans had beaten Getafe 6-0 on Saturday, Diego Simeone’s side continued their own fine form with a 3-0 win against Deportivo. Saúl, Griezmann and Correa were on target for a side that has a huge Champions League game to come this week. They host PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday after a 0-0 draw from the first leg in Holland.

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