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FC Barcelona News: 22 October 2019; El Clasico Date Still Unconfirmed, Ballon d’Or Shortlist Announced

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Barcelona and Atletico Madrid reach peace agreement of 15 million euros and rights to players over Griezmann case | Marca
Barcelona were fined 300 euros for holding talks with Griezmann before his release clause was reduced from 200 million euros to 120 million euros. According to El Mundo, the agreement sees Barcelona pay Atletico 15 million euros and the rights to negotiate for five Atletico players, including Saul and Jose Gimenez.

Looking ahead to the Champions League | FC Barcelona
After the 3-0 win at Ipurua against Eibar, Ernesto Valverde’s team returned to training on Monday at the Ciutat Esportiva. Goals from Griezmann, Messi and Suárez lifted them to top of the table with 19 points and the team enjoyed a rest day on Sunday after the previous day’s win in the Basque Country.

FC Barcelona’s path to top spot in La Liga | FC Barcelona
Barça did not have the best of starts to the campaign, losing against Athletic and Granada and picking up a draw at Osasuna in their first three away games. However, Ernesto Valverde’s side have won five games in a row - four in La Liga and one in the Champions League, and the blaugranes now have 19 points in the league, one more than Zinedine Zidane’s side, two more than Granada in third and three more than Atlético Madrid in fourth.

Five Barça players on 2019 Balon d’Or shortlist | FC Barcelona
The shortlist for the 2019 Balon d’Or, organised by France Football magazine, was revealed on Monday evening. In total, five FC Barcelona players are in contention for the prize: Leo Messi, Frenkie de Jong, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Antoine Griezmann, in a men’s category which includes 30 options, and Lieke Martens, up against a further 19 choices in the women’s category.

When and where to see Slavia Prague v Barça | FC Barcelona
If you can’t see the game for whatever reason, remember you can listen to live English commentary on Radio Barça. The link will appear in our Match Center shortly before kick-off, where you will also be able to enjoy minute by minute text and pictures from the game.

Barcelona and Real Madrid left waiting as RFEF postpone Clasico date decision | Goal
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has been unable to make a final decision on a new date for the postponed Clasico clash originally set for October 26 due to new input from La Liga. RFEF confirmed the postponement of the match last Friday following political unrest in Catalonia.

Rummennigge: We will make Coutinho decision when the moment arrives | Sport
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club are really happy with how Philippe Coutinho has started but will wait before making a decision on signing him permanently. The Brazilian is on loan in Germany from Barcelona and Bayern have an option to sign him for 120 million euros next summer.

Riqui Puig confirms he isn’t injured: I’m all good | Marca
Barcelona B’s clash against Llagostera was marred by a poor challenge on Riqui Puig which forced the midfielder off in the dying embers of the match, yet the 20-year-old has moved to confirm he isn’t injured.