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FC Barcelona News: 2 November 2019; Ousmane Dembele Left Out of Match Squad, Samuel Umtiti Not Medically Cleared

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PREVIEW: Levante v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barça head to Levante on Saturday afternoon looking to continue a run of results that has seen them lose just once in La Liga at the City of Valencia Stadium in the last 14 years. The match kicks off at 4.00pm CET. A list of broadcasters can be found here and these are the timetables for the rest of the world.

The squad for the trip to Levante | FC Barcelona
la Liga continues and Barça are on a run five consecutive wins in the league which rises to seven in all competitions. The blaugranes travel to Valencia to take on Levante on Saturday before hosting Slavia Prague in the Champions League and for the La Liga fixture coach Ernesto Valverde has named the 19 man squad.

Barcelona defenders Umtiti & Jordi Alba train before Levante game | Sport
FC Barcelona trained on Friday ahead of Saturday’s league game away against Levante in Valencia. The main news was the presence of Samuel Umtiti, who could return from a knee problem this weekend. Jordi Alba, who ended the game against Real Valladolid with a problem, also took part.

Griezmann will keep Barcelona spot if he performs - Valverde | ESPN
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has assured France World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann that he will continue to play regularly as long as he keeps on performing on the pitch. Griezmann, 28, joined Barca from Atletico Madrid in the summer for €120 million but has been left on the bench for two of the Spanish champions’ last three La Liga matches.

Gerard Pique is a Barcelona icon but is destined for bigger things. Could club president be on the cards? | ESPN
On Tuesday, Gerard Pique was part of the Barca team that went to the top of La Liga with a 5-1 win over Valladolid, spending the last 20 minutes or so playing up front, as he tends to do. The next day he was in Madrid, finalising plans for Davis Cup tennis.

Valverde: No one proposed a salary drop to me for Neymar return! | Sport
Barça boss Valverde said that he “didn’t know” that the players had offered that and added light-heartedly: “No one proposed it to me... Neither when he left or when there was the possibility of coming back!”

The foundations of Barça football | FC Barcelona
The importance of teaching, transmitting and maintaining the imprint of Barça football. With the aim of ensuring the legacy of the style of play, and the Area of Methodology directed by Paco Seirul·lo has been enhanced. Preserving Barça will always be the best signing of all.