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FC Barcelona News: 23 October 2019; 20 Travel to Prague, El Clasico Date Confirmed

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PREVIEW: Slavia Prague v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barça travel to the Czech Republic knowing that a win in this match and the return will leave them just a point away from qualifying from Group F to the Champions League knockout stage.

The squad for the trip to Prague | FC Barcelona
European competition returns with a clash against Slavia Prague on Wednesday. Barça will face their third game of the group stage in the Czech Republic with kick off set for Wednesday at 9.00pm CEST at the Eden Arena. On Tuesday the Barça coach announced his 20 man squad for the trip:

Explained: Why El Clasico was cancelled & when Barcelona vs Real Madrid will be played | Goal
El Clasico is one of the biggest derby games in football as Spain’s bitterest of rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns. The first Clasico of the 2019-20 season was due to take place in October 2019, but political unrest in Spain has forced its postponement, causing a severe headache for the country’s football administrators.

Who benefits more from the change of date for El Clasico: Barcelona or Real Madrid? | Marca
The Competition Committee of the Spanish Football Federation have announced that El Clasico will be moved from October 26 to December 18. The match had originally been postponed due to the ongoing political and social crisis in Catalonia following the lengthy jail sentences handed to Catalan political leaders.

Lenglet: It makes no difference when El Clasico is played | Marca
Barcelona’s game against Real Madrid has been postponed for another date, but Clement Lenglet has insisted that it makes no difference when it will be played.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid ‘pact for players’ | Football Espana
Barcelona have reportedly paid Atletico Madrid €15m for first option on signing Saul Niguez, Jose Maria Gimenez and three other academy players. A report in El Mundo claims the deal is a confidential one that will be denied by both clubs and was agreed to smooth relations between the clubs following the deal for Antoine Griezmann.

Abidal’s cousin to testify on November 8 | Marca
Eric Abidal’s cousin is set to appear before the Spanish court on November 8 at 10am CET. Gerard Armand has been summoned to testify in relation to the liver donation he made to the former Barcelona player in 2012.

Victor Valdes yet to terminate Barcelona contract | Football Espana
Victor Valdes did not sign the termination of his contract with Barcelona which has led to complications for his successor. As outlined by Marca, Catalunya Radio say the former goalkeeper has yet to sign the agreement of him parting the club, meaning his successor Franc Artiga won’t be allowed to be in charge for their upcoming game against Slavia Prague in the UEFA Youth League.