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FC Barcelona News: 27 August 2016; 18 Called Up to Face Athletic Bilbao, Jasper Cillessen Presented

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Eighteen summoned for trip to San Mamés | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona coaching staff announced on Saturday morning the list of players travelling to Bilbao for Week 2 of the 2016/17 La Liga. Kick-off at the eternally raucous San Mamés is set for 8.15pm CET.With a big opening day victory behind them, Barça wrapped up training earlier Saturday before announcing the squad list. The team will fly to Bilbao on Sunday morning.

When and where to watch Athletic Club v FC Barcelona in Week 2 of La Liga | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's first away match of La Liga comes Sunday night against Athletic Club Bilbao. Kick-off is set for 8.15pm CET.After opening the domestic schedule last weekend with a convincing 6–2 victory over Real Betis at Camp Nou, Barça seek to add three more points at the always challenging grounds of San Mamés. A win for Barça would be their tenth straight in official competition.

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With a big smile on his face and his family sat at the back of the press room, Jasper Cillessen spoke about how "proud" he is to become the latest Dutch player to represent Barcelona under the ground at Camp Nou on Friday. The Netherlands international joined the club from Ajax for an initial fee of €13 million and will compete with Marc-Andre ter Stegen for a first-team place following Claudio Bravo's transfer to Manchester City.

Cillessen, a familiar face at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The Dutch international goalkeeper faced his new club three times as an Ajax Amsterdam player, and was on the winning side in the 2013/14 season

Jasper Cillessen 'very proud to be at Barça' | FC Barcelona
After a closed event with Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu, Vice President of Sports Jordi Mestre and Technical Secretary Robert Fernández at his side, Cillessen put on the FC Barcelona shirt and was out on the pitch before his first press conference. Cillessen appeared relaxed and said he was excited to be fulfilling a dream:

Jasper Cillessen's first day at FC Barcelona in 100 seconds | FC Barcelona
It was an intense Friday for Jasper Cillessen. Unusually for the day of an official presentation, the Dutch keeper trained with his new team-mates at the Ciutat Esportiva before heading to the Camp Nou to be introduced to the club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and then to appear on the famous turf and salute his new fans.