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FC Barcelona News: 12 December 2017; Paulinho Nominated for Award, Arda Turan Wants Barcelona Exit

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Lionel Messi's exhibition at Stamford Bridge in 2006 | FC Barcelona
He was 18 years, seven months and 28 days old and his professional record consisted of only two titles. He hadn’t yet won any individual award, wore the number '30,’ and had long hair. However, it was already known that the shy person away from the pitch had a special gift on it: to play football.

Barça v Chelsea: A history of memorable encounters | FC barcelona
Over the years, the Catalans and the Londoners have won five official meetings each and there have been five draws. But the Blues have only knocked the blaugrana out of Europe on two occasions. We take a trip down memory lane.

10 best Barça strikes vs Chelsea | FC Barcelona
6 May, 2009 and Andrés Iniesta writes himself into the history books at FC Barcelona with his legendary 93rd minute goal at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea that put the blaugranes into the 2009 Champions League final against Manchester United. A goal that will be remembered forever by Barça and football fans alike.

Which players have been at Barça and Chelsea? | FC Barcelona
In addition to the current members of the 'Blues' that played at Barça, such as Pedro and Cesc Fabregas, do you remember the rest of the players that have been in both teams? Find out!

Barça's Paulinho nominated for 2017 Samba Gold award | FC Barcelona
Barça midfielder Paulinho is among 30 nominees for the 2017 Samba Gold trophy, an annual award given to the best Brazilian football player in Europe.The 29-year-old attacking midfielder is in his first season with FC Barcelona. He signed with the team last summer after two seasons in China with Guangzhou Evergrande.

Boost for Arsenal as Arda Turan's agent reiterates desire for January exit from Barcelona | Goal
Arda Turan's agent has reiterated his desire to find a new team for the Turkey international in January, confirming talks with "several clubs." Turan has been out of favour since Ernesto Valverde took over as Barcelona manager this past summer, failing to make any appearances this season.

Barcelona director tells Ronaldo: Messi is the best player in history | Goal
Lionel Messi remains “the best player in history” regardless of what Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo may say or do, claims Barcelona spokesman Josep Vives. After landing the 2017 Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo boldly declared himself to be the greatest player of all-time.

Barca eye Luis Alberto move? | Football Espana
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has been scouting in-form Lazio winger Luis Alberto with a view to a future move, say reports. The 25-year-old has been in top form for the Rome-based club this season, netting four goals in 15 Serie A starts for Simone Inzaghi’s side.

Barça Legends to play in Recife in 2018 | FC Barcelona
Barça Legends to play again on 14 April 2018 in Brazil against the Seleção Pernambuco, a team of local legends from the region who will be chosen by a popular vote. The fixture was announced at an event in Recife, the state capital of Pernambuco, which was covered extensively by the press and attended by the Director Pau Vilanova and the ex-Barça player Jose Edmílson.