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FC Barcelona News: 17 November 2018; Barcelona Confirm Ivan Rakitić Injury

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Ivan Rakitic with a hamstring strain in his right leg | FC Barcelona
Test carried out on Saturday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper have confirmed that the player Ivan Rakitic has a strained semimembranosus muscle in his right hamstring. His recovery will dictate his return. The player has returned to Barcelona after picking up the injury last Thursday in the game between Croatia and Spain.

A meeting of goalkeepers: Sadurní and Ter Stegen | FC Barcelona
Being FC Barcelona’s goalkeeper is a huge responsibility that only a few are capable of taking on. It’s a unique role, and those who have flourished in the position are fondly remembered at the Camp Nou. Two such shot stoppers met recently at the Ciutat Esportiva: Salvador Sadurní, the first team goalkeeper between 1961 and 1976, and current custodian Marc-André ter Stegen chatted before a training session about their experiences.

Where is the napkin that constitutes Leo Messi’s first ‘contract’ with Barcelona? | Marca
On a small rectangular piece of paper to clean the mouth and hands was written one of the most important documents in the history of sport. Leo Messi’s ‘contract’ was signed with Barcelona 18 years ago on a napkin, but where is it now? And who owns it?

Pogba to Barcelona rumours fuelled as Man Utd star meets Messi in Dubai | Goal
Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba might not be involved for France and Argentina during the international break but they did have time for a deep conversation while having dinner in Dubai.

Carles Alena ‘will be patient’ for Barcelona chances | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has insisted he will show patience to earn his first-team opportunities at the club. The 20-year-old, who suffered a thigh injury in summer to rule him out of action for three months, has made substitute appearances in La Liga and the Copa del Rey this season.

Report: Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong a ‘priority’ for Barcelona | Football Espana
Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong is reportedly a ‘priority’ signing for Barcelona, who see him as Sergio Busquets’ heir. According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca consider De Jong a ‘strategic’ addition for several reasons, the first being his quality, which is ‘beyond doubt’.

Javier Tebas: Girona-Barcelona in Miami ‘83% likely’, Football Leaks... | Football Espana
La Liga took out several adverts in the Miami Herald to campaign for the city to host January 27’s mini-Catalan derby, while Tebas’ long-time accusations that PSG and Manchester City had committed ‘financial doping’ were recently echoed by Football Leaks.

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