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FC Barcelona News: 4 September 2018; Non-Internationals Continue Training

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Tuesday training amidst international break | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona on Tuesday morning held its second training session of the week on Tito Vilanova Field at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in nearby Sant Joan Despí. Barça B’s Miranda joined the available first team players.

Lionel Messi’s being punished for his excellence with FIFA award snub | ESPN
While FIFA explains that its annual prizes “reward the best in each category, regardless of championship or nationality, for their respective achievements during the period from July 3 2017 to July 15 2018,” it’s clear that that’s not quite the case.

FC Barcelona 38 games undefeated in La Liga at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s 8-2 win over Huesca on Sunday at Camp Nou was no ordinary rout — it was the team’s 38th league triumph in a row, a run which dates back to just shy of two years ago, when Alavés pulled off a 2-1, upset victory on September 10, 2016.

A goal from Leo Messi is among the candidates for the Puskas Award | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s Argentinian and captain, Leo Messi, is a candidate to win the Puskas Award for the best goal of the year after his strike against Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup. After a spectacular pass by Ever Banega, the No.10 delightfully took the ball in his stride before firing it back across the keeper and into the net.

VIDEO: New record for Messi: goals against 37 different teams in the league | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi never gets tired of his break records. With his brace against Huesca on Sunday at Camp Nou, the only team in the division he had not scored against, the Argentine can now boast a full set of victims in LaLiga. Real Madrid’s Raúl González managed to score against 35 different clubs in the Spanish top flight but Messi went past that landmark figure last season and extended his record with his goals against the newly promoted side.

Leo Messi: Being first captain ‘a great source of pride’ | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi doesn’t enjoy losing? Tell us something we don’t know. Nevertheless, “Since Thiago, my first son, was born, I try to deal with losing in a different way,” Messi recently conceded in an interview with Catalunya Radio. “Sometimes,” however, “it happens,” and it’s just better not to talk about it.

Barcelona’s MSD front three fire at the same time | Marca
The Camp Nou celebrated goals from Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele on Sunday evening, the first time all three players scored in the same match since the Frenchman’s 2017 move. Dembele’s good run of form has now overlapped with a strong performance from the Uruguayan striker, while Messi was as good as ever against Huesca.