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FC Barcelona News: 8 March 2018; Barcelona Win Catalan Super Cup, Denis Suarez Injured

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FC Barcelona 0-0 (4-2 on pens) RCD Espanyol: Spot on! | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are still on course for a famous treble this season, but they already have one piece of silverware for the collection.On Wednesday evening, they claimed the third edition of the Catalan Super Cup with a victory on penalties following a goalless draw in front of 10,576 people at the Camp d’Esports in Lleida.

Ernesto Valverde and his players react to Catalan Super Cup victory | FC Barcelona
After FC Barcelona beat RCD Espanyol on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the Catalan Super Cup, manager Ernesto Valverde spoke about “leaving with good sensations. What we most wanted was for the players to get minutes and to see some of the Barça B lads in a match situation.”

Highlights: See the FC Barcelona v Espanyol penalty shoot out | FC Barcelona
Goals from the spot from Sergi Palencia, Yerry Mina and Abel Ruiz and a penalty save from Jasper Cillessen handed the title to Barça. Catch all the action from the game plus all the action from just the penalty shoot out in our bonus video from the Catalan Super Cup!

Denis Suárez injury news | FC Barcelona
Denis Suárez has an adductor muscle strain to his left leg and will be out of action for between 15-20 days. The Galician midfielder was injured during the first half of the Catalan Super Cup game against Espanyol and was replaced by Barça B’s Christian Rivera after 43 minutes.

Marcus McGuane makes FC Barcelona debut in Catalan Super Cup | FC Barcelona
Marcus McGuane was speaking after coming on for his FC Barcelona first team debut in the 76th minute of today’s Catalan Super Cup victory against Espanyol. “When the coach told me I’m coming on I thought just be calm and play my game and show what I can do” said the London-born 19-year-old, who joined Barça B from Arsenal in January.

Who is Marcus McGuane? The ex-Arsenal player following in Gary Lineker’s footsteps at Barcelona | Sky Sports
But Greenwich-born McGuane was among the 12 players selected from Barca B, and the former Arsenal midfielder became the first Englishman to represent the first team since Lineker in 1989 when coming on as a second-half substitute at the Camp d’Esports in Lleida.

Lionel Messi: I play deeper for Barcelona now, but goals still the objective | ESPN
Lionel Messi acknowledged that his role on the pitch has changed over the last year but said the idea is still to get forward and to score goals. Messi, now 30, burst on to the scene as a right winger under Frank Rijkaard but was famously repositioned as a false nine under Pep Guardiola.

Lionel Messi’s £625m release clause might not put off Barcelona star’s suitors, says Pancho Schroder | Sky Sports
Messi signed a new deal last November but Schroder feels Neymar’s world-record departure for Paris Saint-Germain a few months earlier shows anything can happen in the world of football transfers. The 30-year-old has continued in prolific form this season, scoring 32 goals in all competitions for his club and passing the 600-goal mark against Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

FC Barcelona support International Women’s Day | FC Barcelona
On Thursday, 8 March, the club have organised the ‘És futbol, i és femení’ (‘It’s football, and it’s feminine’) day, in collaboration with the Edelmira Calvetó group

Stanley Black & Decker becomes official partner of FC Barcelona Women’s Team | FC Barcelona
Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, March 8, 2018, FC Barcelona and Stanley Black & Decker announced the world’s leading tools and security brand is now also an official partner of the FC Barcelona Women’s team. This global partnership further strengthens STANLEY’s commitment to the club in its fourth season as the club’s ‘Official Tools’ Partner.