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FC Barcelona News: 16 November 2017; Javier Mascherano Injures Hamstring, La Liga to Implement VAR

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Javier Mascherano has a right hamstring injury | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has suffered an injury to his right hamstring, the Club confirmed on Wednesday following medical tests carried out at the team’s training center in Sant Joan Despí. The 33-year-old Argentinian was hurt during Tuesday night’s international friendly against Nigeria.

La Liga to implement video assistant referees for 2018-19 campaign | ESPN
An RFEF statement read: "Victoriano Sanchez Arminio, president of the Technical Referees Committee (CTA), has announced to all referees and assistant referees of (Spain's) first division that from next season, the VAR will be implemented in the national league.

'We called him dwarf!' - The story of Messi's first days at Barcelona | Goal
But one day, that changed. "We went to their place and we scored three," Marc Valiente, a defender with KAS Eupen in Belgium and one of the captains of that team, recalls to Goal. It was 2002 and Barcelona's raw diamond was a tiny Argentine aged 14. He was the difference in an almost unbeatable team.

When and where to watch CD Leganés vs FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barça visit CD Leganés on Saturday with kick off set for 4.15pm CET. Ernesto Valverde's team visit the Butarque stadium as league leaders wtih a four point gap over second placed Valencia. Find out where and when you can see the game around the world with our TV coverage guide. Don't forget you can follow the game on our official FC Barcelona website and on the Club's various social media platforms.

Messi’s pre-game magic show | FC Barcelona
With a ball at his feet, Leo Messi is capable of anything: in matches, in training and even in the warm-up. Marc-André ter Stegen and Jasper Cillessen have their work cut out getting a hand on the ball before games as the Barça number 10 gets his eye in perfectly with a series of perfectly placed shots. Enjoy Messi’s great goals in the warm-up right here in our exclusive video!

Messi, Ronaldo La Liga exit would be 'bigger blow' than Neymar - Tebas | ESPN
La Liga president Javier Tebas acknowledges that Neymar's summer departure from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain has had an effect on La Liga, but claims it would be a "bigger blow" for Spain's top flight to lose Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

VIDEO: Watch the five top strikes from the Barça academy teams last week | FC Barcelona
The La Masia teams were in typical high-scoring form on the weekend of November 11-12. We've selected five of the best from all of the youth level goals scored last time out. Check them out in the accompanying video.

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