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FC Barcelona News: 14 August 2016; 18 Make Supercopa Trip, Manchester City Chasing Claudio Bravo

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FC Barcelona arrive in Seville for Spanish Super Cup | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have landed in Seville ahead of Sunday night’s clash against Sevilla for the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.The team set off from El Prat airport at 11.15am and landed at around 12.40pm CET. They will now head to the team hotel until a few hours before the match begins at 10.00pm CET.

Luis Enrique: We come into this final in good shape | FC Barcelona
The start of the season is almost upon us with the Spanish Super Cup first leg against Sevilla taking place on Sunday, and Luis Enrique is prepared for the challenges ahead. The manager, starting his third season in the dugout at FC Barcelona, spoke to the media on Saturday where he declared his happiness with the team’s progression in pre-season and the state of the squad going into the new campaign.

The squad for the Spanish Super Cup first leg | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has announced his squad for the first official match of the season, calling up 18 players for the trip to Andalusia to take on Sevilla in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.Marc-André ter Stegen is the only one that misses out through injury, Neymar Jr and Rafinha are competing in the Olympic Games, while Douglas, Samper and Jordi Alba are left out for technical reasons.

Sergio Busquets: The challenge is to keep winning | FC Barcelona
Sergio Busquets spoke to the media on Saturday morning about the upcoming season which begins with the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla on Sunday.The club’s third captain has grown more influential as the years have gone by, and is fully confident in the team’s ability to continue winning trophies.

Match preview: Sevilla FC v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The curtain-raiser to the Spanish season features the reigning champions of La Liga and the Copa del Rey. But double winning Barça can’t play themselves, so as tradition dictates, they will instead face the side they beat 2-0 in the cup final at the Vicente Calderón in May, Sevilla, winners of the last three editions of the Europa League.

Alcacer the latest debacle in Barca's ongoing striker search -
Barcelona's striker search goes on. Ever since Pedro left to join Chelsea last summer, the Catalan club have been in the market for a new forward to ease the burden on Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. But almost a year on, still no player has arrived.

‘Bravo to City almost complete’ | Football Espana
Claudio Bravo’s entourage has reportedly told Mundo Deportivo that a deal to take the Barcelona goalkeeper to Manchester City is "almost done". Pep Guardiola’s Premier League debut ended in victory as City beat Sunderland 2-1, but the result was overshadowed by the Coach’s decision to drop usual No 1 Joe Hart for ex-Malaga man Willy Caballero.

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