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FC Barcelona News: 5 March 2019; Catalan Super Cup Approaches as Nacho Monreal Rumors Resurface

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Barça Quiz: Behind all the wins, draws and losses in El Clásico history | FC Barcelona
After Barça’s latest piece of work at the Santiago Bernabéu, the Catalans are now leading the all-time series against Real Madrid, 96-95. But the numbers go far deeper than just wins and losses. Put yourself to the test with our quiz about the head-to-head record between the arch-rivals!

Valverde’s three talks that ensured victory at the Santiago Bernabeu | Marca
In both triumphs, Ernesto Valverde played a decisive role. For instance, the coach addressed Barcelona’s failures in the first half of the Copa del Rey meeting, where it was 0-0 at half-time and Madrid had been superior, by altering things at the break as he saw his side go out and score three goals to secure their place in the final.

Has Pique surpassed Puyol’s legacy? | Marca
It’s been five years since Carles Puyol announced his retirement from football with injuries having accelerated his Barcelona departure, but with Gerard Pique’s incredible Clasico performance still fresh in the memory, it’s worth asking whether he has surpassed his former mentor’s legacy?

Fekir warns Barça: “We believe we can win at the Camp Nou” | Sport
Nabil Fekir is one of Olympique de Lyon’s star men and hopes they will be able to see off FC Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League. The French midfielder has recovered recently from a minor injury and, after missing the first leg through suspension, is aiming to be 100% for the return leg at the Camp Nou next week.

How to follow the Catalan Super Cup against Girona | FC Barcelona
Wednesday 6 March brings the Catalan Super Cup between FC Barcelona and Girona. The game kicks off at 6.45pm CET and is being shown live on Catalan channel TV3.

De Jong: Barça asked me to knock out Real Madrid when they signed me | Sport
Frenkie de Jong is looking forward to facing Real Madrid in the Champions League. After the first leg, Ajax must come from behind to reach the last eight of the competition, but they face a Madrid side lacking in front of goal (as shown in both Clasicos against Barcelona).

Overmars: I like Barcelona but I don’t know what De Ligt is going to do | Sport
De Ligt is wanted by Europe’s biggest clubs and Overmars, a former Barcelona player, spoke to TV3 about him as he oversaw Ajax train at the Bernabeu ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Real Madrid.

Barcelona consider Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal | Football Espana
Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal as a back-up to Jordi Alba, according to reports. The 33-year-old joined the Gunners from Malaga in January 2013 and has gone on to make 227 first-team appearances for the club but is out of contract this summer.

La Liga to scrap Monday nights, more Sunday football | Football Espana
La Liga and the Spanish FA have agreed to scrap Monday night football for next season and will increase matches on a Sunday, report Cadena Cope. The two organisations have long-running disputes over a number of administrational issues, with league chief Javier Tebas keen on spreading matches out across the weekend for television purposes.

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