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FC Barcelona News: 9 September 2017; Everything Set for Catalan Derby

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona v RCD Espanyol | FC Barcelona
The international break is over and La Liga returns on Saturday with one of the biggest games of the season. It’s FC Barcelona at home to RCD Espanyol (kick off, 8.45pm CET) in the latest edition of a derby encounter that dates all the way back to 1900 (buy tickets HERE)

The four signings, ready for the derby | FC Barcelona
On Friday afternoon after the training session that took place on the Tito Vilanova pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Ernesto Valverde announced the FC Barcelona squad to face Espanyol in the Catalan derby on Saturday at 8:45pm CET. The list was notable for being the first which included the four new signings.

Ernesto Valverde: 'Playing against Espanyol motivates us' | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona return to La Liga action this Saturday (8:45pm CET), in the Catalan derby. At his press conference, Ernesto Valverde acknowledged that not having been able to train with the whole group for a few days "could be a handicap,” but at the same time he acknowledged that "it motivates us to play against Espanyol."

Meeting between Ernesto Valverde and Quique Sánchez Flores ahead of the derby | FC Barcelona
Saturday is derby day in the city of Barcelona (Camp Nou at 8.45pm CET) and in keeping with local tradition, Barça coach Ernesto Valverde and Espanyol boss Quique Sánchez Flores met the day before the match.

Catalan independence puts Barcelona future in jeopardy - La Liga chief | FC Barcelona
Catalan clubs like Barcelona will not be allowed to play in La Liga if Catalonia goes ahead with its independence process, league president Javier Tebas says. A contentious referendum planned for Oct. 1 could see the region in northeastern Spain unilaterally break away from the rest of the country.

Six months since the unforgettable comeback against PSG | FC Barcelona
It’s six months [yesterday] since the unforgettable Champions League comeback against Paris Saint Germain. The game that Barça went into with a seemingly unassailable 4-0 deficit to turn around – but when a stunning display of fighting spirit defied every adversity to battle back with a 6-1 victory, including three goals right at the end when all hope seemed to have been lost.

'It was the revenge of some Sheikh!' - Van Gaal mocks Neymar's €222m PSG move | Goal
Paris Saint-Germain’s record-breaking €222 million move for Neymar was an act of “revenge” by the club’s Qatari owners on Barcelona, claims Louis van Gaal. The Ligue 1 giants caused quite a stir during the most recent window when they embarked on an elaborate recruitment drive.

Head & Shoulders intensifies partnership deal with FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
This Friday in Beijing, FC Barcelona and Procter & Gamble brand Head and Shoulders announced new partnership deal in China, whereby H&S Super Fresh Male Line is to become the club’s official shampoo in China. The presentation was attended by former Barça star Anderson Luis de Souza, better known as Deco, the club’s commercial director, Xavier Asensi, Head & Shoulders Greater China General Manager, Sinan Yuksel, and famous Chinese football commentator, He Wei.

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