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FC Barcelona News: 25 January 2017; Last Training Before Real Sociedad Clash Ends

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Last training session before Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are ready to take on Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg after the team held its final training session on Wednesday.The team holds a 1-0 advantage from the first-leg win at Anoeta the previous week and will be looking to make the last-four of the cup.

Luis Suarez at 30: Barcelona has made him better, and he's made Barca better | ESPN
It wasn't all that long ago that accredited reporters could attend entire training sessions at FC Barcelona or Real Madrid, able to study a coach's tactics, man-management and gauge the "temperature" of a squad in terms of mood, interactions and focus.

Lionel Messi's new Barcelona contract 'going really well' - Robert Fernandez | ESPN
Negotiations to extend Lionel Messi's contract at Barcelona are going "really well," according to the club's sporting director Robert Fernandez. Fernandez's comments come as Catalan media report that following discrete talks between president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Messi's father Jorge, Barca have now drawn up a proposal which will be put to the player imminently.

The first half of FC Barcelona's La Liga season, by the numbers | FC Barcelona
With the second half of the Blaugrana season about to begin, review the most important statistics from their first 19 domestic league games.

Bartomeu takes part in presentation of the campaign to fight racism, 'No respect, no game' | FC Barcelona

In his speech, Bartomeu reiterated the Club's strong commitment to fighting racism, xenophobia, and homophobia, as well as any discriminatory attitudes that frequently occur in the world of sports and that "as the heads of our clubs, we must not ignore and, instead, must reflect and, above all, act."

New campaign to support Barça B to the play-offs | FC Barcelona
The Club has launched a new campaign in an attempt to draw more support at Barça B matches at the Miniestadi in the second round of the season in a bid to push the team to the play-offs. First team players who have come up through the ranks have joined the campaign, like Piqué, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Masip and Denis Suárez.

Top 5 goals this week from the FC Barcelona Academy | FC Barcelona
The third week of 2017 at the Barça Academy produced 13 victories for the youth teams, as well as five fantastic goals. The weekend of the 21/22 January saw brilliant strikes from Lassana Diaby (U10B), Jordi Mboula (U19A), Enrique Delgado (U19B), Braima Fati (U19A) and Sergio Gómez (U19B). Choose your favourite by watching our goals video!

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