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FC Barcelona News: 26 October 2019; Arthur Called Up for Brazil Friendlies, New Protests Scheduled on El Clasico Day

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‘Psychological issues’ to blame for Barcelona’s Champions League losses to Roma and Liverpool - Ter Stegen | Goal
The season before last the Blaugrana held a 4-1 lead from the first leg, before Roma won 3-0 at home in the return fixture to eliminate Barca on away goals. Last campaign it was Liverpool’s turn to cause red faces in Catalunya, roaring back from a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their semi-final tie to win 4-0 at Anfield and deny Ter Stegen’s men a chance at European glory.

The tense discussion in the Barcelona dressing room: We won’t win the Champions League like this | Marca
Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Slavia Prague was one of the least convincing in a while and there was tension in the dressing room afterwards. Before the coaching staff entered, the players had a discussion, with the dressing room leaders speaking out.

Arthur and Emerson named in Brazil squad for November internationals | Sport
Arthur Melo is the only Barcelona player called up for Brazil for November’s friendlies against Argentina and South Korea. The Barça midfielder is a regular for his club and his country now and he will feature in the games on Nov. 15 and Nov. 19, providing he’s fit.

‘Tsunami Democràtic’ announce protests to coincide with new Clasico date | Sport
Among the days is Dec. 18, the new date for the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou. Alongside the date, thee movement posted the comment: ‘We’re playing at home.’ Other protests have been given a ‘Surprise location.’

Barcelona intensify interest in Inter striker Lautaro Martinez | Football Espana
Barcelona are intensifying their interest in Inter striker Lautaro Martinez - who they have scouted extensively - report Diario AS. It follows a fresh claim in El Mundo Deportivo this week that the striker’s release clause, which had originally been reported to stand at €110m - an attainable value for the Spanish champions - is actually €200m.

Iniesta reveals plans to get into coaching after retiring from playing career | Goal
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, currently plying his trade with Vissel Kobe in Japan, has revealed he wants to get into coaching once he hangs up his boots, but admits he intends to keep playing until it no longer brings him joy.

Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati will not play for Barça B against Sabadell | Sport
Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati remain in the first team dynamic and will have the weekend off like the rest of their teammates. With the Clasico postponed, there was a possibility that they would play for Barça B in Sunday’s derby against Sabadell at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.

Two clauses block Mateu Alemany from leaving Valencia | Sport
Negotiations between Barcelona and the club’s general director Mateu Alemany to end his contract which runs until 2020 are at a key stage, according to ‘Plaza Depoertiva’. There are two clauses that both parties are trying to resolve which would allow Alemany to embark on a new chapter in his career, with an offer from Barcelona, among others, on the table.

‘Pros behind the pros’, the miniseries that shows the everyday lives of the professionals behind | FC Barcelona
The four episodes are now available on Barça and Beko’s digital channels. Each part offers viewers the chance to get an exclusive look at the lives of a wide variety of professionals that are rarely in the public eye, but who work together with Ernesto Valverde and his team, and also with the residents of La Masia.

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