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FC Barcelona News: 10 December 2018; Preparations Continue for Tottenham, Barcelona B Win on the Road

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TV Guide: Barça v Spurs | FC Barcelona
Barça and Tottenham are set to square off in the final round of matches in Group B in the UEFA Champions League - starting at 9.00pm local time.

The lowdown on Tottenham Hotspur | FC Barcelona
The club’s unusual name is taken from Henry Percy, a late-medieval English nobleman known as Hotspur, whose family owned Northumberland Park where the team originally played. Founded in 1882, Tottenham and other London clubs originally played in a separate competition called the Southern League, which is how they famously became the last ‘non-league’ club to win the English FA Cup in 1901.

Messi believes Barcelona ‘need’ Dembele amid Arsenal transfer talk | Goal
Lionel Messi believes that Barcelona “need” Ousmane Dembele amid mounting transfer talk surrounding the World Cup winner. The France international winger is into just his second season at Camp Nou, but questions continue to be asked of his ongoing presence.

Gerard Pique promises ‘Barcelona will play to beat Tottenham’ | Football Espana
Gerard Pique insists Barcelona are aiming to beat Tottenham in their final Champions League group game, despite already winning the group. The match has huge significance for the visitors who are vying for the final qualification spot alongside Italian giants Inter, who have expressed concern that Barca will rest several stars for the game.

The truth behind Arthur’s injury layoff | Marca
Arthur Melo has already missed four games now for Barcelona as a result of what was described as a thigh problem and while that didn’t appear too serious, the length of his absence is actually because the main cause of this is a groin injury.

Everton’s Richarlison emerges as possible replacement for Suarez | Sport
The Daily Star say the Brazilian is among their targets, with Tottenham’s Harry Kane the preferred option. However, after labelling Kane the preference, they say the England international’s high price -- around 200 million euros -- could lead Barça to explore cheaper alternatives. Richarlison fits that category at around 50 million.

Barcelona-target Frenkie De Jong ‘does not know’ future club | Football Espana
Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has denied reports that he has decided upon his future club and he will not leave the Dutch giants this January. A report in De Telegraaf on Friday stated Paris Saint-Germain had struct a €75m agreement for the in-demand Dutch international, who has heavily been linked to Barcelona.

Badalona 1 – 2 Barça B: Big away win | FC Barcelona
Ronald Araujo and Ballou Tabla scored first half goals to lead FC Barcelona B to a 2–1 victory at Badalona on Sunday afternoon. The derby triumph for Barça was their first on the road since mid October and moves them into the upper echelon of the Second Division B standings.

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