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FC Barcelona News: 21 October 2019; Focus Turns to Champions League, Inter Maintain Ivan Rakitić Interest

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Clement Lenglet in favour of El Clasico postponement | Football Espana
Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet has admitted that the decision to postpone next weekend’s El Clasico was correct. The decision to move the Camp Nou clash came after La Liga appealed to the RFEF to move the game to a date later in 2019, and the French international told an interview with Marca that the choice makes sense.

Barça president Bartomeu: Prison is not the solution but neither is violence | Sport
Barcelona president Josep María Bartomeu has positioned himself on the protests which have been seen across Catalonia over the last week following the ruling which saw nine political leaders jailed for their role in the region’s 2017 push for independence from Spain.

Barça and Slavia, a mirror image | FC Barcelona
Many kilometers separate Barcelona and the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague: more than 1,300. But FC Barcelona and SK Slavia in Prague are not as different as it might seem. The origins of both clubs go back to the end of the 19th century. In fact, Slavia are seven years older than Barça, since they were founded in 1892.

The story of Hanke, the only Czech at Barça | FC Barcelona
The story of an almost anonymous player. The story of a unique player at FC Barcelona, not only for being the first and last Czech player in the history of the club, but also because he’s the only one to play for both FC Barcelona and Slavia Prague. His story is worth being re-told, because he lived to play football, not to suffer the ravages of war, and FC Barcelona eased his pain.

Koeman has clause allowing him to join Barcelona in Netherlands contract - KNVB | ESPN
Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has a clause in his contract which would allow him to leave if Barcelona came in for him, a KNVB director said. Koeman, whose goal won Barca their first-ever European Cup in 1992, has enhanced his reputation as a manager since taking over the Dutch national side.

Inter poised for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic | Football Espana
Inter are favourites to land Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic in January with Antonio Conte insisting on a deal, say Calciomercato. The Croatian international has been linked with a move away from Ernesto Valverde’s side in recent months, after the club stalled on offering him a contract extension this summer.

Barcelona scout Schalke midfielder Amine Harit | Football Espana
Barcelona are tracking Schalke midfielder Amine Harit according to reports in Diario Sport. Harit is highly rated by the Bundesliga side, and the defending La Liga champions have reportedly sent scouts to assess him in their weekend clash with Hoffenheim.

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