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FC Barcelona News: 2 June 2018; Barcelona Pair Score for France, Copa del Rey Format to Change

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France 3-1 Italy: Paul Pogba is jeered from the pitch Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele score
Ousmane Dembele scored the pick of the goals, as he sealed victory with the third goal by curling a dipping finish that eluded the reach of Italian goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu. He looked upwards to the heavens and was swiftly joined by his strike partners Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.

Barça at the World Cup: Martí Ventolrà (I) | FC Barcelona
Martí Ventolrà was one of the most charismatic Barça players of the thirties. He was a fantastic winger, lightning quick and an amazing dribbler and passer of the ball, and exceptionally strong in the air. He started out with Espanyol, and later played for Sevilla before joining Barça in 1933. A year later he went to the 1934 World Cup in Italy.

A double training session for Argentina at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper | FC Barcelona
The Argentinians would normally just carry out a single morning session but, led by Barça’s Leo Messi, La Albiceleste want to prepare fully for the World Cup and were also joined by their U20 side. The latter trained on pitches 2 and 4 while the senior side were on pitch 7, where Barça’s U19A team normally play their matches.

Napoli target Barca’s Vidal | Football Espana
Italian giants Napoli are keen on a deal for out-of-favour Barcelona defender Aleix Vidal this summer, according to reports.El Mundo Deportivo cite a report in Italian media outlet Il Messagero which states new Coach Carlo Ancelotti has instructed the club’s sporting director to pursue a deal for Vidal.

Copa del Rey format to change | Football Espana
The format of the Copa del Rey will change from the 2019-20 onwards with fewer matches, it has been reported in Spain.The cup competition is played over two legs from the last 32 stage through to the semi-finals – the rounds in which top-flight clubs are involved.

FC Barcelona’s U12 team are into the LaLiga Promises quarterfinals | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s Under-12 team got off to a fantastic start in the LaLiga Promises Tournament, being held at Villarreal this weekend. Marc Serra’s team brushed aside any jitters they may have had on Day 1, beginning with a pair of 1-0 wins over both Deportivo La Coruña and Sevilla.