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FC Barcelona News: 2 December 2018; Four Youngsters Included in Match Squad, Barcelona B Salvage Draw

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs Villarreal | FC Barcelona
Barça return home to the friendly confines of Camp Nou on Sunday to host Villarreal in an early evening La Liga clash that has historically brought with it a deluge of goals. A victory for the Catalans will provisionally vault them into first place, pending the outcome of Sunday’s late match, in which leaders Sevilla face a crucial away test at number-four ranked Alavés, the surprise team of the season.

The squad for Villarreal | FC Barcelona
The League returns to the Camp Nou this Sunday, at the start of a week of three games in Barcelona; Villarreal, Cultural Leonesa, and the derby against Espanyol. On Saturday evening, Ernesto Valverde announced the list of 18 players for the match against Villarreal this Sunday, at 6.30pm CET.

Barça B – Valencia Mestalla: Last second draw (2-2) | FC Barcelona
Barça B drew 2-2 against Valencia Mestalla in the Miniestadi, thanks to goals from O. Busquets and a Ronald Araujo equaliser in added time. The game started with a handful of off target efforts from both sides, before the hosts took control of possession.

Comparing Coutinho and Dembele: The Frenchman has better numbers | Marca
Philippe Coutinho arrived at Barcelona last January from Liverpool in what was a deal that the Catalans had wanted since the summer of 2017. Ousmane Dembele had moved to the club six months prior to the Brazilian but due to a serious injury he sustained early on, he never really joined up with the squad consistently until January.

Chelsea target Denis Suarez keen to fight for Barcelona place | Goal
Denis Suarez is determined to stay and fight for a place at Barcelona, despite interest from Chelsea in the Premier League. Suarez, 24, has been surplus to requirements for the Catalans since the start of the 2018-19 season.

Everton want to sign Barca loan star Andre Gomes | Sport
Everton want to sign Andre Gomes in June, after his fine start to life in the Premier League. The Portuguese midfielder is on loan from Barca after they accepted a 2.2m euro offer for him last summer. Now Everton’s sporting director Marcel Brands has confirmed to Tuttosport that they want to make the move permanent.

Barcelona send scout to watch Getafe vs Espanyol with Djene the likely target | Marca
Barcelona had Ramon Planes scouting Getafe against Espanyol with the likely target the home side defender Djene. The Catalan side are looking at bringing in a centre-half in January due to the prolonged injury for Umtiti and Djene is believed to be on their agenda.

Claims that Gerard Pique could buy Reus football club | Sport
Now, his name has been linked to a new operation. According to the digital portal ‘Open Metropolis’, Gerard is weighing up the purchase of CF Reus Deportiu, a club currently going through a delicate economic situation. Information which came from sources close to the club’s board, per the site.

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