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FC Barcelona News: 23 February 2019; 18 Players Make Sevilla Trip, Ernesto Valverde Maintains Trust in Luis Suarez

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Preview: Sevilla v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Its fourth against first on Saturday (4.15pm CET) as FC Barcelona look to consolidate their strong lead in La Liga at Sevilla, one of the toughest away trips in the competition and a ground where they have already been beaten once this season.

The squad for the trip to Sevilla | FC Barcelona
La Liga returns with a tough away trip to the Sánchez Pizjuán to take on Sevilla. On Saturday Ernesto Valverde’s team face Pablo Machín’s men at 4.15pm CET and the Barça coach has announced his 18 man list for the game.

Valverde: Barcelona persist with goal-shy Suarez, Messi form is fine | ESPN
Barca have won just one of their last five games in all competitions -- drawing the other four -- and Suarez has failed to find the net in any of those matches. The Uruguayan striker, who came in for heavy criticism following his performance in the Champions League stalemate against Lyon in midweek, has registered just one goal in his last 17 appearances in Europe.

Sevilla-Barça: Watch out for the last 15 minutes | FC Barcelona
The last quarter of an hour of the game: a vital scoring spell for Ernesto Valverde’s Barça team. 15 minutes in which the blaugranes often take advantage to kill a game off. This season FC Barcelona are the club who have scored most goals in this period of the game with a total of 16. In fact, it is Barça’s favourite period of the 90 minutes in which to find the net.

Five players a booking away from missing next week’s Clasico | Sport
Barcelona and Real Madrid players may already have one eye on next weekend’s La Liga Clasico when they play this weekend. Both sides have several players at risk of missing the game -- to be played at the Bernabeu on March 2 after the Copa del Rey Clasico on Feb. 27 -- if they are booked this weekend

Ten standout quotes from the interview with De Jong | FC Barcelona
After confirming his signing for FC Barcelona, Frenkie De Jong spoke to the club’s media to give his first thoughts about his exciting future as a Blaugrana. In the interview he spoke about his move, Barça’s history of Dutch players, the styles of his new club and of Ajax, and names such as Leo Messi, Johan Cruyff and Ronald Koeman.

Barcelona target Adrien Rabiot sacks mother as agent | Football Espana
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has sacked his agent – who is also a mum – allegedly for blocking his move to Barcelona, report Diario Sport. The 23-year-old is out of contract at the French champions in June and has been linked with several top European clubs, including a move to the Camp Nou.

Marc-André ter Stegen visits the Sagrada Familia with the REVISTA BARÇA | FC Barcelona
The Barça goalkeeper paid a very first visit to the famous Sagrada Familia with the magazine and in the in depth interview he explains his love for the city of Barcelona, a place where the German international feels right at home. Ter Stegen also touches on his career at Barça so far, his development as a player and his view of football and life off the pitch.

Messi’s charity donates 200,000 euros to a project in Kenya | Marca
Lionel Messi’s charitable foundation has donated 200,000 euros to help fund projects with UNICEF in Kenya. The money will go towards building a water pump and supplying food.

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