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FC Barcelona News: 23 July 2017; Neymar Leads Barcelona in Friendly Win, Barcelona B Schedule Announced

International Champions Cup 2017 - Juventus v FC Barcelona Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

FC Barcelona opens Valverde era with impressive 2–1 win over Juventus | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr notched two impeccable first half goals as FC Barcelona rolled past the Italian champions Juventus, 2–1, before 82,104 fans at a sold-out MetLife Stadium. The 25-year-old Brazilian was named Man of the Match.

Valverde denies PSG reports: 'Barca are not going to go without Neymar' | ESPN
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde once again insisted that Neymar is going nowhere after the Brazilian starred in Saturday's 2-1 win over Juventus in the International Champions Cup. After a week in which Neymar's looked ever closer to Paris Saint-Germain, with a source telling ESPN FC an agreement on personal terms has already been reached, he scored two stunning first-half goals at MetLife Stadium.

PSG looking for Neymar ‘sponsorship’ | Football Espana
Paris Saint-Germain could land Qatari sponsorship to sign Neymar from Barcelona and avoid falling foul of FFP regulations.Marca claims the French club have been told Neymar will quit Barca if they can trigger his €222m release clause but doing so would conflict with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.

The best quotes following Barça's win over Juventus | FC Barcelona
See what was said after the 2–1 win over Juventus at MetLife Stadium.

Barça B to kick off season away at Valladolid | FC Barcelona
On Friday the schedule for the Spanish Second Division, known as La Liga 123, for 2017/18 was announced. Barça B return to the second tier of Spanish Football following their successful promotion campaign last season in the Second Division B and their first game will be against Valladolid away from home.

New Barça shirt and sponsor unveiled at a festive MetLife Stadium | FC Barcelona
Minutes before kickoff of Barça's first match of the preseason, a Grade-A matchup with Juventus in the International Champions Cup, Club's First and Third Vice Presidents, Jordi Cardoner and Jordi Mestre, the founder and CEO of Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani, and the former FC Barcelona player Thierry Henry, stood near midfield to literally pull back the curtain on the new Blaugrana jersey, which is bearing the Rakuten logo in a game for the first time.

Barça fans come together in the heart of Manhattan | FC Barcelona
The blaugrana fans of New York came together in the heart of Manhattan in Bryant Park to take part in a gigantic mosaic of FC Barcelona’s shirt. The event was attended by the Club President, Josep Maria Bartomeu; the board members who have travelled to New York; the Barça Legends player and Club ambassador, Juliano Belletti; and the ex-player Thierry Henry.

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