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FC Barcelona News: 20 March 2018; International Break Begins, Thomas Vermaelen in Renewal Talks

Celta de Vigo v Barcelona - Copa Del Rey Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Tuesday workout with smaller squad and colder temperatures | FC Barcelona
With a bevy of Barça’s international stars scattered around the Western Hemisphere for a fortnight’s worth of friendlies with their respective national teams, there were just a handful of players still around on Tuesday for the first workout of the springtime hiatus.

Supporters ensure a full Camp Nou for the decisive part of the season | FC Barcelona
The most decisive part of the season is here and Barça fans know it. With FC Barcelona still fighting for three titles: League leader by 11 points, in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, and also in the Copa del Rey final (against Sevilla), supporters have turned up in their thousands to support the team.

International Day of Happiness: Choose the best Barça moment of the 21st century | FC Barcelona
Take a look back and vote for the most extraordinary first team moments from the last 18 years, including the arrival of Ronaldinho to Messi’s 500th goal, and the Champions League wins.

Report: Barca to renew Vermaelen | Football Espana
Barcelona are reportedly in talks with Thomas Vermaelen over extending the defender’s contract. Vermaelen’s current deal has only a year left to run, but Sport claims Barca are ‘very happy’ with the Belgian’s performances this season.

The season in which Jordi Alba has assisted the most | FC Barcelona
Jordi Alba is in a great moment of form. The left-back from L’Hospitalet is having a wonderful season and his numbers confirm his pass completion rate at 86.74%. He has also delivered 10 assists in all competitions, the most for a defender in the League during 2017/18, and one more than Eibar’s José Ángel ‘Cote.’

Iniesta better than last year – Spain boss Lopetegui | Goal
Barcelona star Andres Iniesta is in better form than last year and will again play a key role for Spain, according to coach Julen Lopetegui. The 33-year-old is enjoying another fine campaign for Barca, although his future with the Liga giants is uncertain.

Wired magazine runs piece on Camp Nou renovation and Espai Barça | FC Barcelona
The article, which also includes a video and was authored in cooperation with Audi, the German automaker and FC Barcelona Premium Partner, details the litany of changes coming to both the stadium and its surroundings as part of the broader Espai Barça project, which will further integrate the Club with its neighborhood in the Les Corts district in Barcelona.

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