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FC Barcelona News: 12 October 2018; Ousmane Dembele Starts as France Draw, Sergio Busquets Rested against Wales

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France 2-2 Iceland | BBC
Trailing 2-0 when the Paris St-Germain forward came on, France pulled one back when his shot was saved but flew in off Iceland defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson. In the 90th minute, 19-year-old Mbappe fired in a penalty given for handball to level the friendly in Guingamp.

Dembele’s stunning moment for France: Quick burst, Cruyff turn and a rabona | Marca
Ousmane Dembele left an Icelandic player for dead with a stunning piece of skill in France’s draw with Iceland in Guingamp.

Paco Alcácer at the double as Wales forget their lines against Spain | The Guardian
This was the first time Wales had played at the Principality Stadium since 2011 and it turned into an ordeal for Ryan Giggs and his players. Outplayed and outclassed by Spain, his side were comprehensively beaten on a night when the only saving grace was that the scoreline was not more emphatic.

Report: Borussia Dortmund to sign €23m Alcacer | Football Espana
Borussia Dortmund will reportedly exercise their €23m option to buy Barcelona loanee Paco Alcacer following his brace for Spain. Bild reported shortly before the match in Cardiff that Dortmund would take up their purchase option for Alcacer, who scored twice during Spain’s 4-1 win against Wales.

Which players do these signatures belong to? | FC Barcelona
Guess who is behind each of the following images! But, be careful, because this is no easy task — in some cases, we even erased part of the signature to make it that much more challenging!

Man City & Barcelona battle for Ajax pair De Jong & De Ligt | Goal
Barcelona and Manchester City have gone head-to-head in the race to sign Ajax prospect Frenkie De Jong, Goal understands. The two clubs each believe that the other has an advantage when it comes to landing the 21-year-old, who is being chased by Europe’s biggest sides.

Ex Barcelona president Joan Gaspart: ‘La Liga don’t understand football’ | Football Espana
Former Barcelona president Joan Gaspart has blasted La Liga for attempting to stage games abroad: “They do not understand football.” The 74-year-old reiterated that ‘money is not everything’ and spoke of his pain that his former club had not stated their opposition to the move.

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