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FC Barcelona News: 22 February 2017; Second Day Off for Players, Barcelona Extend Yerry Mina Option

Palmeiras v Santos - Brasileirao Series A 2016 Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images

Barcelona unrecognisable in terms of results and style of play | ESPN
That was the headline chosen by Catalan newspaper Diario Sport after Barcelona were humiliated by Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 in the first leg of their round-of-16 Champions League tie last week. And despite Sunday's win against Leganes -- which was only sealed via a Lionel Messi penalty in the 90th minute -- it's a front cover which would have served on Monday morning, too.

Barcelona extend option on Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina until 2018 | ESPN
Barcelona have extended an option they have to sign Palmeiras centre-back Yerry Mina until after the World Cup in Russia in 2018. Barca would otherwise have had to make a decision on whether they wanted to exercise their right to buy Mina for €9 million this summer.

Lionel Messi anger led him not to celebrate Barcelona winner - Bauza | ESPN
Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has said he believes Lionel Messi did not celebrate his late winner against Leganes because he was angry with the fallout from Barcelona's Champions League thrashing by Paris Saint-Germain.

Barca target Saints Soares? | Football Espana
The Daily Telegraph states the Catalans are weighing up a bid for the Portuguese right-back in summer to strengthen their options in that position, with Aleix Vidal – currently out injured until the end of the season and who has an unclear future – the only specialist player in that position in the squad.

VIDEO: Ronaldinho up with the best at NBA All Star Weekend | FC Barcelona
Ronaldinho was one of the many big names at NBA All Star Weekend. The new Barça ambassador took part in a number of different activities with stars of the biggest basketball league in the world, and was in the crowd for the showdown between the Western Conference and Western Conference in New Orleans.

FC Barcelona Communiqué in relation to the demand for liability action | FC Barcelona
In accordance with the resolution adopted by the Board at its last regular meeting, on 6 February, the Club has presented this morning a letter to the 19th section of the Provincial Court of Barcelona, through which it partially withdraws the appeal filed against the judgment of the Court of First Instance 39 of Barcelona in relation to the demand for liability action.

FC Barcelona invite members and fans to take part in the events to commemorate 25 years since European Cup victory at Wembley | FC Barcelona
Coinciding with the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the first ever victory in the European Cup, which took place on 20 May 1992 at the old Wembley Stadium in London, the Club is calling on members and fans to send their photos and videos from that historic day to be included in an exhibition named ‘Espai Wembley 25’ at the FC Barcelona Museum.

VIDEO: Five more Masia masterpieces | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s future is in its academy and this week, like any other, has brought a stream of footballing magic from the club’s youth teams. Once again, the world-famous Barça DNA has oozed forth. Who knows if in the not-too-distant future, we might be seeing similar tricks from these youngsters in the Camp Nou?

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