Another damp training session | FC Barcelona
A long week of preparations for the LaLiga game against Mallorca (Saturday, 9pm CET, Camp Nou) is approaching its end, and the FC Barcelona first team squad braved the rain that has plagued the city over the past two days to train at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Thursday. Besides the available players from the senior squad, Ronald Araujo, Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati from Barça B all joined in the session.
The lowdown on RCD Mallorca | FC Barcelona
The Mediterranean island of Mallorca, visited by some 28 million mainly sun-seeking tourists every year, needs little introduction. The football club are based in the capital, Palma de Mallorca, with its wonderful cathedral and old town.
Who has played for Barça and Mallorca? | FC Barcelona
Ten players who played both for the Catalans and the Balearic islanders. Can you name them from our clues?
Luis Suarez on Messi’s retirement hint: His words were misunderstood | Marca
Luis Suarez has asserted that Lionel Messi, his Barcelona teammate and best friend, is not planning to retire from football anytime soon. The Uruguayan believes that the Argentine’s remarks about potentially retiring in the near future, which came during the Ballon d’Or ceremony, were widely misinterpreted.
Jordi Alba ready for the Clasico, hard for Semedo to be fit | Sport
Ernesto Valverde’s first choice full backs Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo are out injured. However the Spaniard should be fit to replace Junior Firpo for the Clasico on December 18 as he bids to return from his hamstring problem. Semedo, on the other hand, will find it hard to be back for the game so Sergi Roberto will fill in.
Samuel Umtiti has offers from the Premier League | Sport
Samuel Umtiti is finally back in business, it seems. The French defender has played two conscutive games without physical problems and it seems he’s getting his form back. Umtiti’s recovery has been noticed by big clubs in the Premier League. Man United, Chelsea and even Manchester City, say L’Equipe, are considering a move for the Barca centre-back.
Ronald Koeman on Barcelona job - never say never | Football Espana
Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has hinted he could soon take the helm at Barcelona: “Never say never.” According to a report in Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo last month, director of the Dutch FA Nico-Jan Hoogma revealed an option in Koeman’s contract to join the Blaugrana next summer.
Emerson: I’m clear that I’ll go to Barcelona and play to win the Champions League | Marca
Real Betis have had a mixed season to this point, but one of the bright spots has been the emergence of right-back Emerson, who has declared he will join Barcelona and fight to win the Champions League. The Blaugrana retain an option to sign the defender permanently in 2021, and he expects the Catalan club to take this up when the time comes.