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FC Barcelona News: 5 September 2018; Luis Suarez Opens Up, Barcelona Eying Krzysztof Piatek

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Training continues for non-internationals | FC Barcelona
The bulk of the first team squad might be away on international duty this week, but training is continuing at the Ciutat Esportiva regardless. On Wednesday the players that aren’t off getting ready to play for their countries were joined by seven members of Barça B: Iñaki Peña, Jokin Ezkieta, Juan Miranda, Jorge Cuenca, Ballou Tabla, Abel Ruiz and Alex Collado.

Luis Suárez: ‘I had always dreamed of being at this club’ | FC Barcelona
“Obviously, a striker lives for goals,” says Luis Suárez. But, for Suárez, scoring is not of paramount importance. After all, he says, sometimes strikers take great shots and miss, while other times “you hit the ball badly and it goes in.”

Lionel Messi still Barcelona’s key but Sergio Busquets a main man too | ESPN
After a busy summer, Barcelona’s squad is set for another assault on La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League. A lot has changed, with the arrival of four new players, while more than 10 have left the club, including Andres Iniesta. Some things have stayed the same, though, like the fact Lionel Messi remains the main man.

The list of FC Barcelona players registered in the 2018/19 Champions League | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s players that will play in the group stage of the 2018/19 Champions League have been chosen. The list consists of 32 players, distributed into list A and list B, and the names can be varied if Barça qualify for the elimination phase of the tournament.

Barça’s 8-goal output against Huesca is nothing new | FC Barcelona
And the truth is, one need not go too far back in time to find a day when Barça bagged eight goals in a single game. In week four of the 2011/12 season, Barça, led by then-manager Pep Guardiola, netted eight goals at Camp Nou against Osasuna, while surrenduring exactly zero.

FC Barcelona returning to Wembley for Tottenham Hotspur clash | FC Barcelona
Barça are on the way to Wembley. The first away game of the 2018/19 Champions League is a visit to London to face Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday 3 October (9.00pm CET). And as work on the 62,062 capacity replacement for White Hart Lane has yet to be completed, Spurs will once again be playing their group stage matches in England’s national stadium.

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique ‘knew licence was invalid’ - Spain driving agency | ESPN
Spain’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DGT) has confirmed that Gerard Pique was aware that his driving licence was invalid when he was pulled over last week. Barcelona defender Pique was stopped by local police on Friday and a routine check revealed that he was driving without any points on his licence -- drivers in Spain start with 12 points and points are then deducted for any traffic offences.

Barça taking risks with Jordi Alba by not fulfilling contract promise | Sport
Days, weeks, months... even years are passing. In November 2016, Raul Sanllehi promised Jordi Alba a new contract but it’s not arrived. Barcelona have still not contacted Alba since then and in the meantime other players have signed new deals, with the left-back’s terms up in 2020.

Barca chase Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek | Football Espana
Barcelona are eyeing a future deal for Genoa striker and former Poland Under-21 international Krzysztof Piatek, according to media reports. The 23-year-old, who scored 19 goals in 31 games across the 2017-18 season with Cracovia, joined the Serie A side in a €4m deal this summer.

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