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FC Barcelona News: 2 November 2018; 18 in Squad for Rayo Vallecano, Sergi Samper Suffers Torn Calf

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Squad announced for Rayo Vallecano | FC Barcelona
La Liga is back and Barça go into yet another three-game week. Rayo Vallecano are the opposition at 8.45pm on Saturday night, and Ernesto Valverde has named the 18 players that will be joining him on the trip to Madrid.

When and where to watch Rayo Vallecano vs FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Check out our list of the regional broadcasters that hold the rights to show the match. We can’t guarantee that they are actually will show the game, unfortunately that’s not up to us, but most of them usually do! Check the broadcasters’ websites and the local press to be sure.

Recovery work with Messi and Umtiti | FC Barcelona
In Thursday training for their Saturday night game against Rayo Vallecano, the FC Barcelona coach ran a recovery session for the available players. Also present on Pitch 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva were Leo Messi and Samuel Umtiti -the latter of whom undertook part of the session with the group.

Injury-plagued Samper suffers torn calf muscle | Marca
The home grown player had to go off after 33 minutes of the first leg tie and was replaced by Carles Alena. It was his first official game back after ten months out having broken a bone in his leg and torn ankle ligaments on loan at Las Palmas.

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez: Natural that club are looking for my replacement | ESPN
Luis Suarez has said he accepts that Barcelona are looking for his replacement as they plan for life without the striker. Suarez -- who scored a hat trick as Barca beat Real Madrid 5-1 last weekend -- will turn 32 in January, prompting the club to look to the future.

Discovering Arthur: How he worked hard under a strict regime at Gremio to make it to Barcelona | Marca
The Brazilian was only a teenager of 14 when Barcelona won their famous six trophies in 2009 and he was a youth player at Goias but strange as it may seem with the distance from where he lived, his inspiration were Xavi, Iniesta and Messi.

From the US Tour to their first team debuts | FC Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde made several roatations to his starting XI for FC Barcelona’s game against Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey, and also handed debuts to three players from Barça B. Miranda, Chumi and Jorge Cuenca made their first official appearance for the first team, although they have trained regularly with the senior squad and undertook the preseason tour of the USA with them. Here is some more information about the trio, who are ones to watch for the future.

La Liga starts petition to support league match in United States | ESPN
Faced with massive opposition from sporting institutions over its plan to play a regular season game between Barcelona and Girona in Miami, La Liga has launched a petition to garner mass support for its troubled project.