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FC Barcelona News: 17 August 2018; Gerard Pique Given Time Off, Marlon Completes Sassuolo Deal

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Barça to debut new LaLiga champions badge | FC Barcelona
The LaLiga initiative is a novelty for this season, and Barça will be the first club to use the LaLiga champions badge. It forms part of the Spanish league’s new corporate logo, ‘The Beat’ –representing the rhythm and passion of the greatest league in the world- and will be placed on the right sleeve of the FC Barcelona shirt, just above the logo itself. Within the emblem will be the numbers 17/18, in reference to the most recent title win.

Barcelona give Gerard Pique time off to complete Davis Cup tennis deal | ESPN
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique flew to Orlando on Thursday to attend the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) AGM, where his suggested reforms for the Davis Cup were passed. Ernesto Valverde’s side kick off their defence of the La Liga title on Saturday against Alaves at Camp Nou but Pique was granted permission to travel to the United States for the meeting.

Agreement with US Sassuolo Calcio for the transfer of Marlon Santos | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and US Sassuolo Calcio have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Marlon Santos. The Italian club will pay FC Barcelona 6 million euros. FC Barcelona retain the right to buy back the player and 50% of the economic rights on any future sale. The clause regarding future sale will not come into effect if Marlon plays 50 games with US Sassuolo Calcio, at which point the Italian club is obliged to pay another 6 million euros.

Gamper debut goalscorers | FC Barcelona
This past Wednesday, FC Barcelona summer signing Malcom made a stellar debut appearance at the Camp Nou. The Brazilian scored the opening goal of the Joan Gamper Trophy Game, and was a constant threat to the Boca Juniors defence during his time on the pitch. Malcom follows in the footsteps of several other players who have scored on their first appearance in the traditional preseason game.

The Gamper party, from the inside | FC Barcelona
Discover what the Joan Gamper Trophy party was like! Take a look at all the activities on the day, the presentation of the first team players with the new signings, the victory over Boca Juniors, the Argentinian fans’ chants…. Enjoy the Gamper Trophy with this Inside View!

La Liga in North America: The global game gone too far? Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid reaction | ESPN
La Liga is coming to the U.S.! Thursday’s announcement of a 15-year partnership with Relevent, a multinational media, sports and entertainment company, means Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates could line up for a league game in America.

Barça joins the tributes and acts of remembrance for the victims of the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks, a year on from the tragedy | FC Barcelona
The blaugrana players wore ‘Barcelona’ on the back of their shirts instead of their names in the first league match of the 2017/18 season. This was the most visible step the Club took to remember the victims, their family and friends, and the citizens of and visitors to Barcelona and Cambrils. The Club also wants to recognise all those anonymous heroes.