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FC Barcelona News: 7 October 2019; Barcelona Victorious Against Sevilla, Barcelona B Hammered

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FC Barcelona 4-0 Sevilla: A thriller at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
A fantastically open game saw chances at both ends even before five minutes were on the clock. Each time Barça pressed in the opening stages of the game, Sevilla ensured appropriate numbers were back to take the sting out of their attacks, whilst the hosts kept the Andalusians at arms length.

Ter Stegen reaches 200 games at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Marc-André ter Stegen arrived at Barça in 2014 and against Sevilla he made his 200th appearance in as a blaugrana. The German international celebrated by keeping a clean sheet in the 4-0 win at Camp Nou in La Liga. The goalkeeper has won 13 trophies in that time at Barça and has become a first favourite amongst the fans at FC Barcelona.

More than 300 goals in the Valverde era | FC Barcelona
With the four goals scored in the win against Sevilla, Ernesto Valverde’s Barça have exceeded 300 goals. Since the coach took over the first team in the summer of 2017, FC Barcelona have managed to score a total of 301 goals in all competitions, encompassing 129 official matches. The coach’s overall record thus far is 87 wins, 28 draws and only 14 losses.

‘It’s hard to hear him speak Spanish!’ - Valverde questions Dembele red card | Goal
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde was left pondering Ousmane Dembele’s red card at the end of his side’s rout of Sevilla, claiming the Frenchman’s grasp of Spanish would have restricted the words that led to his dismissal. Dembele was sent off two minutes from time for protesting the red card shown to Barcelona debutant Ronald Araujo in Sunday’s 4-0 LaLiga victory, and Valverde said the late disciplinary flurry did not reflect the manner of the game.

Dembele risks missing El Clasico for saying ‘you’re very bad’ to the referee | Marca
Miguel Antonio Mateu Lahoz sent off Ousmane Dembele late on in Barcelona’s 4-0 victory over Sevilla for the Frenchman’s reaction to Ronald Araujo’s own red card. The referee report has revealed what Dembele said to get himself his marching orders.

Araujo debuts... and gets sent off 13 minutes later | Marca
Ronald Araujo became the latest young player to debut for Barcelona this season, but his first game ended prematurely as he sent off just 13 minutes after his arrival. The Uruguayan came on in the 73rd minute when Jean-Clair Todibo was forced off, but in the 86th minute he was the last man as he fouled Javier Hernandez and was shown a straight red card.

Jean-Clair Todibo set to face Eibar in next Liga game | Sport
The clash with Sevilla was his first appearance since the Joan Gamper and he could not finish it, but because of match fitness problems not an injury. The defender said: “It’s been a long time since playing and I felt tired. I’m a bit sad for not being able to finish the game but the change was because I was tired.”

Bartomeu: ‘Today, Barça is more successful, stronger economically, more innovative and more committed’ | FC Barcelona
The Members’ Assembly 2019 started with a speech from President Josep Maria Bartomeu, who had the idea of ​​’More than a Club’ as a driver. “We say that we are ‘more than a club’ when we win but also we used the phrase in the years when we suffered a drought, as a justification.

How the voting went at the 2019 Assembly | FC Barcelona
After FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu opened the annual Assembly with a speech extolling Barça as a “more successful, more economically and financially wealthy, more innovative and more committed” Club than ever before, the delegates on hand listened to and voted on various presentations, including last season’s financial report and this season’s budget outlook.

Hércules 4-1 Barça B: Reaction without reward | FC Barcelona
Barça B fell to their second loss of the season, 4-1 against Hercules. The team from Alicante were already 2-0 up by half-time, thanks to the goals from Yeray and Benja. Although Riqui Puig responded for the visitors in the second half, another from Benja and one from Carlos Martínez secured the win for the hosts.