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FC Barcelona News: 15 October 2018; Thomas Vermaelen Injury Confirmed, Barcelona Eying Lucas Paqueta

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FC Barcelona players with most minutes this season | FC Barcelona
We take a look at the 10 players most used by Ernesto Valverde during the 2018-19 campaign.

Vermaelen has a right hamstring injury | FC Barcelona
Medical tests carried out this Monday confirmed that Barça defender Thomas Vermaelen has suffered an injury to the biceps femoris of his right leg. He will be out approximately six weeks.

Barcelona facing defensive crisis ahead of El Clasico after Thomas Vermaelen injury | ESPN
Barcelona are facing a defensive crisis ahead of next week’s games against Sevilla, Inter Milan and Real Madrid after Thomas Vermaelen was ruled out for six weeks. Vermaelen injured his hamstring while on international duty with Belgium and returned to Barcelona for tests on the problem over the weekend.

Free-kick fireballs, in training! Who had the hottest foot? | FC Barcelona
Several Barça players challenged each other to a test of skill, by taking long-range free-kicks from out in front of the penalty area. The Barça goalkeepers Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, and Iñaki Peña were tasked with trying to stop the heat-seeking missiles launched by their teammates.

Ter Stegen should start ahead of Neuer for Germany – Matthaus | FFT
Marc-Andre ter Stegen should take the Germany number one spot away from an out-of-sorts Manuel Neuer, former captain Lothar Matthaus has said. Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer has struggled to hit top form since returning to action following his long absence due to a foot injury last season.

Guillermo Amor and Carles Folguera explain La Masia at ‘Festival dello Sport’ | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s famed La Masia and Barça’s youth development system were one of the main topics of conversation this weekend at the Festival dello Sport, a meeting organized by the Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport in Trento, Italy.

Barcelona to trump Milan to Lucas Paqueta? | Football Espana
A report in Diario AS says the Brazilian midfielder is one of five South American stars being monitored by the Blaugrana along with Palmeiras defender Vitao and Boca Juniors duo Agustin Almendra and Leonardo Baleri plus River Plate’s Gonzalo Montiel.