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FC Barcelona News: 5 August 2018; Barcelona Suffer Late Defeat, Aleix Vidal Returns to Sevilla

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FC Barcelona dominates AC Milan but falls, 1–0, to wrap up US Tour | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona dominated AC Milan throughout Saturday’s match at Levi’s Stadium, but a 93rd minute goal by André Silva allowed the Italians to send Barça home from the United States with a 1–0 loss in front of 51,391 fans on a beautiful afternoon in Northern California.

Ernesto Valverde: ‘We leave with good sensations’ | FC Barcelona
After three games in the US, FC Barcelona have ended their tour with an undeserved 1-0 defeat against AC Milan. For coach Ernesto Valverde, Saturday’s game in the Levi’s Stadium in California was one “we dominated from start to finish,” their downfall being “we did not take our chances and we were surprised at the end.”

Last match of the tour, from the inside | FC Barcelona
The 2018 tour of the USA has reached its conclusion and Ernesto Valverde’s team have played their final game of the pre-season trip, losing 1-0 to AC Milan in a game the blaugranes dominated from start to finish. Nevertheless, the feeling is positive after the three game stint in the States with Barça impressing overall.

Agreement with Sevilla FC for the transfer of Aleix Vidal | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Aleix Vidal. Sevilla FC will pay FC Barcelona 8.5 million euros, plus 2m in variables. FC Barcelona expresses its gratitude to Aleix Vidal for his commitment and dedication and wishes him every success in the future.

Can Coutinho be Barcelona’s new Neymar? Brazilian backed to fill big boots by Luis Garcia | Goal
Philippe Coutinho can make a similar impact at Barcelona as fellow Brazilian Neymar did, says former Camp Nou and Liverpool star Luis Garcia. After several months of intense speculation, the 26-year-old playmaker completed a €105 million (£94m/$122m) transfer in January.

Barcelona’s hope for the future is Riqui Puig | Marca
The Catalans dominated throughout without creating much of a threat, but young La Masia product Riqui Puig was the stand out star for Ernesto Valverde’s men. The coach himself has said that the teenager is one of the players who can enrich the club’s style, despite being just 18-years-old.

Moussa Wague’s rapid rise could finally give Barcelona an heir to Dani Alves’ legacy | ESPN
Aspirations are coming true at a frightening pace for Moussa Wague. Three years ago, he was a totally unknown youngster at a Qatari-run academy. Now, after excelling at two World Cup tournaments, he has signed for the team of his very sacred dreams: Barcelona.

Wague already showing his ability with Barca B | Sport
The Senegalese international, who played at the World Cup and scored, showed his ability on the ball. He is quick and able, although he has to improve his defensive positioning. The club put up a video of im training on social media.

Barcelona face selection issues with too many non-EU players | Marca
The arrival of Arturo Vidal takes the number of non-European Union players at Barcelona to five: Arthur, Malcom, Yerry Mina, Marlon Santos and Philippe Coutinho. Registration rules, which will apply to the Spanish Super Cup on August 12 in Tangiers, mean that only three can be registered.

Barça visit Rakuten and Facebook HQs in San Francisco | FC Barcelona
A group of FC Barcelona board representatives accompanying the club’s U.S. tour were in San Francisco this past Friday, paying a visit to the headquarters of Rakuten and Facebook in the Californian city. Headed by First Vice-President, Jordi Cardoner, those in attendance included directors Jordi Mestre, Jordi Moix, Joan Bladé, Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca, Maria Teixidor, Quique Tombas and Emili Rousaud, and club CEO, Òscar Grau.