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FC Barcelona News: 15 December 2017; Preparations Continue for Deportivo Game, Ivan Rakitic Talks El Clasico

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Third session of the week under the belt | FC Barcelona
Preparations continue at FC Barcelona for the La Liga clash with Deportivo La Coruña on Sunday at Camp Nou (kick off 8.45pm CET). The session saw all the available players take part at the Ciutat Esportiva. The first team squad will train again on Saturday after which Ernesto Valverde will names his squad for the visit of the Galicians.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona – Deportivo | FC Barcelona
Barça face Deportivo La Coruña looking to maintain their lead at the top of the League, in a match that kicks off on Sunday, December 17 at 8.45pm CET. It will be shown in Spain on the Movistar Partidazo channel and can also be followed via minute by minute coverage on the Club's website and through its different social networks. Below is a comprehensive list of the schedules and the television channels that will show the game around the world.

Rakitic: An unhappy Christmas for someone! | FC Barcelona
“It’s not a great date, somebody’s Christmas is going to be ruined” joked Ivan Rakitic while visiting Zagreb this week. He was speaking to local daily Sportske Novostiv about El Clásico, which this year falls just two days ahead of December 25.

Ter Stegen trains in sand at Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
Marc-André Ter Stegen varied his training on Thursday with some different goalkeeping drills. The FC Barcelona shot stopper undertook an intense strength training routine at the Ciutat Esportiva, in which he demonstrated that he is in excellent shape.

Barcelona shirt incident with Arthur annoyed us - Gremio president | ESPN
Gremio president Romildo Bolzan says Barcelona have not made an offer for midfielder Arthur, who appeared in leaked images recently wearing the Catalan club's shirt. Barca's sporting director Robert Fernandez travelled to Brazil last month to watch Arthur produce a man of the match performance as Gremio won the Copa Libertadores for the first time since 1995.