MATCH PREVIEW - FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club | FC Barcelona
In a game that almost always promises goals, Barça will be after the win that will keep them at the top of the table before another week of Champions League action. At 4.15pm CET on Saturday Ernesto Valverde will face his former side, against whom he is yet to lose as coach of the Blaugrana.
18 man squad without Umtiti | FC Barcelona
LaLiga carries on and this Saturday brings week seven at 4.15pm CEST at Camp Nou. The visitors are Athletic Club and for the clash with his former club, Ernesto Valverde has named an 18 man squad. Members should bear in mind that the weekend’s match in the first which requires the 2018/19 season ticket.
Ernesto Valverde: ‘It will be key to overcome Athletic’s high pressure’ | FC Barcelona
“One of the keys of the game will be to overcome the high pressure of Athletic,” Ernesto Valverde repeated on more than one occasion in his pre-match press conference before the match against the Basque side (4.15pm CEST). Eduardo Berizzo’s team “have a lot of personality and always want to dominate the game with the possession of the ball,” the Barça coach added.
No serious injury for Umtiti | Marca
Samuel Umtiti has not suffered a serious injury to his knee, Barcelona have confirmed. On Friday, the defender missed training due to the problems that have been dragging on surrounding his left knee for a year.
Dele Alli suffers injury setback and will miss Barcelona match | Marca
There was bad news for Tottenham on Friday, with Dele Alli suffering an injury setback in training, one which will see him miss this midweek’s Champions League clash with Barcelona. The Englishman had returned from injury last weekend to play 20 minutes against Brighton & Hove Albion and to take on Watford in midweek in the League Cup, a match he scored a penalty in.
Barça Legends 6-0 Mohun Bagan AC: Goals in Bengal | FC Barcelona
The Barça Legends have cruised to an emphatic 6-0 win against their fellow veterans of Mohun Bagan AC in Kolkata, with the goals coming courtesy of Javier Saviola, Roger García, Landi, Jofre Mateu and a brace from Jari Litmanen. Barça director Pau Vilanova was joined by the mayor of the capital of West Bengal, Sovan Chatterjee, to enjoy the game in the company of a huge crowd of 45,000 people.