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FC Barcelona News: 19 November 2019; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez Score in Friendly

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Argentina 2-2 Uruguay | BBC
Lionel Messi scored an injury-time penalty as Argentina rescued a draw in their friendly with South American rivals Uruguay in Tel Aviv. Messi’s Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez had given Uruguay a second-half lead from a free-kick before Martin Caceres handled in the area.

Barça back in training | FC Barcelona
After a few days rest for the FC Barcelona first team squad due to international commitments for the players, Ernesto Valverde put his available players through their paces on Pitch 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Monday evening. The big news was the presence of Arturo Vidal, who trained alongside his teammates.

Stats one month out from El Clásico | FC Barcelona
El Clásico is drawing ever closer, and the big game at the Camp Nou is now just 30 days away. It will be the two teams’ first meeting against each other this season, and we take a look at 10 ‘Need to Know’ stats a month out from the clash.

Jaime Latre, who rowed with Messi, to ref Leganes v Barca | Sport
Santiago Jaime Latre is taking charge of Barcelona’s trip to face Leganes at Butarque on Saturday, 1pm. The VAR ref will be Mario Melero López.

Kluivert tells SPORT: The best thing for Riqui Puig is to go out on loan | Sport
During an intense morning talking with SPORT, Patrick Kluivert never lost the smile which always accompanies him. The Dutchman spoke in the gardens of Oriol Tort outside La Masia about his first few months at Barcelona’s director of youth football.

Kluivert: “Ansu should drop down to B team if he doesn’t get minutes” | Sport
In the interview with SPORT, Patrick Kluivert was asked about Ansu Fati’s situation. The teenage forward burst on to the scene earlier this season but has found minutes harder to come by recently. Kluivert, Barcelona’s director of youth football, believes games with Barça B could be the answer.

Neymar ‘always an option’ for Barcelona, says sporting director Eric Abidal | Sky Sports
Neymar will “always be an option” for Barcelona given his understanding of the philosophy of the club, according to sporting director Eric Abidal. Barca spent the bulk of the last transfer window trying to lure Neymar back from Paris Saint-Germain, two years after he left the Catalan club for a world-record transfer fee of £200m.

Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz wants Barcelona - reports | Football Espana
Fabian Ruiz is stalling on contract negotiations with Napoli as he is open to joining Barcelona, claim El Mundo Deportivo. A report in The Guardian a fortnight ago claimed that the Blaugrana, alongside Real Madrid and Manchester City, were watching the highly-rated midfielder.

Barcelona eye Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic | Football Espana
Barcelona have identified Fiorentina central defender Nikola Milenkovic as a transfer target, according to reports. The Blaugrana may even push to sign the Serbian in the January transfer window, as our sister site Football Italia cites La Nazione as reporting.

Barcelona eyeing Bruno Petkovic | Marca
Barcelona are already looking for a striker to take over from Luis Suarez and attention has reportedly turned to Bruno Petkovic. The 25-year-old has starred for Dinamo Zagreb this season, as well as bagging four goals in seven games from Croatia in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Barcelona and Manchester United join race to sign Eduardo Camavinga | Marca
Barcelona and Manchester United have joined the race to sign Eduardo Camavinga. The 17-year-old Rennes midfielder is attracted interest from Europe’s top clubs for his performances in Ligue 1.