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FC Barcelona News: 16 October 2017; Preparations Begin for Olympiacos, Champions League

FC Barcelona Training Session Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Training schedule for the visits of Olympiacos and Málaga | FC Barcelona
After visiting Atlético Madrid on Saturday, FC Barcelona now go into a week featuring two games at the Camp Nou. On Wednesday the guests are Olympiacos in the Champions League and on Saturday Malaga are the opposition in the league. There are training sessions every single day – and not one day of rest. So hold on tight for a lively week, here are the key times (all Central European Time).

Preparation for the Champions League match against Olympiacos begins | FC Barcelona
Given a day off after the match at the Wanda Metropolitano (1-1), FC Barcelona players returned to work at the Ciutat Esportiva on Monday morning in preparation for Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Olympiacos, the third game of the group stage.

The names of the first team, in Greek | FC Barcelona
Coinciding with the game between FC Barcelona and Olympiacos, we are going to take some Greek football lessons. Can you guess which name relates to each word?

RIVAL WATCH: Olympiacos leave it late to win thriller | FC Barcelona
The Greek side Olympiacos are FC Barcelona’s next rivals in the Champions League and they warmed up for Wednesday’s match with a 4-3 win over Panionios. Olympiakos started the game behind their rivals and they leapfrogged them to move into fifth place in the Greek Superleague on 11 points, four behind PAOK.

Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde: Lionel Messi tired, but he always responds | ESPN
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has said Lionel Messi was suffering from "wear and tear" in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid.Messi had a late chance to win the match, which brought an end to Barca's perfect Liga record, but fired a free kick straight at home goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

BY THE NUMBERS: Barça at the Wanda Metropolitano | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's draw on their first visit to the new Atlético Madrid stadium left us with some interesting stats.

Barça, the leader in the top divisions of all sports | FC Barcelona
The men's and women's football teams, basketball, handball, futsal and roller hockey top the rankings in their respective leagues.

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