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FC Barcelona News: 28 November 2017; Focus Turns to Copa del Rey, Ousmane Dembélé Continues Recovery

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Dembélé's recovery continues at the Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
Every days sees the return of Ousmane Dembélé get that little bit closer even though at the moment there is no set date for the Frenchman to don the Barça shirt once again. The striker continues his recovery programme at the Ciutat Esportiva following the hamstring injury he suffered on 16 September against Getafe in the Coliseu Alfonso Pérez in the 2-1 win.

Recovery session after the draw at Mestalla | FC Barcelona
Without time to rest after the demanding game at Mestalla, FC Barcelona’s players returned to work on Monday at the Ciutat Esportiva. A recovery session was the order of the day, on pitch number three, but minds have already turned to the next match: the return of the Cup against Murcia.

How decisions impacted Barca draw at Valencia and their chances at the title | ESPN
In the aftermath of the high-class contest, we were left with the evidence of how decision-making can add drama, pathos, anger, self-sacrifice and, in some cases, satisfaction. Here are five examples from that wonderful, no-holds-barred, top-of-the-table clash.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Múrcia | FC Barcelona
Reigning champions FC Barcelona continue this season’s Copa del Rey campaign as they look to secure their place in the round of 16 in the second leg of the round of 32 against Real Múrcia. The blaugranas won the first leg 3-0 at the Nueva Condomina. This Wednesday 29 November at 7.30pm CET, Valverde’s team will look for another win at the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi: Neymar's departure made Barcelona stronger defensively | ESPN
As a result, new coach Ernesto Valverde has had to build a new-look Barca side, with the emphasis moving back to the defence and the midfield. Barca have subsequently conceded just six goals in their last 19 games and Messi recognises the strengths of Valverde's new system.

Barcelona's Jordi Alba wants more respect from Valencia fans | ESPN
A win would have brought Valencia to within a point of leaders Barca, but Alba's late leveller -- his third in four starts for club and country -- ensured that Ernesto Valverde's side stayed four points clear. Alba was jeered throughout the game by Valencia fans, who have not forgiven him for his 2012 switch to the Camp Nou.

MY TOP 4: Who are Cillessen's idols? | FC Barcelona
The Copa del Rey is back and that means Jasper Cillessen will play. The Dutch goalkeeper was in the starting XI at the Nueva Condomina, where Barça beat Murcia by 0-3. Now we have the opportunity to review his top four idols, and curiously all four are Dutch.

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