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FC Barcelona News: 23 November 2019; Barcelona Take on Leganes, Clement Lenglet Injury Not Serious

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Barça squad to visit Leganés | FC Barcelona
La Liga returns after the international break with a test for Ernesto Valverde’s men away from home. Before playing host to Borussia Dorrtmund in the Champions League, Barça are away at Leganés in week 14 of La Liga. For the game the Barça coach has named the 20 man squad.

Barça’s record after international breaks | FC Barcelona
Since Ernesto Valverde took over at Barça for the 2017/18 season there have been a total of 10 breaks for international fixtures. The return to action has always been positive with the blaugranes never having lost a game, their record being 7 wins and 3 draws in those 10 games.

‘They were hard times’ - Messi opens up on difficult start to life at Barcelona | Goal
Lionel Messi has offered an insight into the struggles he faced at the start of his Barcelona career, insisting that despite plenty of “hard times” he never considered going home. Messi rose through the ranks at La Masia before graduating to the senior squad in 2004, and he has since managed to win an astounding 34 trophies at Camp Nou, including 10 La Liga titles and four European Cups.

Messi: Ballon d’Or is a beautiful recognition | Goal
Barcelona star Lionel Messi talked up the significance of the Ballon d’Or, but said even the individual award came down to team success.Messi, 32, is a five-time winner of the prize, claiming it in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet set for Champions League return | Football Espana
Barcelona centre back Clement Lenglet is in line to return to the squad for their midweek Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. The former Sevilla defender suffered a knee injury on international duty with France, and manager Ernesto Valverde opted to leave him out of the La Liga weekend squad to travel to Leganes.

Borussia Dortmund draw before visiting Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Lucien Favre’s team went behind to goals from Streli Mamba, (5 and 37 minutes), and Gerrit Holtmann (42). Paco Alcácer had to leave the pitch before the break, and just after half-time Jadon Sancho cut the deficit (1-3). In a frantic last few minutes, Axel Witsel (84) and Marco Reus (92) salvaged a point.

Marchisio: The best player in the history of football is Andres Iniesta | Sport
Ex-Italy international Claudio Marchisio considers former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta the best to ever play the game. Marchisio, who recently retired from football, was full of praise for Iniesta: “How did Iniesta not win a Ballon d’Or? I don’t understand it. He has three brains, one in his right foot, one in his left foot and another in his head.

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