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FC Barcelona News: 3 December 2018; Barcelona Reclaim First Place After Villarreal Win

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FC Barcelona vs Villarreal: An important victory (2-0) | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi and Dembélé went close as Barça started to dominate, and on the half hour Arturo Vidal was inches away from Jordi Alba’s wonderful cross. A few minutes later, Dembélé’s arrowed centre found the head of Gerard Piqué, and his solid connection was too much for Sergio Asenjo to handle.

Ernesto Valverde: ‘The goal is a prize for Aleñá’ | FC Barcelona
The coach also had words of praise for Ousmane Dembélé and Carles Aleñá, who scored his first goal at the Camp Nou and in the League. Concerning the midfielder, he said that “the goal is a prize for him” and that “the jump up to the first team has been gained by hard work.“

Carles Alena vows to fight for Barcelona first-team spot | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena is prepared to fight for a regular starting slot after ‘fulfilling a dream’ by scoring at the Camp Nou. The 20-year-old scored the second goal against Villarreal for Ernesto Valverde’s side on Sunday after appearing as a second half substitute.

Dreamy Dembele is a Barcelona menace alongside Messi and Pique | Goal
Ousmane Dembele cuts an unpredictable and, at times, detached figure but what is clear is that if Barcelona discover how to get the best out of the French winger on a regular basis, his troubled start to life in Catalunya will soon be forgotten.

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele challenged by manager Ernesto Valverde | ESPN
Ernesto Valverde challenged Ousmane Dembele to maintain his form after the France forward impressed in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Villarreal on Sunday. Dembele started Barca’s first nine games of the season but has been in and out of the side since he was dropped for the Champions League game at Tottenham in October.

Barcelona arrange meeting with Matthijs De Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola | Football Espana
Barcelona are set to step up their pursuit of Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt by arranging a meeting with his agent Mino Raiola, report Diario Sport. The in-demand Dutch defender is said to be not only wanted by Barca but a number of top European clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Roma.

Negotiations between Rabiot and PSG break down AGAIN | Sport
Adrien Rabiot’s future appears to be away from PSG. The midfielder has broken off negotiations with PSG according to reports from RMC Sport. With that news, Rabiot is more likely to join FC Barcelona. The French star wasn’t in the squad for the match against Bordeaux.

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