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FC Barcelona News: 18 February 2017; Training Ends for Leganes Match, Pep Guardiola Talks Barcelona

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Criticism of Luis Enrique is not new but reflects Barcelona's identity issues | ESPN
"Hunting season is open," Luis Enrique declared. The media closed in, and so did the Barcelona directors: they were looking for someone to take his place. There was tension between players and coach; no way could he last beyond the season's end. The president and his board were worried that they might not last, either, their own culpability cowering behind the coach even as their credibility was bound up in him.

Last training session before Leganés come to town | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona completed their final training session on Saturday morning before welcoming Leganés to Camp Nou on Sunday evening (8.45pm CET kick-off). Luis Enrique oversaw the workout with all available first team players plus Carles Aleñá from the B team. Mascherano was also back on the training field as he continues his recovery.

Club Deportivo Leganés: A closer look at Sunday's Camp Nou debutants | FC Barcelona
The city of Leganés (population 186,000) lies on the south-western outskirts of Madrid, and to most madrileños is best known for being home to Parquesur, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. One of its most popular attractions is a street named after heavy metal kings AC/DC.

Luis Suárez: Self-belief is the key | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez appeared before the media this Friday in an event arranged to publicise the 12th edition of the ‘Llibre Solidari’, a charity book of sport journalism the proceeds from which go to help children affected by various illnesses. The Uruguayan striker has lent his support to the project and at the press conference to celebrate the book’s completion, he gave his opinion on the side current plight following the defeat against PSG.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'Never will I go back to Barcelona' | ESPN
Pep Guardiola has ruled out a reunion with Lionel Messi at either Manchester City or Barcelona. The Argentine star wants Guardiola to return to the Nou Camp following Barca's embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, according to reports, with pressure growing on current coach Luis Enrique.

La Liga to stream Friday night games on internet free of charge | ESPN
La Liga and multimedia communications group MEDIAPRO have announced an agreement to air Friday night games live and free of charge in Spain from now on. Granada's home game against Real Betis on Friday evening will be aired through La Liga and Gol's Facebook pages.

Institutional trip to China to sign agreement with Mission Hills Group | FC Barcelona
Josep Maria Bartomeu, Òscar Grau and Ronaldinho will travel to China next week to sign the agreement between FC Barcelona and Mission Hills Group. The Barça president and CEO, accompanied by club ambassador Ronaldinho, will first go to Haikou, where on Friday 24 February the strategic partnership will be finalized whereby the first FCBEscola to be completely managed by FC Barcelona will be created, thus helping to expand the club in the Chinese market.

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