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FC Barcelona News: 30 December 2018; Gerard Pique’s Investment Group Buys Football Club

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Mystery Box: Arthur Melo | FC Barcelona
We’ve hidden a selection of items in our Mystery Box, all of which are connected in some way with Arthur Melo and his life. Let’s see if he can guess what they all are…

Jordi Alba and the contract renewal of the year | Marca
His laptop and mobile phone blow up constantly throughout the year, as was the case 12 months ago when he helped secure the blockbuster euros signing of Philippe Coutinho. When he returns to work, he won’t be short of things to do as next on the agenda for Barcelona is the renewal of Jordi Alba’s contract.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi outguns Cristiano Ronaldo | Sport
Excluded from the big awards and without luck in the Champions League and World Cup, 2018 will be bittersweet for Lionel Messi. But he does have an outstanding goalscoring tally, 51 in the calendar year - 47 for Barcelona and four for Argentina. That takes him ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Murillo vs. Mina: In Colombia there’s no debate | Marca
Mina did wonders for his reputation with a great World Cup in Russia this past summer while Murillo was one of the noticeable absences from the tournament, but their careers have gone in opposite directions since then. Barcelona were willing to let Mina join Everton last summer, however, due to defensive injuries, they have been forced to delve into the market earlier than planned and opted for Murillo.

In the car with Jeison Murillo | FC Barcelona
When new players join FC Barcelona, we always like to get to know something about their personal side – to learn something about their likes (and dislikes) when they are outside of the media spotlight and concentrating on playing the game they love.

FC Andorra members approve Pique’s purchase of the club | Marca
On Saturday morning, the members of FC Andorra approved the purchase of the club by an Andorran company that has different investors, among them the Kosmos group, owned by Gerard Pique, in their Extraordinary General Assembly.