MATCH PREVIEW: Sporting Lisbon v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Both teams head into the second Champions League matchday in good form though it’s worth noting that Sporting have not beaten Spanish opposition and have also never managed to win their opening two games in the competition. By contrast, Barça have yet to lose against a Portuguese side and have won 14 of their last 17 group games.
First contact with the Estádio José Alvalade | FC Barcelona
Immediately after Ernesto Valverde and Nélson Semedo had given press conferences, the FC Barcelona first team squad took to the field at the Estadio José Alvalade in Lisbon to train ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game at Sporting.
Valverde prepared for a tough away trip | FC Barcelona
“This competition, the Champions League, is very demanding because it is played at another pace. We are up against a top side and we are aware of that.” That was how FC Barcelona Ernesto Valverde summed up Wednesday’s meeting with Sporting Clube de Portugal in Lisbon in his pre-game press conference ahead of Barça’s second game in this season’s Champions League.
Barcelona search for airline sponsor after Qatar Airways talks break down | ESPN
Barcelona have broken off their relationship with Qatar Airways and ended talks over the continued use of the company as the club's official airline partner, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.
Jeremy Mathieu hits out at Bartomeu and Fernandez over Barcelona exit | ESPN
Jeremy Mathieu has said he has a point to prove to Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and sporting director Robert Fernandez over the way his summer exit from the club was handled. Mathieu, 33, who spent three seasons at the Camp Nou, left for Sporting Lisbon on a free transfer.
Gerard Piqué teaches Harvard about the Barça way | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué on Tuesday afternoon took part via videoconference in a Harvard University master class entitled the “The entertainment, media, and sports industry,” in which the 30-year-old star presented the Club as having successfully managed its local roots while achieving global expansion.