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FC Barcelona News: 2 December 2017; Barcelona Ready to Host Celta Vigo, Lionel Messi to Present Golden Shoe

FC Barcelona Audi Car Handover Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images for AUDI

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Celta | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona kick off a busy December with a big match at the Camp Nou this Saturday, as they take on Celta Vigo on Matchday 14 of the LaLiga season. Still 4 points clear of nearest rivals Valencia at the top of the table after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw last weekend, Ernesto Valverde's men will look to pick up all three points and continue their unbeaten start to the 2017/18 campaign.

Squad list for the visit of Celta | FC Barcelona
The coach is slowly getting players back from injury: in midweek Sergi Roberto made his return against Murcia in the Copa del Rey and for the game against the Galicians, André Gomes returns to the squad for the first time since picking up an injury against Oympiacos in the Champions League. Missing from the list are the injured players Arda, Dembélé, Rafinha and Mascherano as well as Semedo and Deulofeu.

Ernesto Valverde: Celta with Unzué are dangerous | FC Barcelona
Celta’s good record against FC Barcelona did not pass by unnoticed. “We will take it into account, we know that they have picked up results in the last few years against us. Past results don’t tell you everything but we have to be careful,” continued Valverde before also touching on the following topics:

FC Barcelona v Celta Vigo: Did you know? | FC Barcelona
The last two times Celta have visited the Camp Nou they have been on the end of 6-1 and 5-0 drubbings, although on both ccasions Barça had lost at Balaidos earlier on in the season. The Catalans lost to the Galicians the season before that too, but at the Camp Nou. Argentine striker Joaquín Larrivey scored the only goal of the game.

Leo Messi to show off the Golden Shoe at the Camp Nou this Saturday | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi received his fourth Golden Shoe at the Estrella Damm Factory a few days ago, for being the top scorer in the European leagues last season. Another award for the Argentine and surely not the last of his career.

Umtiti & Ter Stegen the reasons why Barcelona now have best defence in Europe | Goal
It is Barcelona, just not as you know them. While defensive discipline has played an important part of the Catalans' spectacular success in recent years, the team have been known more for their attacking might. This season's version, however, is built from the back.

10 things you should know about the Russia 2018 World Cup | FC Barcelona
The Russia 2018 World Cup gets under way in just over half a year from now, on June 14 when the host country take on Saudi Arabia in Moscow. There are 32 days, 768 hours and 64 games to look forward to involving one champion, Germany, and 31 challengers.

15 different FC Barcelona goalscorers this season | FC Barcelona
Messi, Luis Suárez, Paulinho, Alcácer, Denis Suárez, Deulofeu, Piqué, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergio Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Sergi Roberto, Aleix Vidal and Jose Arnaiz of Barça B have all scored at least once in official games this season for FC Barcelona!

The best moments from the delivery of Audi cars to the first team | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team squad received their new Audi cars for the 2017/18 season at noon. The players travelled to the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit to take delivery and enjoy a recreational day in the process. Ernesto Valverde and the players were divided into different groups of drivers and co-drivers, and were able to see at first-hand the benefits and technology offered by the Premium Partner of the Club in a competition environment.

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