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FC Barcelona News: 12 November 2019; Supercopa Draw Made, 22 in Squad for Cartagena Friendly

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Eleventh Barça v Atlético in the Super Cup | FC Barcelona
The semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup 2019/20 will set a new precedent between Barça and Atlético Madrid. Barça hold the advantage in terms of wins between the league, cup, Champions League, Super Cup, league cup and Eva Duarte Cup competitions.

The squad for the friendly against Cartagena | FC Barcelona
The international break is upon us with La Liga on hiatus due to national team fixtures around the globe. Barça are taking advantage of the time to play a fund-raising charity game against Cartagena in which ticket proceeds will go to the victims of September’s floods in the area. For the game that will be played in the Cartagonova stadium, coach Ernesto Valverde has named a 22 man squad.

Five things about Cartagena – Barça | FC Barcelona
Cartagonova Stadium will host a friendly match between FC Cartagena and FC Barcelona on Wednesday. The revenues for the sale of tickets for this match will be destined for those 30,000 people affected by the floods in that area during September.

Sources: Barcelona worried by frequent muscle injuries | ESPN
Barcelona are worried about the number of muscle injuries they are suffering this season after losing full-back Nelson Semedo to a calf problem for five weeks, sources have told ESPN FC. Since the season began in August, manager Ernesto Valverde’s side have endured 17 injuries, with 15 of them muscle related. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele have all been affected.

‘The greatest footballer of all time’ - Gundogan says Messi is the star of this generation | Goal
Lionel Messi is the star player of the current generation and the greatest footballer ever, according to Manchester City and Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. The Barcelona great is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, like Cristiano Ronaldo, and is widely regarded as one of the best players ever.

New Barça kit honours Club’s roots by featuring colours of the Catalan flag | FC Barcelona
With the tagline Ho portem dins (‘It’s deep within us’), FC Barcelona is presenting a new kit for this season that features the Catalan flag, the senyera, in honour of the club’s roots and history: over 120 years the club has grown as an entity that is open to the world, and which views sport as a phenomenon that can build bridges between people.