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FC Barcelona News: 26 November 2019; Focus on Borussia Dortmund, Getafe Eying Carles Alena

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Champions league Group F: How things stand | FC Barcelona
After Barça were held 0-0 draw at home to Slavia Prague in thier last game in Champions League Group F, Borussia Dortmund then went on to defeat Inter Milan in a cracking game at the Westfalenstadion, turning around a 2-0 deficit at the break to take all three points through Achraf Hakimi (2) and Julian Brandt.

Leo Messi, a game away from 700 appearances | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi will reach 700 appearances for FC Barcelona against Borussia Dortmund, a spectacular figure which makes him only the second player to reach the landmark after Xavi Hernández (767). No one in the history of the Club has won more than Messi who has 34 trophies currently to his name. On an individual level he also leads the way with five Ballon d’Or awards and six Golden Shoe awards.

Barça v Borussia Dortmund: Three individual battles to look out for | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund go head-to-head on Wednesday night in Group F with kick-off at the Camp Nou at 9.00pm (CET). On the back of the La Liga victory over Leganés, Barça return to Champions League action knowing a win against the Bundesliga side will not only secure a place in the last 16, but clinch top spot in the group.

Alcacer to miss Barcelona clash | Marca
Paco Alcacer will be unable to face his former club Barcelona on Wednesday in the Champions League due to a knee injury sustained over the weekend while playing for Borussia Dortmund against Paderborn. The blow to the knee in the 3-3 draw saw the Spaniard forced off the field and his efforts to recover in time for the Camp Nou visit have been unsuccessful.

Griezmann: ‘I came to Barça to learn a new style’ | FC Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann joined FC Barcelona in July, and since then he’s played 16 games, four of them in the Champions League. In an interview with UEFA, to coincide with the Barça - Borussia Dortmund fixture on Wednesday, he talked about his adaptation to the team.

‘El Clasico should always be so people in Asia or the US can watch’ - Tebas outlines his vision for La Liga’s expansion | Goal
La Liga president Javier Tebas is eager to see the Spanish top-flight become the most popular competition in the world, with extra importance placed on the scheduling of El Clasico. Tebas assumed control of La Liga back in 2013, and quickly set about making radical changes to the fixture list in order to reach a wider audience.

Messi to Neymar: I’ll leave Barcelona in two years and you’ll take my place | Marca
Lionel Messi did his absolute best to convince Neymar to return to Barcelona last summer. The Argentinian told his former teammate that he could come back to the Camp Nou, where he’d be set to have the baton handed over to him with Messi ready to leave.

Getafe to loan Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena
Getafe have approached Barcelona on a January loan deal for midfielder Carles Alena, according to a report in Cadena Cope. The report states that the midfielder is open to the move to the club who are competing in the Europa League this season, although he has not yet spoken to boss Jose Bordalas.