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FC Barcelona News: 19 June 2016; Lionel Messi Shines for Argentina, Claudio Bravo's Chile Also Advance

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Messi, Mascherano and Bravo crack Copa América semis | FC Barcelona
A pair routs in the Copa América quarterfinals on Saturday night ensured a Blaugrana presence in this week's semifinal matches.Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano played all 90 minutes as Argentina breezed past Venezuela, 4–1, in Foxborough.Messi, who scored Argentina's third goal of the evening in the 60th minute and also had a pair of assists, was named man of the match. Mascherano completed 67 of 70 passes (96%) and had three stealFrom sea to shining sea: FC Barcelona players in San Francisco | FC Barcelona
Many of the world’s most elite players, representing 16 national teams from the New World’s two confederations — CONCACAF and CONMEBOL — are competing at 10 privileged sites from coast to coast. The grand final is being held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, a stone's throw from Manhattan's shimmering skyscrapers.

From sea to shining sea: FC Barcelona players in Boston  | FC Barcelona
Among the major American cities with a rich soccer tradition one would have no choice but to include Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding region.Gillette Stadium, located in Foxborough, was another one of the lucky sites to host a match in this summer’s Copa América Centenario, when Chile beat Bolivia, 2–1, in Group D play. FC Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, the Chile captain, played all 90 minutes.

Top 10 finishes of the season by FC Barcelona's youth academy teams | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's La Masia has shown year after year that a season-long effort, coupled with Barça DNA, pays off. We have selected the 10 best finishes from the 2015/16 campaign, from the very youngest players to the Barça B squad.

Espai Barça presented to members from Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The Espai Barça exhibition continues to attract the attention of the Club's members as it makes its way through different towns in Catalonia. Having gone through Girona, Lleida, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Sant Cugat and Tarragona, the exhibition is now being brought to members residing in Barcelona over a pair of sessions held in the Auditorium 1899, located next to Camp Nou in the city's Les Corts district.

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