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FC Barcelona News: 26 September 2018; Squad Announced for Leganes Match, Lionel Messi Set for Milestone

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Match Preview: Leganés vs FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Still undefeated and league-leading Barça face their second opponent in a six-day span when they travel to the Madrid metropolitan area to take on Leganés in midweek La Liga action.

Leo Messi is one game shy of 700 as a Barça player | FC Barcelona
When Leo Messi wore the Barça shirt for the first time, it marked a before and after at FC Barcelona. The Argentine hasn’t stopped winning since making his debut on November 16, 2003, when Frank Rijkaard brought him on in a friendly match against Porto. Wearing the No.14, he replaced Fernando Navarro.

The squad list for the visit to Leganés | FC Barcelona
In a busy week consisting of three league matches, Ernesto Valverde’s side will play their second against Leganés this Wednesday at the Butarque stadium, kick-off is at 8.00pm CEST.

Ernesto Valverde expects Leganés to be ‘well-ordered, tactically’ | FC Barcelona
With FC Barcelona heading into its second match in a six-day span on Wednesday night at Leganés, manager Ernesto Valverde appeared before the media to offer his assessment of the team’s current status on the eve of the match, which comes in the wake of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Girona.

Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde: Too many awards turning football into ‘show business’ | FC Barcelona
Barcelona coach Valverde, though, feels the number of awards is not helpful to players and bemoaned the media furor and fan debate which each prize generates.

Lenglet served with one game ban | Marca
Barcelona will be without the services of defender Clement Lenglet against Leganes after their appeal against his red card was unsuccessful. The Frenchman was dismissed after the referee, following consultation with VAR, showed him a red card for an apparent elbow on Pere Pons during Sunday’s clash with Girona.

Barça Legends squad confirmed for match in Kolkata, India | FC Barcelona
Kickoff at the Salt Lake Stadium (officlally known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, or VYBK) is set for 7.00pm local time. This will be the eighth match for Ferrer as coach of the team of former Barça players. The match has been organized by the Football Next Foundation.