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FC Barcelona News: 5 February 2019; Preparations Continue for Copa del Rey El Clasico

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Dembele back but lacking rhythm to start his first-ever Clasico | Sport
After 17 days, it’s still not known whether the ‘Mosquito’ will be back for the Copa del Rey Clasico on Wednesday. He trained outside on Monday but alone, not with his teammates. However, he has recovered from tonsillitis which briefly disrupted his recovery work last week.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona - Real Madrid | FC Barcelona
The cup is back at the Camp Nou, with Barça playing the first of three Clasicos in less than a month. It’s a 9.00pm kick-off local time, and this guide will help you to work out what time it will be starting in your part of the world.

The first ever meeting between Madrid and FC Barcelona in 1902 | FC Barcelona
May 13, 1902. One hundred and seventeen years ago. That was the day when FC Barcelona, formed two and a half years earlier, first appeared in Madrid to start off what was set to become arguably the greatest rivalry in world football.

El Clásico Trivia Quiz | FC Barcelona
Test your knowledge of Barça v Real Madrid games with 18 questions divided into six different categories.

Messi hasn’t spoken to Argentina boss ‘for a while’ as injury clouds international recall plans | Goal
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni admits it has been “a while” since he last spoke to superstar Lionel Messi. Messi last played for the national team at the 2018 World Cup, but is widely expected to make his return in March.

Barcelona vice-president ‘cannot see’ Neymar return | Football Espana
Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has poured cold water on reports that Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar could return to the club. The Brazilian star joined the Parisian club in a world record €222m deal in 2017 but various reports have linked the star with a return to the Blaugrana.

Real Madrid, Barcelona interest in Benfica’s Joao Felix | Football Espana
Real Madrid and Barcelona are among the clubs interest in signing highly-rated Benfica teenager Joao Felix, report Diario AS. The 19-year-old has risen to prominence for the Lisbon-based giants this season and has netted five goals in his last seven appearances.