The lowdown on PSV Eindhoven | FC Barcelona
Barça are already assured a place in the knockout stages of this year’s Champions League but there is still work to be done to ensure that they top the group. Wednesday brings a trip to Holland, and here’s the lowdown on the side that we beat 4-0 at the Camp Nou in September.
Rakitic and Coutinho in squad for PSV Champions League | FC Barcelona
With Barça’s trip to the last 16 already booked, and with a shot at winning the group on Wedensday night, Ernesto Valverde summoned 21 players for the trip to Eindhoven and a 9.00pm CET midweek clash with PSV.
Rafinha to undergo ACL surgery | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona first team player Rafinha well undergo surgery to treat a ruptured left anterior cruciate ligament, in a procedure that will take place on December 4. Dr. Ramon Cugat will carry out the operation, under the supervision of the FC Barcelona medical team. Details of the surgery will be given in a further press release after its completion.
Munuera Montero will referee Barcelona’s game against Villarreal | Sport
The referee allocations for the 14th week of the season are out. Barcelona’s home clash against Villarreal will be whistled by Andalusian referee Munuera Montero, who will be assisted in the VAR room by Hernandez Hernandez.
Barcelona have no plans to sell Ousmane Dembele in January - sources | ESPN
Dembele, who cost €145 million when he joined from Borussia Dortmund last year, started the first nine games of the season but has been in and out of the side since being dropped for the Champions League game at Tottenham in October.
Barcelona will have the final say on Cucurella’s future | Marca
He is on loan in the Basque Country until June 30, but Barcelona have full control over his future with a clause in the contract with Eibar. Eibar have the right to buy him if they wish to, but Barcelona can buy him back for twice the price at any time.
‘We like to keep our players’ - Edwin van der Sar warns Barcelona over Andre Onana | Eurosport
Onana was brought through the ranks at La Masia and has been strongly linked with a move back to the Catalan club. While the Cameroonian has been touted with a return to the Blaugrana, Van der Sar is keen for him to stay in Amsterdam.
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique fined for driving with suspended licence | ESPN
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has been fined almost €50,000 for driving with a suspended licence. Pique appeared before a judge on Monday and was ordered to pay the fine for the incident, which happened in August.