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FC Barcelona News: 12 March 2018; Andres Iniesta Completes Training Session, Barcelona B Waste Two-Goal Lead

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Barça and Gremio reach agreement on option for Arthur transfer | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and the Brazilian club Gremio de Porto Alegre have reached an agreement on a purchase option for the player Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, whereas FC Barcelona may exercise this right on the player’s federative rights during July of 2018. In the event that the Club finally exercises the option signed, the price of the transfer is set at €30m plus €9m in variable amounts.

Dembélé’s best moments at Málaga | FC Barcelona
Ousmane Dembélé was fantastic on the right side of Barça’s attack during the game against Málaga. The Frenchman created difficulties for the Andalusian club’s defence throughout the 85 minutes he played, showcasing his speed and ability to dribble. A great example of this was the assist that he gave Coutinho for the second goal.

Ter Stegen and Barça have a closet full of clean sheets | FC Barcelona
Barça did it again in Málaga. Now, we’re not just talking about yet another game unbeaten — which is Barça’s 35th in a row — we’re talking about another clean sheet. Barça now has 17 shutouts on the season in La Liga, with Atlético Madrid the only other La Liga team to have done the same. In the rest of Europe, only Juventus can stake that same claim.

Iniesta trains ahead of Chelsea tie | Football Espana
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has completed a training session ahead of Wednesday night’s tie with Chelsea, according to reports in the Spanish press. Iniesta lasted just 34 minutes of last Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Camp Nou against Atletico Madrid, and Barca’s official website immediately confirmed the presence of “a hamstring injury in his right leg”.

How Lionel Messi mastered the art of free-kicks | Goal
With free-kick goals in three consecutive La Liga games, Lionel Messi has proven in recent weeks that he is a master of one of football’s most difficult arts. But his ability from dead balls is no accident - rather, it is the culmination of years of honing a craft that has made him such a deadly threat standing over a set-piece.

FC Barcelona B v Numáncia: Bittersweet draw (2-2) | FC Barcelona
Barça B draw 2-2 with Numáncia after they conceded an equaliser in extra time. The blaugranas took a two-goal lead, inspired by Aleñá, but were unable to close out the game. The blaugrana number ‘10’ imposed himself on the game with his style of play lighting up the Miniestadi and he scored a goal and laid on an assist for the talented Abel Ruiz.

FC Barcelona and Nike launch ‘The ball makes us more’ campaign | FC Barcelona
This Monday, FC Barcelona and Nike have launched a new campaign titled The Ball Makes Us More and featuring stars from the men’s and women’s teams together with fans of the club. The idea is to present the club as part of the soul of the city and showcases how everyone is united by a style of play that’s recognised all around the world.