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FC Barcelona News: 17 January 2017; Preparations Begin for Real Sociedad Clash, Rafinha Ruled Out

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FC Barcelona back at training in preparation for Copa del Rey first leg at Real Sociedad | FC Barcelona
But with a Copa del Rey trip to Real Sociedad to come on Thursday, it was back down to the nitty-gritty at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, where the temperatures have taken a dip as the cold front that’s sweeping across Europe arrives in Catalonia. More northern climes may be enduring much chillier conditions than Barcelona, but 7ºC is mightily cold for this part of the world.

Where and when to watch Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona travel to San Sebastián on Thursday ahead of their 9.15pm CET match against Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey quarter finals first leg. Luis Enrique's players, following victories over Hércules and Athletic Club in the round of 32 and the round of 16, face a rival they beat in their last cup encounter in the semifinals of the 2013/14 season.

FC Barcelona v Leganés on Sunday 19 February at 8.45pm CET | FC Barcelona
The times and dates have been announced for the 23rd round of Liga matches, when FC Barcelona are due to welcome Leganés to the Camp Nou for the first time ever. The Catalans won 5-1 when the two sides met in southern Madrid earlier this season.

Injured Rafinha out against Real Sociedad | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s Rafinha Alcántara has pulled a hamstring muscle and will have to sit out this Thursday’s Copa del Rey first leg away to Real Sociedad. The club doctors will need to monitor the Brazilian’s progress before determining his availability for other matches.

Why Lionel Messi won't leave Barcelona for Manchester City | ESPN
Lionel Messi has once again been linked with a world-record move to Manchester City, but it's difficult to see him leaving Barcelona. While his new contract remains unsigned -- his current terms expire in 2018 -- there will continue to be speculation, although there are plenty of reasons why he won't leave Camp Nou.

FCB Universitas launches its platform for knowledge dissemination and online learning | FC Barcelona
FCB Universitas, Sport Innovation Hub, the programme which generates and transfers the knowledge created by FC Barcelona will inaugurate, on Tuesday, its digital space for knowledge dissemination and online learning, which can be accessed via the Club's website (

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