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FC Barcelona News: 20 September 2018; Focus Turns to La Liga, Lionel Messi Sets Free Kick Record

FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

La Liga, FIFA clash as Javier Tebas hits back at Gianni Infantino’s U.S. concerns | ESPN
La Liga president Javier Tebas has branded FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s comments “incoherent” regarding the proposed match in Miami between Barcelona and Girona. Infantino has expressed reservations about La Liga’s plans to stage games overseas, following a 15-year marketing agreement with Relevent Sports in order to promote the sport.

Fourth goal against PSV was classic Barça | FC Barcelona
There is no “I” in team. Nor is there an “I” in Barça. Coincidence? We think not. Ten players combined in the buildup to Barça’s fourth and final goal of Tuesday night’s triumph over visiting PSV Eindhoven at Camp Nou, with Leo Messi putting on the finishing touches.

Messi sets new record with eighth free-kick goal of the year | FC Barcelona
Regardless of how impressive it was, Messi has made a habit of scoring on free kicks all year long. In fact, Tuesday’s strike from outside the area was Messi’s eighth free-kick goal of the 2018 calendar year, an all-time record.

Thoughts turn to Girona | FC Barcelona
After the Champions League got off to such a perfect start on Tuesday evening with a 4-0 defeat of PSV, the first team squad were back out on the training ground on Wednesday morning as thoughts shift back to the league and this Sunday’s 8.45pm CET derby fixture against Girona.

Ousmane Dembélé Isn’t Perfect For Barcelona, But He Is What They Need | Deadspin
It still isn’t entirely clear if Ousmane Dembélé truly fits in at Barcelona. He doesn’t seem to have level of technical mastery and precision required to thrive in Barcelona’s traditional playing style, and it’s yet to be determined whether it would be wise or even possible for him or Barça alter their natural games to meet somewhere in the middle.

The fight between Barcelona and PSV ultras that put UEFA on alert again | Marca
In the run-up to the game between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, supporters of both clubs staged a fight in Barcelona that has alarmed UEFA after the violent scenes that took place last season.

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