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FC Barcelona News: 23 March 2019; Lionel Messi Picks Up Injury, TAD re-open ‘Chumi case’,

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Messi to miss Argentina’s game against Morocco | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona star captained his side and played the entire 90 minutes of the friendly against Venezuela at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, but they would lose 1-3. It was his first appearance since the 2018 World Cup quarter final loss against France, which was followed by a short-lived international retirement for Argentina’s all-time top goalscorer.

Messi’s targets for the rest of the season | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi has equalled or beaten some great records in 2019. In the month of March the captain of FC Barcelona equalled Iniesta for the most official matches played for the Club (674), and also surpassed him in terms of League appearances. Subsequently, he passed Xavi Hernández as the Blaugrana with most Club wins in history (477).

Cadena SER: TAD re-open the ‘Chumi case’ but Barça needn’t worry | Sport
However this latest appeal isn’t for Levante to be reinstated into the competition but rather so they can receive financial compensation for the error. According to the appeal process, they are willing to investigate whether Chumi was ineligable and as such shouldn’t have appeared in the match.

Barcelona open to selling Coutinho for offer upwards of £90m - sources | ESPN
Coutinho has been in and out of the starting lineup this season, and was even booed by his own supporters during a 3-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano. The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away and while there have been no official bids, there is interest in the midfielder.

De Jong chose Barcelona over PSG after Nike agreed to subsidise wages - sources | ESPN
Nike played a key role in Frenkie de Jong’s decision to reject an offer from Paris Saint-Germain and sign for Barcelona, sources have told ESPN FC. The company, a sponsor of both Barca and De Jong, will pay a large amount of the midfielder’s salary, sources close to the club said.

Barcelona to pay €50m for striker Luka Jovic | Football Espana
Barcelona are prepared to pay €50m to land in-demand Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic this summer, according to The Guardian. The Catalan club’s management trio of Eric Abidal, Pep Segura and Ramon Planes travelled to Milan last week to see the Bosnian-born player face Inter in the Europa League.

La Masia youth teams learn about Johan Cruyff | FC Barcelona
Boys from U9 to U19 and girls from U12 to Barça B have been learning about Johan Cruyff in sessions that have been going on since Monday in the Masia auditorium, consisting of three audiovisual pieces and talks with staff members that had the honour of working under the Dutchman in their playing days. The first video is of Cruyff as a player, the second is of him as Barça manager and the third looks at his training and game methodologies, what we now know of as the Barça DNA.

Real Madrid enter the battle to secure De Ligt’s signature | Sport
In the last few days, Real Madrid have considered making a move for Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt to cover the potential loss of Raphael Varane in the summer. De Ligt is one of the most sought after players in the upcoming transfer window with FC Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich all interested in the young Dutch star.