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FC Barcelona News: 16 September 2018: Lionel Messi wants to improve his penalties

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi: I need to improve from the penalty spot | ESPN

Lionel Messi is aware of his record from the penalty spot and says he’d like to be better at spot kicks. He said: “I would like to be more effective from the penalty spot. But it’s difficult to work on penalties. It’s not the same taking them in training as it is in a game. You can have an idea in your head or something you have worked on, but it’s more difficult than it seems. The goalkeeper has a lot to do with it, too. If they guess right, they save it. But it’s obvious that I’d like to get better at taking penalties.”

HIGHLIGHTS: Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona

Watch all the highlights from Barcelona’s win over Real Sociedad at Anoeta. Aritz Elustondo gave the hosts the lead in their new-look stadium. However, Barcelona hit back after the break through goals by Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.

Jordi Alba: Ter Stegen is the best goalkeeper in the world | Sport

Jordi Alba reckons Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the best goalkeeper in the world after a superb performance against Real Sociedad. He said after yesterday’s match: “For me, he is the best goalkeeper in the world and he has saved us.”

Barcelona made €30m offer for Ajax’s De Jong | Goal

Barcelona made an offer of €30 million for Ajax midfielder Frenke de Jong over the summer. They were also willing to let him remain at Ajax on loan for the season. However, the Dutch club turned it down and refused to sell the 21-year-old.

Lucas Digne: Why I left Barcelona to join Everton in transfer window | Sky Sports

Lucas Digne has been talking about why he swapped Everton for Barcelona over the summer. The full-back said he was impressed by the project on offer at Goodison Park and also by new coach Marco Silva.

Barça’s Luis Suarez: These type of wins can decide La Liga | Sport

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says his team’s win over Real Sociedad is the type of match which wins league titles. He said: “I think these are the type of games which make a difference over a season. These type of games can decide La Liga. We turned around a game we were losing here last year, too, when it had been eight or nine years since a [league] win [at Anoeta]. It’s an important three points in terms of confidence.”