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FC Barcelona News: 18 November 2019; Antoine Grizemann Scores for France, Barcelona B Earn Last Minute Draw

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The Barça schedule up until winter break | FC Barcelona
Barça have a busy run up to New Year and 2020 with what remains of 2019 bringing a run of eight matches in 28 days. Let’s have a look at what is in store from now until the end of December.

Albania 0-2 France | BBC
France required a win to confirm top spot ahead of runners-up Turkey and remain in contention to be one of the top seeds at next summer’s tournament. Corentin Tolisso headed in Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick for his first international goal after eight minutes. Griezmann then converted Leo Dubois’ cut-back midway through the first half.

Barcelona not the easiest place to play but everything will be good, says Griezmann | Goal
Antoine Griezmann accepts his integration to life at Barcelona has not been easy but remains convinced he will be successful at Camp Nou. After over a year of speculation and transfer rumours, Barca finally secured the signing of Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, triggering his €120 million ($133m/£103m) release clause.

A duel between friends | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi and Luis Suárez are more used to combining for goals at club level, but the pair will go head-to-head in an international encounter when Argentina play Uruguay in Tel Aviv on Monday (8:15pm CET). The two friends and Barça teammates will be competing in a friendly encounter in the Israeli capital.

‘He’s never changed’ - Banega insists Messi is the same as he was as a child | Goal
Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega says Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi has not changed since he was child despite his glittering playing career. Banega and Messi both grew up in the Argentine city of Rosario and played youth football alongside each other before Banega’s move to Boca Juniors’ academy as a 13-year-old in 2000.

Eric Abidal: We are negotiating Lionel Messi’s new contract | Football Espana
Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal has confirmed the club are in talks with Lionel Messi over a new contract. The Barcelona skipper in under contract at the Camp Nou until June 2021, however the club are eager to renew his deal, which could see him remain in Catalonia until the end of his career.

Wague lacking match practice heading in Barça’s game at Leganes | Sport
Moussa Wague could make his first appearance of the season next weekend for Barcelona when they travel to Leganes in the league. Barça are without the injured Nelson Semedo and suspended Sergi Roberto for the game, which in theory leaves the right-back position open for the Senegal international.

Barça B 3-3 Cornella: Carles Perez scores in thrilling draw | Sport
Barça B were boosted by the presence of Carles Perez, who was making his first appearance of the season after spending the campaign with the first team until now. He had scored in the first team’s friendly win at Cartagena in midweek and opened the scoring against Cornella after good work from Riqui Puig.

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