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FC Barcelona News: 9 April 2019; 22 Players Make Manchester Trip

FC Barcelona v Olympique Lyonnais - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images

The squad for Manchester United | FC Barcelona
Vermaelen is out with discomfort in his left leg. O. Dembélé is in the squad, but does not have medical clearance. Todibo is travelling with the team despite not being registered for the Champions League. Carles Aleñá will wear the number 26, the number he was initially registered with for this season’s Champions League.

Piqué goes back to Old Trafford | FC Barcelona
Almost 11 years ago now Gerard Piqué left Old Trafford to return to his boyhood club. In the summer of 2008 the Catalan centre back left behind the club that had been his home since 2004 to come back to Camp Nou and help the Club to record the most successful period in its history. Now, some 4,104 days since his final appearance in a Barça shirt (13 April 2008, a 2-1 win over Arsenal ), Piqué returns to the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ to come face to face with his past.

Ibrahimovic: ‘United vs Barça will be a very attractive duel to watch’ | FC Barcelona
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been fortunate enough to play for both Barça (2009/10) and Manchester United (2016-18) over the course of his nomadic career, and he gave his opinion on the Champions League tie between the two sides from his home in Los Angeles.

Man Utd and Barça: Friends reunited? | FC Barcelona
True or false. We take a look at several couples who will face each other on Wednesday at Old Trafford. Which ones have been at the same club together?

When and where to see Manchester United vs FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are looking to make it into the semi finals of the Champions League, and this page should help you to work out what time the 9.00pm CEST kick-off for the first leg of their quarter final against Manchester United translates to where you live.

Iniesta: Barcelona haven’t lost their shine | Marca
Andres Iniesta has left Barcelona, but the midfielder is still a fan from afar and will always be associated with the Catalan side. Since his exit last summer, some have suggested that the Azulgrana have lost something, but he doesn’t agree.

Weekend numbers: Lionel Messi 335, Mo Salah 50, Lewandowski 200 | ESPN
One more fun Messi-stat. The Argentine and his chief partner-in-crime, Luis Suarez, have scored more La Liga goals this season than 18 of the 19 other teams in the league. Only Real Madrid have more, with 55. Barcelona have scored 81 as a team, in case you were wondering.

Olsen hails ‘very special’ de Jong ahead of Barca move | Goal
Jesper Olsen labelled Barcelona-bound Frenkie de Jong a “very special” player as the Ajax star prepares to team up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou. De Jong will move to La Liga champions Barca at the end of the season after agreeing a transfer worth €86million in total.

‘De Ligt departure is unstoppable’ – Barcelona & Juventus target will leave Ajax, says De Boer | Goal
Matthijs de Ligt is destined to link up with Barcelona or Juventus sooner or later, admits Ronald de Boer, with an Ajax legend conceding that a departure from Amsterdam is “pretty much unstoppable”. The 19-year-old defender has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in European football.

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