Ter Stegen, Arthur and Frenkie de Jong back with the squad | FC Barcelona
All back together. Ernesto Valverde has his whole squad at his orders following the return of the last few players who have been on international duty as the team get ready for the trip to El Butarque to take on Leganés on Saturday. On Thursday Marc-André ter Stegen, Arthur and Frenkie de Jong. The squad trained at at the Ciutat Esportiva with Iñaki Peña, Morer, O. Mingueza, Akieme, C. Pérez and Ansu Fati from the Barça B squad also present.
Leo Messi: 5 years after beating Zarra | FC Barcelona
Friday marks five years since Leo Messi made history. Yet again. On 22 November 2014, the Argentinian netted his 253rd goals in the league to surpass the legendary Telmo Zarra’s tally of 252. It was a record that most people assumed was impossible to break in modern football. But a hat-trick against Sevilla at the Camp Nou did the trick.
Luis Suarez exclusive: A lot of things were invented about my injury | Sport
In the interview which Luis Suarez gave to SPORT, the Uruguayan striker spoke about the controversy which surrounded his injury problems last season. The Barcelona man didn’t hide his anger at some of the information which was published at the time, even saying that a lot was made up.
Barcelona’s centre-back plan: Todibo out and Araujo in | Marca
It’s no secret that Jean-Clair Todibo has failed to fully impress since joining Barcelona in January of 2019 and, with the club needing to raise funds in the upcoming markets, they plan to move the Frenchman on and promote Ronald Araujo from the B team.
The lowdown on CD Leganés | FC Barcelona
The city of Leganés (population 186,000) lies on the south-western outskirts of Madrid, and to most madrileños is best known for being home to Parquesur, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. One of its most popular attractions is a street named after heavy metal kings AC/DC, who came to town for its inauguration. They have a road named after German rocksters The Scorpions too. Awesome people!
10 things you need to know about Moussa Wague | FC Barcelona
Tough beginnings. Wague started playing football barefoot in the street, something that allowed him to “perfect his technique and toughen up his feet.” All this before joining first Aspire Academy and then Belgian side KAS Eupen.
Las Palmas rule out Riqui Puig as Viera replacement | Sport
UD Las Palmas are looking for a player to replace Jonathan Viera in January 2020 but will not move for Barcelona B’s Riqui Puig, the president Miguel Angel Ramirez said in a press conference. Viera, loaned to the islanders by Beijing Guoan until December 31, will return to China most likely and the club will have a hole to fill. However they want a player with more status than Riqui.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi sends Dortmund prodigy Moukoko gifts for 15th birthday | ESPN
Moukoko turned 15 on Wednesday and was astonished to find a personalised token from the Barcelona superstar waiting for him at the Dortmund training ground. ”Oh my god! Got this as a gift from my idol. Many thanks, Leo Messi. Thanks for all your birthday wishes,” the teenage prodigy said in his post on Instagram.
The original scouting report on 14-year-old Xavi Hernandez | Marca
Xavi Hernandez secured his place as one of Barcelona’s truly great players and a scouting report on the midfielder from when he was just 14 shows how highly he was thought of by coaches. He entered the club’s academy system when he was 11 years old and left the club over two decades later.