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FC Barcelona News: 14 September 2016; Barcelona Hammer Celtic, Òscar Grau Named New CEO

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FC Barcelona open Champions League play with a 7–0 rout of Celtic FC | FC Barcelona
In the final seconds before the opening kick-off of Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League opener between hosts FC Barcelona and Celtic FC, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, and Luis Suárez stood together in the center circle. Yet they didn’t exchange words; their body language did all the talking. They slapped hands, cracked their necks, and fidgeted away like a trio of prize fighters, each one anxious for the opening bell of a top-rank title bout.

Reunited trident shines in Champions League opener | FC Barcelona
It had been three months since Messi, Suárez and Neymar Jr had played together, but you would never have guessed. The trio shone in their first match side by side in 115 days, helping FC Barcelona to their biggest ever Champions League win, a 7-0 victory over Celtic at the Camp Nou.

Luis Enrique happy for the fans | FC Barcelona
His team had just completed a pristine performance on Champions League opening night. The seven goals they put by visiting Celtic had clearly made Luis Enrique’s day. "We practically didn’t commit any mistakes," the manager beamed from the podium in the Ricard Maxenchs press room at Camp Nou following Barça’s opening round knockout.

Andrés Iniesta: Leo Messi is unique | FC Barcelona
It was an immense display from the home team, who earned the club its biggest ever win in the competition. The front three were all on the scoresheet, but so was captain Andres Iniesta, who hit a sweet volley in the second half. Iniesta spoke to the press about the game, including a mention for a "unique’ teammate, as did a number of Barça players. Here is the pick of what they said:

Barcelona face another UEFA fine as fans wave pro-independence flags - ESPN FC
Barcelona risk further punishment from UEFA after allowing 30,000 pro-independence flags to be waved by supporters before their Champions League game against Celtic at Camp Nou on Tuesday. The flags, known as esteladas, were handed out by pro-independence groups before the game and have previously seen the Catalan club fined by European football's governing body on two occasions.

Barcelona have learned their lesson after Alaves defeat, says Terry Gibson | Football News | Sky Sports
The Barca boss left the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta out of his starting eleven for the weekend's match at the Nou Camp, and despite the introduction of all three in the second half, the defending champions could not prevent a surprise first loss of the season.

Kick off time for FC Barcelona v Deportivo confirmed | FC Barcelona
The game against the Galician club will come after the next break for international matches. Last season Deportivo picked up a point at Camp Nou with a 2-2 draw. Three days following the league game, Luis Enrique's team will welcome Manchester City to Camp Nou on match day 3 of this season's Champions League.

Òscar Grau appointed as new CEO of FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The board of directors has appointed Òscar Grau as the new CEO of FC Barcelona, after the current incumbent, Nacho Mestre, made a request to the president of the club to be given more time to care for personal matters. Grau, who thus becomes the club’s senior executive, was until now the director of the FCBEscola soccer schools. His replacement will be announced shortly.

The Ordinary Members' Assembly will be held on 29 October | FC Barcelona
Apart from nominating Oscar Grau as the Club's new CEO, The FC Barcelona Board of Directors, which met on Monday in an ordinary session at Camp Nou, dealt with a number of issues related to the Club. The main decision made was regarding the date of the next Ordinary Members' Assembly, while the Board also dealt with the renewal of the EDUVIC contract and discussed the satisfaction generated by the immensely successful opening of the New York office.|

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