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FC Barcelona News: 16 January 2018; Focus Back on Copa del Rey, Ousmane Dembele Injured

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Recovery session for starters with Cup tilt on the horizon | FC Barcelona
After winning at Real Sociedad for the first time in more than a decade — a thrilling, 4–2 come-from-behind victory on a cold and rainy night in the Basque Country — one might have thought FC Barcelona would set aside some time to celebrate.

Cillessen: ‘A derby is always special’ | FC Barcelona
Jasper Cillessen has been an ever-present between the sticks for FC Barcelona in their Copa del Rey campaign so far, and is ready for another appearance should he be selected by coach Ernesto Valverde in the quarter final first leg against Espanyol.

When and where to watch RCD Espanyol v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barça face Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium with the aim of picking up a good result ahead of the second leg which will be played at Camp Nou. The away game will not be easy for the blaugranes who are looking for a fourth consecutive win in the competition.

Dembélé out for three to four weeks | FC Barcelona
The victory in Anoeta on Sunday has brought bad news in the shape of an injury Ousmane Dembélé. After the game against Real Sociedad, Dembélé had a problem with his left thigh and test have confirmed that the player has suffered a hamstring injury of the semitendinosus muscle that does not affect the area operated on earlier in the season.

Two identical goals, 13 years apart | FC Barcelona
The subtle touch of Luis Suárez when scoring his first goal against Real Sociedad on Sunday night is practically identical to a goal scored by Samuel Eto’o for Barça in the 2005/06 season.

Barça’s Anoeta affliction is history | FC Barcelona
A 4–2, come-from-behind victory ends a more-than-decade-long drought at Real Sociedad.

Barca reject €20m for Rafinha | Football Espana
Barcelona have rejected a €20m offer from Inter for Rafinha Alcantara but both clubs are confident of a deal this month, according to reports in Spain. A report in today’s Marca states the Brazilian will join the Milanese giants this month - as indicated by previous reports in the Spanish and Catalan press – but the two clubs are yet to agree a fee.

Inside the car with… Yerry Mina | FC Barcelona
Yerry Mina has experienced his first few days in the city after joining FC Barcelona. He signed his contract, has been officially presented, been inside the Camp Nou and has completed his first training session with the rest of the group. It’s been a very intense time for the Colombian central defender but in spite of everything, his first impressions were that he was “very happy and grateful, motivated and proud.”