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FC Barcelona News: 21 September 2018; Philippe Coutinho Talks Barca UCL Debut, RFEF Set to Block Miami Game

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Barça, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich off to hottest starts in Europe | FC Barcelona
You couldn’t ask for a better start. FC Barcelona, through their first six official games of the 2018/19 season, have yet to draw or lose in any of the three competitions in which they have played.

Philippe Coutinho: ‘Champions League debut was a unique feeling’ | FC Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho, FC Barcelona’s 26-year-old midfielder, who last season was unable to play for Barça in the UEFA Champions League after having appeared for Liverpool earlier in the season, finally made his blaugrana debut in Europe’s top club competition.

Football news - Dembele, Messi partnership fuelling Barca goal rush | Eurosport
While some concerns remain about Barca’s away performances, following scrappy wins at Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad, Ernesto Valverde’s side have been frighteningly good at home this season, scoring 15 goals in three games at the Nou Camp. Messi and Dembele have been the architects of their dominance.

This is how Barça takes aim for target practice | FC Barcelona
If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering how Barça have found the net 20 times through their first six official games — all victories — in the 2018/19 season, you can now stop. The team’s training sessions include myriad drills to work on various aspects of the game, including shooting work, which are an important part of any workout.

The RFEF will block Girona vs Barcelona match in Miami with FIFA backing | Marca
The Girona vs Barcelona match was set to take place in Miami on January 27 2019, but the RFEF do not wish to see their competition taken outside the Spanish borders and, according to Cadena Cope’s El Partidazo show, RFEF chief Luis Rubiales will send a letter to LaLiga president Javier Tebas to make their stance officially known on Friday.

La Liga players still not convinced about Miami game - union chief | ESPN
The Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) met with La Liga on Thursday in Madrid to continue discussions over plans to stage Girona’s home game against Barcelona on Jan. 26, 2019 in Miami and despite La Liga president Javier Tebas’ comments that the issue regarding the players “had been practically solved,” the latest developments suggest otherwise.

Messi will attend The Best awards ceremony despite best player snub | Marca
By deciding to attend next Monday’s FIFA awards gala, Lionel Messi is displaying a praiseworthy amount of fair play. The Argentine wasn’t included on the three-man shortlist for The Best award for the past season, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah ahead of him.

Barcelona open talks with Corinthians over Pedrinho deal | Goal
Barcelona have opened talks with Corinthians midfielder Pedrinho, Goal understands. The Primera Division leaders are already plotting their next move in the transfer market, and Latin American specialist Andre Cury has met with the Corinthians board to find out the status of the 20-year-old.

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