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FC Barcelona News: 25 December 2017

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Merry Christmas from FC Barcelona! | FC Barcelona
It’s Christmas! As every year, the first team players have produced a special festive video to wish fans around the world all the very best at such a special time of year. And this year, they’ve brought a truly international flavour to the message by doing it in their different languages.

A Christmas surprise from Sergi Roberto | FC Barcelona
Christmas is a time for delivering happiness to young children, and that’s exactly what Sergi Roberto does in this video. The kids were recording a festive message when they were taken by surprise by the Barça midfielder. And who did he have with him? Ho, ho, ho, it was Father Christmas himself bringing a double helping of festive joy!

Best and worst of 2017: Barca beat PSG, Mbappe stars; Panama ghost goal | ESPN
This was supposed to be the night when the end of an era came to Barcelona. Trailing 4-0 from a first-leg hammering in Paris in the Champions League round of 16, Barca had to create history to overturn the deficit. But PSG simply collapsed in the Nou Camp, with Barcelona scoring six to book their place in the quarterfinals with three goals in the final seven minutes.

Messi deals with Madrid yet again as Barcelona look impregnable | Guardian
The breakthrough came when Barcelona, for once, didn’t look for him – because Madrid did. And while it would be a push to credit him for that, there’s something in it. Then he scored the penalty to make it 2-0. Sure, it’s only a penalty but that’s his 54th goal in 2017 and the man who scored a clásico hat-trick at 19 has got more goals in this fixture than anyone else.