Barça's training schedule for a week with Copa del Rey and Liga matches | FC Barcelona
Barça face another week with two road matches — a midweek clash in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey and a weekend Liga tilt at Athletic Club Bilbao. Here's what the team's training and match schedule looks like for the next seven days. All times are in Central European Time
Recovery session with Copa del Rey on the horizon | FC Barcelona
The blaugranas completed a recovery session following their latest La Liga victory against Málaga (2-0). They trained on pitch three at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Ernesto Valverde’s first team players were joined by seven Barça B players: Arnaiz, Aleñá, Cucurella, Oriol Busquets, Vitinho, Carles Pérez and Ortolá.
RIVAL WATCH: Still four points clear at the top of the Liga table | FC Barcelona
It means the Catalans remain four points clear of second placed Valencia, who equalled their best ever start to a season with a 4-0 defeat of Sevilla. The victory came courtesy of a brace from Goncalo Guedes and one each from Simone Zaza and Santi Mina.
Iniesta finds the back of the net | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta scored one of Barça’s two goals against Málaga on Saturday. The Spanish international has found the back of the net for the first time since he scored in September 2017 in FC Barcelona’s seven goal win over Celtic in the Champions League.
FC Barcelona's win over Málaga by the numbers | FC Barcelona
Gerard Deulofeu ha scored his first goal in an official match for the blaugranas' first team against Málaga (2-0). Having scored for fun as he came through La Masia and in friendly matches for the first team, he opened his account as a senior player following a Digne assist to make it 1-0.
Agent: Mbappe only wanted Barca | Football Espana
Kylian Mbappe’s agent has claimed the striker ‘only wanted’ to join Barcelona this summer and he tried to formulate a €150m move to the Camp Nou. Josep Maria Minguella explained how the French striker would have ‘loved’ to play alongside Lionel Messi and this desire increased when he discovered Neymar would be leaving the Blaugrana to join PSG.
Messi and Martens in running for FIFA ‘The Best’ accolades | FC Barcelona
The London Palladium is the venue for the second edition of The Best awards organised by FIFA. FC Barcelona will be well represented by both Leo Messi and Lieke Martens, who are in the running to collect the top prizes in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.