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FC Barcelona News: 28 September 2016; Players Train at Borussia-Park, Ready for Champions League Return

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Training at Borussia-Park | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona take on Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday (kick off 8.45pm CET), and the players were able to familiarise themselves with the surface on Tuesday. The Borussia-Park is a notorious stamping ground for the German side, one where Barça will have to bring their A-game to get a good result.

Match preview: Borussia Mönchengladbach v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona take on Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 2 of the Champions League, with Luis Enrique’s side looking to put an end to the hosts' eleven-match winning-streak and remain leaders of Group C. Barça recorded their biggest ever win in Europe’s elite competition last time out against Celtic (7-0) but Gladbach’s solid start to the season means this will be no walk in the Borussia-Park.

Luis Enrique: Gladbach are fearsome at home | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face a tough challenge when they visit Borussia Park on Wednesday, knowing that Mönchengladbach have not lost there since 26 January. Luis Enrique is well aware of the difficulty of the second Group C game of the season, describing the Germans’ home as "fearsome". Here is what he said to the media.

Ter Stegen looking forward to ‘special’ homecoming | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s meeting with Borussia Mönchengladbach will be slightly more special for one particular individual than for anyone else .Barça keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen had been with the club from the age of six, right up until the summer of 2014 when he made the move to Catalonia. Returning to his hometown to face the club of his life, the German stopper spoke to the press about what the match means to him. Here is the pick of what he said.

Borussia Mönchengladbach: The foals galloping on the European stage | FC Barcelona
The first part of one of the longest names in European football comes from the Latin name for the former kingdom of Prussia. The name of the city, located just 20km from the Dutch border, used to be Gladbach, and the München part was added in 1888 to avoid confusion with another town of the same name. But this led people to wrongly assume that it was a suburb of Munich, so the ü was changed to an ö.

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta is the world's best player - Cesar Luis Menotti - ESPN FC
Former Barcelona coach Cesar Luis Menotti believes Andres Iniesta is the best player in the world, while he claims Lionel Messi would not have the talent he does today had he come through the ranks at Real Madrid. While Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have long battled it out for the tag of the greatest player in modern football, Menotti, who managed Barca between 1983 and 1984, feels Iniesta is more deserving of that title.

Bravo Barcelona! Blaugrana right to sacrifice Chilean for Ter Stegen -
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 have gone to plan.

The best goals of the week from La Masia | FC Barcelona
Thankfully at FC Barcelona, there is never a lack of talent wherever you look. The youngsters throughout the various youth categories have once again caught the eye this past week with some fine goals. Take a look at the amazing goals scored by Héctor Fort (U11), Jordi Emboula (U19), Jesús Alfaro (Barça B), Seung-Woo Lee (U19) and Quim Junyent (U9). Whose was chosen as the best? Check out the video!

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