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FC Barcelona News: 21 September 2017; Preparations Begin for Girona, Eight Nominated for FIFPro World XI

Barcelona v Eibar - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Leo Messi surpasses Jimmy Greaves | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi makes record breaking look easy! The Argentinian’s career has been a constant string of goals after goals after goals … and on Tuesday night he added another four to his collection in the 6-1 win against Eibar. That’s the fifth time he’s scored what the locals call a ‘poker’ in the same match, taking his total tally of goals at the Camp Nou to a magic 300.

Messi’s four goal games | FC Barcelona
Scoring four goals in one match is not something that happens very often yet Leo Messi has done it again. The Argentine scored all but two of the goals in the blaugranes 6-1 victory over Eibar in the league on Tuesday evening. It was the sixth time that the Barça number has scored four or more in a game, including his five goal performance against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.

Dembele hints at early Barcelona return | Goal
Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has hinted he will return from injury earlier than expected. The France international travelled to Finland for surgery on a hamstring tear on Monday and has officially been ruled out of action for three and a half months.

Eight from Barça nominated for FIFA FIFPro World XI | FC Barcelona
A total of eight players from FC Barcelona appear in the 55 shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI, which recognises the best XI of the season as voted for by the players themselves. The octet that has made the cut are Jordi Alba, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Leo Messi and Luis Suárez.

Ivan Rakitic: 'If you don't enjoy football at Barcelona, you don't enjoy football' | FC Barcelona
Ivan Rakitić had goosebumps on the day of his presentation as a new player of FC Barcelona because, as he claimed in ‘The Players' Tribune,’ he had fulfilled the dream of any child; "to play for Barça." The No.4 has enjoyed his time in Blaugrana stating that "if you don’t like Barça football, you don’t like football."

Recovery session with one eye on Girona | FC Barcelona
Those who started against Eibar at Camp Nou on Tuesday did recovery work whilst the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Health in Sport carried out anti-doping tests on Piqué, Sergio, Iniesta, Messi, Mascherano and Jordi Alba.

Making of the launch of the new Barça kit | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona carried out a photo shoot a few weeks ago to launch the new kits for the 2017/18 season. The captain Iniesta, Rafinha and new signing Paulinho starred as they modelled Barça’s new home and away kits. All three of the players had all sorts of photos taken with the new kits and we have made a making of video for you to enjoy the behind the scenes action. Don’t miss out!

Friends of Stoichkov - Barça Legends: Goals and spectacle in Bulgaria (3-2) | FC Barcelona
At the Beroe Stadium in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, the Barça Legends were beaten 3-2 by the Friends of Stoichkov. The friendly was played in a tremendous spirit and before kick-off, Trifon Ivanov, Johan Cruyff, Tito Vilanova and Ayan Sadukov were all honoured.

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