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FC Barcelona News: 27 August 2018; Munir El Haddadi Set for Extension, Barcelona B Lose Opener

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Preparations begin for Huesca game | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona squad got their week underway with a Monday morning training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, having enjoyed a day off on Sunday. Coach Ernesto Valverde oversaw a session of recovery work for the players who had started the game against Valladolid, whilst a more vigorous workout was given to the rest of the group -plus Barça B player Jokin Ezkeita.

Real Valladolid pitch vs. Barcelona not La Liga standard - president Carlos Suarez | ESPN
Real Valladolid president Carlos Suarez has admitted the condition of the Jose Zorrilla stadium pitch against Barcelona was not up to La Liga standards. La Liga have opened disciplinary proceedings following Barca’s 1-0 win at Valladolid on Saturday.

A new era begins: Barça players delighted by VAR introduction | Sport
It’s not the players see VAR as an ally. Not at all. Honestly, the squad is merely incredibly satisfied by the idea of obtaining what they deserve. Nothing else. There will be days when VAR ensure an error doesn’t go against them and there will be days when VAR works the other way around. But if the dynamic of recent years repeats itself, VAR will be more helpful for Barcelona than it may be for others.

Barca to extend Munir stay | Football Espana
Barcelona will offer striker Munir El Haddadi a four-year contract to tie down the striker’s long-term future to the club. Munir has made 26 La Liga appearances for Barca but has spent the past two seasons out on loan, firstly at Valencia and then at Alaves.

Borussia Dortmund want Paco Alcacer decision inside 48 hours | Sport
Borussia Dortmund are waiting for Paco Alcacer’s response. The German club have reached an agreement in principle with Barcelona for a season-long loan but the player will have the final say. If he’s happy to move, everything suggests he will be a Bundesliga player in the coming days.

Barça’s training ground benefits from installation of new hybrid surface | Sport
So far this season the first team have had to train on Pitch 7 while work was ongoing on the Tito Vilanova pitch. A new hybrid glass has been planted with the latest technology. It has already been trialed by the players, although they have preferred to continue on Pitch 7 while it beds in.

CD Alcoyano 3-1 FC Barcelona B: Losing start to Division 2B | FC Barcelona
Things got off to a bad start when Primi converted a corner for the home side in the very first minute. Riqui Puig and Collado led the Catalan reaction but the equaliser didn’t come until added time at the end of the first half, with a dazzling Pèrez run finished off superbly by Ballou.