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FC Barcelona News: 14 August 2018; Gerard Pique Talks Anniversary, Schalke Eying Marlon

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Piqué: ‘I never expected to win what I have won’ | FC Barcelona
A dream of a decade. On 13 August ten years ago, Gerard Piqué made his debut for FC Barcelona’s first team. It was in a qualifying round for the Champions League and the blaugranes defeated Wisla Kraków 4-0. The centre back looks back at that game: “It was special, we were playing at the Camp Nou in the first official game of the season. I played for a bit and we won the tie. It went very well and I left the stadium feeling very happy.”

Ter Stegen spot on in Super Cup and beyond | FC Barcelona
Marc-André Ter Stegen started the season in style with a decisive performance in Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup, helping his side to a win against Sevilla. The Barça number 1 kept out a Wissam Ben Yedder penalty in the final minute of play, avoiding the game going to extra time.

Spanish Super Cup trophy in Barça Museum | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona Museum already has the first trophy of the 2018/19 season on display. The Spanish Super Cup trophy secured against Sevilla in Tangier on Sunday is the 13th they have won. Also, Leo Messi lifted his first trophy as Club captain and he is now the blaugrana player who has won the most silverware with 33 trophies, one ahead of Andrés Iniesta on 32.

‘Pogba will be staying’ - Man Utd won’t sanction Barcelona sale, says Brown | Goal
Paul Pogba may be generating plenty of transfer talk, with Barcelona keeping the transfer door open, but Wes Brown sees the Frenchman as “a Manchester United player”. Since seeing his form fall under the microscope during a testing 2017-18 campaign, the 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a big-money move away from Old Trafford.

Barcelona’s Marlon close to signing for Schalke | Sport
Marlon is close to leaving Barcelona. He was not in the squad for the Spanish Super Cup and the club have given him the go ahead to find an exit. The Brazilian drew interest from Sunderland and West Ham and could not go to Newcastle on loan because he was not afforded a work permit.

Inter back in for Barca’s Rafinha | Football Espana
Inter look set to return for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara after giving up hope on their pursuit of Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, say reports. Rafinha made 17 appearances in Serie A for the Nerazzuri last season after a January loan, starting 12 of those games and has been linked with a host of clubs this summer.

Arnaiz leaves Barcelona for Leganes in €5m deal | Goal
Jose Arnaiz has left Barcelona for Leganes in a €5 million deal, but the Catalan giants have retained a buy-back option for the winger. Arnaiz joined the Blaugrana from Real Valladolid a year ago, signing with Barcelona B.

Barca B captain Sergio Palencia moves closer to Bordeaux | Sport
Sergi Palencia’s future looks like it might be at Bordeaux. The Barcelona B captain, through his agents is negotiating a move to the French club. Palencia would move on loan with an option to buy for Bordeaux, in theory so they would sign him at the end of the upcoming season.

La Liga lands landmark rights deal with Facebook for Indian sub-continent | ESPN
Spain’s La Liga announced on Tuesday a landmark deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons free of charge on the social network. A statement from La Liga said all 380 league matches for the new season, which begins on Friday, would be available to viewers in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.