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FC Barcelona News: 21 December 2018; Jeison Murillo Presented, Ivan Rakitić Awarded Best Group Stage Goal

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Jeison Murillo’s presentation as a Barça player | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona announced on Friday the agreement with Valencia for the loan of Jeison Murillo until the end of the 2018/19. The Colombian had the traditional photo taken in the Barça colours and spoke of a “dream come true” on the day of the announcement.

Jeison Murillo, new FC Barcelona player | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Valencia CF have reached an agreement for the transfer of Jeison Murillo on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. The agreement includes a purchase option worth €25m.

Jeison Murillo: Did you know? | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have a new centre back and his name is Jeison Murillo, who has arrived on loan from Valencia CF. For those who aren’t familiar with the new arrival, here are ten basic facts that you’ll want to know.

Murillo’s three games against Barça | FC Barcelona
The first of those was on 23 November 2013, the day that the Camp Nou hailed Lionel Messi after he’d collected the third of what are now five Golden Shoes. Barça won 4-0 that day, with Martín Montoya on the pitch and Oier Olazábal on the bench, both of whom he would later be joined by at Granada.

Rakitic strike named ‘Goal of the Group Stage’ in UEFA poll | FC Barcelona
Ivan Rakitic’s spectacular goal against Tottenham has been chosen as the best strike of the 2018-19 Champions League group stage. The goal — which came in Barça’s 4–2 in at Wembley — had already been selected as the best goal of matchday two.

Arturo Vidal admits ‘deep frustration’ at Barcelona role | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has admitted he was ‘deeply frustrated’ earlier in the season due to lack of playing time. The 31-year-old only joined Barca this summer but has started just seven of a possible 25 matches for Ernesto Valverde’s side this campaign.