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FC Barcelona News: 23 September 2017; 18 players in squad for Catalan Derby away at Girona

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

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Match Preview: Girona vs FC Barcelona in Week 6 of La Liga - FC Barcelona
A first-of-its-kind La Liga derby is on tap Saturday (kickoff is at 8.45pm CET) when leaders FC Barcelona visit their newly promoted compatriots in a long-overdue matchup that Catalonia has been yearning for for generations

Leo Messi one of three ‘The Best’ candidates - FC Barcelona
Barça's Argentinian superstar revealed as one of the finalists for the FIFA award for the player of 2016/17 along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr

The squad for the trip to Girona - FC Barcelona
Valverde announces the 18 players called up for the first First Division Catalan derby at Montilivi, which sees Paco Alcácer, Umtiti and André Gomes return

Valverde wary of derby atmosphere against Girona - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face a very special fixture this Saturday against Girona as it will be the first ever game between in the two clubs in the league. In his pre-game press conference on Friday, Barça boss Ernesto Valverde was keen to highlight the dangers such an atmosphere may present.

Valverde: Won’t rest Messi, Madrid… | Football Espana
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde insists he will not rest Lionel Messi after scoring four goals and that crisis talk about Real Madrid is merely “noise”.

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