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FC Barcelona News: 12 March 2019; Preparations Continue for Champions League

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Gaze fixed on the Champions League | FC Barcelona
Return to work for Ernesto Valverde’s squad following their victory over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. The available players carried out the session at the Ciutat Esportiva where the players who featured against Rayo did recovery work. Also present in the session were Barça B squad members Morer, J. Cuenca and O. Busquets. Prior to the session the squad had their official photo taken for the 2018/19 season.

5.000 Lyon fans will be at Camp Nou on Wednesday | Sport
“All the tickets given to Lyon have been sold, the fans have mobilised, individually or in groups, to travel to Barcelona and 15 coaches are heading to Camp Nou,” said Lyon on their website.

The referee who oversaw 4-0 defeat to PSG to officiate Barcelona’s match against Lyon | Marca
Barcelona’s Champions League round of 16 second leg against Lyon on Wednesday will be refereed by a familiar face in Szymon Marciniak. The Polish official was in charge when Barcelona lost 4-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the round of 16 in 2016/17 as well as the 3-0 defeat to Juventus in the quarter-finals.

Samuel Umtiti’s hard confession over injury woes | Sport
During the interview he was asked how the injury has been developing and if he is ready to play. “It’s the coach who takes the decisions, but I’m very happy to be able to play. It’s something that I couldn’t do for three months. I might be able to stay in the line up or not, but the important thing is that my health is good, my knee and body are responding well.”

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt the ‘priority’ for Barcelona | Football Espana
Barcelona have made signing Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt their ‘priority’ this summer while the defender wants to join the club, say reports in the Catalan media. The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.

A Blaugrana family photo! | FC Barcelona
For the third consecutive year, the football players from FC Barcelona’s male and female first teams came together for an official photo. They were joined by the president of FC Barcelona, ​​Josep Maria Bartomeu, and the two coaches, Ernesto Valverde and Lluís Cortés.

Barcelona U18s look to reach UEFA Youth League quarter-finals | Marca
Three months after the last game in the Mini Estadi, against Tottenham in the UEFA Youth League group stage, Barcelona U18s face Hertha Berlin at 18:00 CET on Tuesday. Denis Silva’s team face the Germans after they knocked out Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in the previous round, which Barcelona did not have to compete in as group winners.

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