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FC Barcelona News: 12 January 2019; Munir El Haddadi Makes Sevilla Move, Lionel Messi Set for New Milestone

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Barcelona have a deficit to overcome in the Copa del Rey last-16. Should they bother? | ESPN
This season, the Cup is not Barcelona’s priority. The Champions League is, and publicly so: “that lovely cup,” as Messi put it as he took the mic to address the Camp Nou back in August. That he said it so openly was striking: the most direct of messages.

Will Messi reach 400 goals in the League? | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi is close to another record. If he finds the Camp Nou net against Eibar, the Argentine star will have his 400th goal in the Spanish top flight. The captain, who is already the historical top scorer in the competition, will be able to expand his record which, for now, stands at 399 goals in 434 games, and with an incredible average of 0.92 goals per game.

Agreement with Sevilla for Munir El Haddadi | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Munir El Haddadi. The Andalusian club will pay FC Barcelona 1,050,000 euros to sign the striker. The Club would like to thank Munir El Haddadi for his dedication and commitment and wishes him all the best for the future.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona-Eibar | FC Barcelona
After the midweek Copa del Rey match at Levante, Barça return to League action and take on Eibar at the Camp Nou, hoping to ensure that they retain their current five-point lead. This guide should help you work out when the action starts where you are – plus the regional broadcasters that hold the rights to show the match.

Trio of matches at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
After two away trips on the bounce, the 2-1 win at Getafe in La Liga and the 2-1 reverse at Levante in the Copa del Rey, Ernesto Valverde’s team faces three consecutive fixtures at Camp Nou. The first of those, the opening home game of 2019, comes on Sunday 13 January at 6.30pm CET in week 19 of La Liga.

Leo Messi and Ter Stegen in the UEFA team of the year | FC Barcelona
More recognition for Leo Messi and Marc-André ter Stegen; the Barça captain and German goalkeeper have been chosen in the fans’ Team of the Year. The Argentine was part of the FIFA team for 2017/18 and in the 11FIFPRO named last September.

Background: Jean-Clair Todibo, an atypical teenager | Sport
Despite being a relatively humble club without too much history in France, it shows that TFC care for the youth team. The residence for the players of the lower categories is attached to the training complex. There, has been living for two years, until recently an unknown 19-year-old football player named Jean-Clair Todibo.

Sarri calls January exit for Willian ‘impossible’ amid Malcom swap links | Goal
Maurizio Sarri thinks it is “impossible” for Willian to leave Chelsea in January despite reports suggesting he could be part of a swap deal with Barcelona involving the out-of-favour Malcom. Brazil international Willian was the subject of strong speculation in pre-season, with Barcelona reportedly having offers for him rejected.

Eibar, keen to buy Marc Cucurella from Barca | Sport
Marc Cucurella has been one of the sensations of the league season so far on loan at Eibar from Barcelona. The left-back has been playing left wing and Eibar are thinking about buying him at the end of the season, or so says sporting director Fran Garagarza.

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