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FC Barcelona News: 30 January 2019; Strong Squad Named for Copa del Rey, Catalan Super Cup Date Announced

Sevilla v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Quarter Final Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

PREVIEW: FC Barcelona - Sevilla FC | FC Barcelona
We did it against Athletic Club in 2017, we did it against Espanyol in 2018, we did it against Levante just two weeks ago and now it’s time to do it again. Nobody said winning the Copa del Rey was easy, and if Barça want to win the trophy for a record fifth time in a row, they will once again need to turn around a first leg defeat when they face Sevilla at Camp Nou on Wednesday evening at 9.30pm CET.

The squad for Sevilla | FC Barcelona
On Tuesday evening, Ernesto Valverde announced the list of 18 players called up for the Copa del Rey quarterfinal second leg tie against Sevilla FC. They are: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suarez, Messi, Cillessen, Malcolm, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Prince, S Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal and Vermaelen.

Barcelona want Jean-Clair Todibo arrival brought forward to January - sources | ESPN
Barcelona are pushing to bring Toulouse defender Jean-Clair Todibo to the club before the transfer window shuts, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. Barca confirmed earlier in January that they had reached an agreement for Todibo to join them in the summer when his contract with Toulouse expires.

Record movement at Barcelona in the January transfer window | Marca
Barcelona have overseen seven deals this month by allowing Munir El Haddadi and Denis Suarez to leave, whereas Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jeison Murillo, Frenkie de Jong and Jean-Clair Todibo have been brought in, though the latter two will arrive in the summer; Carles Alena has also been promoted to the first team.

Barcelona to sign Sao Paulo’s Gabriel Novaes | Football Espana
Barcelona have completed the loan signing of Sao Paulo forward Gabriel Novaes with an option to buy, according to Globoesporte. El Mundo Deportivo cite the reports in Brazil that a deal has been done for Novaes to join the club and he will undergo his medical on Wednesday afternoon.

Barça DNA also present in goal | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona system for training young goalkeepers has provided some excellent custodians in recent years, and the club now have players in the position for the four main youth teams who represent Spain for their respective age groups.

The Catalan Super Cup will be played on 6 March | FC Barcelona
Barça and Girona will dispute the fourth edition of the Catalan Super Cup on 6 March at 6.45pm CET at the Nova Creu Alta stadium in the nearby Catalan city of Sabadell. The contest sees the two top Catalan sides from last season in La Liga face each with Ernesto Valverde’s team the reigning champions atfer their victory last season over Espanyol in an emotional penalty shoot out that ended 4-2 thanks to Jasper Cillessen’s crucial save from José Manuel Jurado.

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