Liga Preview: FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC | FC Barcelona
In the last game before the final international break of the year, FC Barcelona host fifth-placed Sevilla as they look to continue their wonderful start to the campaign (8.45pm CET). The game should also see Leo Messi make his 600th official appearance in the famous blaugrana shirt.
Ernesto Valverde: Sevilla won't sit back | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are getting ready for the visit of Sevilla this Saturday at 8.45pm CET at Camp Nou for their 11th league game of the season. The clash with the Andalusians is the last before the third break in the La Liga calendar for international matches. Barça coach Ernesto Valverde was circumspect in his pre-game press conference on Friday at the Ciutat Esportiva.
FC Barcelona v Sevilla: Did you know? | FC Barcelona
As manager of Athletic Club, Espanyol, Villarreal or Valencia, Ernesto Valverde has faced Sevilla 19 times in the league, winning eight games, drawing one and losing ten. In fact, Real Madrid is the only club against which he has a poorer record. His three European meetings with Sevilla have ended in disappointment too, including the 2007 UEFA Cup Final loss in Glasgow as manager of Espanyol.
Andres Iniesta back in Barcelona squad for Saturday match against Sevilla | ESPN
Andres Iniesta has been included in Barcelona's squad for Saturday's match against Sevilla after being given the all clear to return from a thigh injury. Iniesta has missed Barca's last two matches but returned to training on Thursday and was included in Julen Lopetegui's Spain squad on Friday for next week's friendlies against Russia and Costa Rica.
Injuries and a tough run of fixtures to test leaders Barcelona's squad depth | ESPN
Valverde argues that Spain's top flight is far from easy and no game can be taken for granted. Scorelines -- Real Madrid's especially -- back him up. However, at the same time, it's also fair to say that Barca have a much more gruelling run of games to tackle in the run-up to Christmas.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde tells Luis Suarez 'not to give up' | ESPN
Ernesto Valverde has told Luis Suarez "not to give up" as the striker looks to re-find his best form when Barcelona host Sevilla at Camp Nou on Saturday. Suarez, 30, has found the net 124 times since joining Barca from Liverpool in 2014 but just three goals in 13 appearances this season has seen him come in for increasing criticism in recent weeks.
Barca rule out January Mina deal? | Football Espana
Barcelona have ruled out the possibility of signing Colombian international defender Yerry Mina in January, according to reports. Spanish media had speculated the Brazilian-based central defender could arrive in January with Ernesto Valverde keen to strengthen his central defensive options.