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FC Barcelona News: 2 September 2016; Lionel Messi Scores Winner for Argentina, Barca Look to Renew Three

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FC Barcelona squad numbers confirmed for 2016/17 | FC Barcelona
With the summer transfer window now closed and the sale of Bravo and the loans of Munir, Samper and Douglas confirmed, the first team shirt numbers for the coming season can now be confirmed also. Recent movements in the squad bring the latest changes. With Claudio Bravo having left for Manchester City, new goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen will take up the number 13.

FC Barcelona's complete Champions League squad | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has submitted to UEFA its squad list for the 2016/17 Champions League tournament.In addition to the Club's 22 first team players, eight players from Barça B — José Suárez, Kaptoum, Aleñá, Cardona, Carbonell, Nili, Marlon, and Palencia — have also been included.

Leo Messi scores winner for Argentina against Suárez's Uruguay | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi is back for Argentina! In fact, he never went away. After going back on his announcement post Copa America that he would no longer be turning out for his country, the Barça striker was absolutely outstanding in Mendoza on Thursday night.It had to be Messi who scored the only goal of a 1-0 win against Uruguay, a result that sends the albiceleste to the top of the South American World Cup qualifying table.

Argentina sweat over Messi fitness ahead of Venezuela - Goal.com
Argentina boss Edgardo Bauza was happy to get a win on his debut but is unsure over the fitness of Lionel Messi after their 1-0 triumph against Uruguay. Messi scored the only goal of the game on Thursday as 10-man Argentina ground out the victory against rivals Uruguay, after Paulo Dybala was sent off just before half-time.

Barça players aid wins by Spain, Portugal and France | FC Barcelona
The acronym SPF normally stands for Sun Protection Factor.But not today. Today, at least, it stands for Spain, Portugal, and France. And, today at least, placing the number seven after it has nothing to do with ultraviolet rays, but rather the number of FC Barcelona players that were involved in Thursday night's friendly victories by each of the trio of contiguous, Western European neighbours.

Albert Soler: We want to renew Rakitic, Suárez and Messi contracts | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s director of professional sports Albert Soler spoke to the media on Thursday about the club’s transfer activities.Soler, as well as expressing his delight at how the summer transfer window went, spoke of the club’s desire to renew the current deals of three of its stars: Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suárez and Leo Messi.

Barcelona biggest buyers as La Liga clubs spend 492.2m euros in transfer window - ESPN FC
La Liga clubs spent €492.2 million (£413.89m) on signings in the summer transfer window, according to figures reported by AS. It was a quiet window by previous Liga standards, with regular big spenders Real Madrid paying just €30m to bring Alvaro Morata back to the Bernabeu from Juventus.

Raiola and Barcelona were transfer winners PSG and Milan losers - ESPN FC
Barcelona were running on empty when it mattered in the Champions League last season. That shouldn't be the case this time. Paco Alcacer allows Luis Enrique to rotate the "MSN." Unlike them, he won't be flying back and forth to South America every international break and he guarantees freshness as well as goals. Depth has been added everywhere.

Last training session of the week for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona held a training session on Thursday with a number of first team players absent due to international duty. As a result, the available first team players trained alongside Barça B and the session was overseen by the reserve team boss Gerard Lopez.

10 things you should know about Paco Alcácer | FC Barcelona
Some facts and stats about FC Barcelona's new striker.