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FC Barcelona News: 17 August 2016; Supercopa Set to Conclude, Jordi Alba Back in Match Squad

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Spanish Super Cup second leg preview: FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC | FC Barcelona
The 2-0 win at the Sánchez Pizjuán has set Barça up perfectly for the first official title of the season, the Spanish Super Cup, and the only major trophy that Luis Enrique has yet to win since taking over as manager. Second half goals from Luis Suárez and Munir mean that the Catalans are very much in the driving seat going into this season’s first competitive game at the Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona's 18-man squad for Spanish Super Cup second leg | FC Barcelona
The Barça squad to face Sevilla in Wednesday’s Spanish Super Cup second leg has been announced. As expected, all of Ter Stegen, Andrés Iniesta and Jérémy Mathieu miss out through injury, while Brazilians Neymar Jr and Rafinha are still away competing for the their country at the Rio Olympics.The only first team player who misses out on a place is Douglas, with Samper and Jordi Alba both being included after sitting out the 2-0 win in the first leg in Andalusia.

How Barcelona handle Munir El Haddadi could explain current club philosophy - ESPN FC
Munir El Haddadi, 20, is not just a talented young striker; he represents a referendum and is the microcosm of a debate that has taken place at the Camp Nou since Sergio Busquets and Pedro smashed their way into the Barca first team under Pep Guardiola in 2008-09 to win the treble in their first season.

Forget Alcacer - Munir is all Barcelona are looking for as MSN's deputy -
Barcelona's attempts to add a fourth striker to their ranks have once more hit a bump, as negotiations with Valencia over Paco Alcacer prove increasingly difficult to close. But the Catalans would be better off looking closer to home, as Munir El Haddadi continues to make a strong bid to be considered the 'fourth man' up front behind the all-conquering MSN.

Twenty reasons why a 2-0 lead should be enough for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have twenty reasons to feel optimistic about collecting the Super Cup trophy after the second leg against Sevilla on Wednesday. That’s because twenty is the number of times that the team has won 2-0 away in the first of two legs in any competition, and every single time the Catalans have gone on to win the trophy or progress to the next round.

Barcelona comment: Sacrificing Bravo is the right decision -
This time was inevitably going to come. When Barcelona signed Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen as replacements for Victor Valdes in the summer of 2014, the Chilean was the experienced head in La Liga, the German a man for the future. So letting the South American leave merely means that things are going to plan.

FC Barcelona app updated with new chat | FC Barcelona
The official FC Barcelona app will have a new messaging platform thanks to, which has announced the launch of version 2.0 of its social button, which will allow fans to talk not only during games but also to continue sending messages to each other after the match has finished.

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