Match preview: FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alavés | FC Barcelona
The international break over, La Liga returns to the Camp Nou (Saturday 8.30pm CET) with FC Barcelona looking to maintain their 100 per cent record against an Alavés side that has got off to a decent start since returning to the top flight after a ten-year absence.
Injured Ter Stegen out against Alavés but Messi, Iniesta and Mathieu included in FC Barcelona squad | FC Barcelona
German goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen is not included after pulling his hamstring (the semimembranosus muscle to be precise). But despite doubts this week concerning their fitness, all of Leo Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Jérémy Mathieu and André Gomes have been declared fully fit.
Luis Enrique expects Alavés to play deep | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique spoke to the media on Friday midday ahead of his side’s home game against Alavés on Saturday at Camp Nou. The league’s newcomers have made a positive start, drawing their opening two matches, one of which was away to Atlético Madrid, and Luis Enrique noted that it will not be an easy game.
Jack of all trades, master of one - Sergi Roberto the ideal replacement for Alves at Barca - Goal.com
"Why haven't we sold him yet?" In the summers of 2014 and even 2015, many Barcelona fans were wondering why Sergi Roberto was still at the club. But Luis Enrique kept faith in the young Catalan - and he has never looked back. The talent was always there and as long ago as 2011, Pep Guardiola said: "Sergi Roberto is a player to follow in the coming years. When he explodes, you will be really surprised by him."
Mourinho and Guardiola go head-to-head in Manchester | FC Barcelona
Two of Barça’s Champions League group stage rivals are gearing up for local derbies this weekend – and they’re two of the most talked about derbies in recent history. The Manchester clash is being billed as José Mourinho versus Pep Guardiola, while Glasgow is preparing for the first Old Firm game since Rangers returned to the top flight after a four-year absence.
Beko unveils new FC Barcelona branded refrigerators | FC Barcelona
A fridge in the famous ‘blaugrana’ colours? What more could a Barça fan want in their kitchen? And that’s precisely what Beko, the club’s official partner, unveiled in Berlin on September 1 at IFA 2016, the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. And none other than former star Eric Abidal was there to attend the presentation in the German capital.