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FC Barcelona News: 1 August 2016; Ten Internationals Return to Training, Barca Eye Andre-Pierre Gignac

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Ten more players begin pre-season training | FC Barcelona
After a week in central England and a match in Dublin, FC Barcelona's pre-season training routine returned to the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.Monday's session saw the return of ten players — Ter Stegen, Bravo, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Iniesta, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Vermaelen and Douglas — some of whom voluntarily cut short their vacations to re-join the team.

AEC Manlleu v FC Barcelona B: Winning start to Copa Catalunya (1-3) | FC Barcelona
Gerard López started Borja and Gumbau, who had featured in the previous day’s friendly with the first team in Dublin, on the bench, while the other players that went to Ireland were also there to cheer their colleagues on asd they got off to a dominant start but failed to break down the solid Manlleu defence. Xemi had a couple of long pops on goal while the opposition relied on dead ball situations for their chances. The deadlock was finally broken on the half hour by Perea after a powerful solo run and an equally forceful strike into the back of the net.

Barca turn to Gignac? | Football Espana
Andre-Pierre Gignac has reportedly entered Barcelona’s list of striking targets as their search for an ‘MSN’ deputy moves to the Americas. According to Mundo Deportivo, technical secretary Robert has returned to South America to hold talks with targets in the region, and his efforts have taken him to Gignac.