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FC Barcelona News: 31 August 2018; Barcelona Handed Tough UCL Group, Deadline Day Activity Unlikely

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Soccer: International Champions Cup-FC Barcelona at Tottenham Hotspur Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tottenham Hotspur, PSV and Inter Champions League opponents | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will face Tottenham Hotspur, PSV Eindoven and Internazionale in the Champions League group stage in 2018/19 following to the draw which is took place in Monaco this Thursday.

Reunion for Barça and Tottenham, this time in the Champions League | FC Barcelona
The first opponent for FC Barcelona in 2018/19, on the American tour, was Tottenham. The Rose Bowl in Los Angeles was the venue for a match which ended 2-2 before a penalty shoot-out decided the game in favour of Ernesto Valverde’s team. Munir opened the scoring, and then debutant, Arthur, scored a great goal from the edge of the area. Lenglet and Malcom also got their first minutes in a Barça shirt.

Curious facts from Barça’s rivals in the Champions League | FC Barcelona
Check out the stats from the teams that Barça will face in the group stage of the 2018/19 Champions League.

Raining in training on Friday morning | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona braved the elements for a wet training session on Friday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva. The Blaugrana, who have a perfect record after winning their two LaLiga games to date in the 2018/19 season, are in the advanced stages of their preparations for Sunday’s encounter with SD Huesca, which takes place at the Camp Nou on Sunday evening (6:30pm CEST).

Luis Enrique - Jordi Alba, a divorce that has been brewing up | Sport
“I know that will Valverde it will suit me better. I haven’t played as much as I wanted to. In the end I was doing fine all season but it’s the coach who decides.” Jordi Alba was happy with Luis Enrique leaving after he was relegated to the bench.

Barcelona definitively shut the door on new arrivals | Marca
Despite Ernesto Valverde being keen to add further depth to his squad, specifically a versatile player who can operate at full-back or in midfield, Barcelona have closed their chequebook for the summer and will not be bringing in any more new faces.