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FC Barcelona News: 1 December 2018; Arthur Unlikely to Play Against Villarreal as Training Continues

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Leo Messi, Villarreal’s nightmare | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi and games against Villarreal at the Camp Nou are synonymous with goals, something that the stats corroborate. The Argentine has scored in the last six matches that he’s played against the Yellow Submarine at the Stadium, and in all sorts of ways.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona – Villarreal | FC Barcelona
After the Champions League victory at PSV Eindhoven, Barça take on Villarreal in the League at the Camp Nou, hoping to regain top spot. This guide should help you work out when the action starts where you are – plus the regional broadcasters that hold the rights to show the match.

Ernesto Valverde, one game away from 400 as a coach in the League | FC Barcelona
With the match against Villarreal — at Camp Nou on Sunday at 6.30pm CET — the Blaugrana coach will become the 16th in history to reach 400 matches in the First Division.

Arthur, absent from Barcelona training and set to miss Villarreal clash | Marca
It seems all but certain that Barcelona will be without the services of midfielder Arthur Melo against Villarreal on Sunday. The player didn’t train on Friday with the rest of his teammates and the chances of him featuring are now minimal, although it hasn’t been completely ruled out that he could try to prove his fitness in training on Saturday.

Secret Box Challenge: Ousmane Dembélé | FC Barcelona
The Secret Box Challenge puts members of the FC Barcelona squad to the test on their ball juggling skills. The players spend hours a day with a football at their feet, so to switch things up they are given football, tennis and table tennis balls with which to try their luck.

Barcelona will delay decision to sign a replacement for Umtiti until January | Marca
Barcelona will now wait until January before determining whether or not to reinforce their defence after Samuel Umtiti decided against an operation on his knee and to continue conservative treatment in Doha.

Scranton Enterprise push hard in fight for Camp Nou naming rights | Marca
The Barcelona board of directors are working around the clock to finalise the naming rights deal for the Camp Nou and now Scranton Enterprise appear to be leading the race. The Dutch company are closely associated with Catalan pharmaceutical manufacturer Grifols who were believed to be in pole position for the sponsorship.

Why Barcelona are optimistic after meeting with Ajax defender De Ligt | Sport
Barcelona’s top priority as they look to build a top level team for the future is to sign a centre-back. There are not many guaranteed options on the market and it’s clear that the target is young Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt, who already has top level experience.

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