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FC Barcelona News: 20 August 2019; Ousmane Dembele Injured Again, Lionel Messi Trains Seperately

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Dembélé set for five weeks out | FC Barcelona
A medical examination on Ousmane Dembélé has diagnosed a strain of his left hamstring. The Frenchman is set to be out for approximately five weeks as a result.

Work continues with Betis on the horizon | FC Barcelona
With the first home match of the season on the horizon, Ernesto Valverde’s players are continuing to work hard. Those available trained on Pitch 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, with Nelson Semedo doing specific work. Iñaki Peña, Chumi and C. Pérez from Barça B made up the numbers.

Messi continues to train separately | Marca
Barcelona’s Tuesday morning training session was noteworthy more so due to the absences than anything that took place on the pitch, as Lionel Messi continued to train separately from the rest of the group.

Luis Suarez to miss Barcelona’s tie with Real Betis | Marca
Barcelona will be without Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele and now Luis Suarez when they face Real Betis on Sunday after the Uruguayan confirmed that he would not be available. The striker was caught by television cameras at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, visibly limping.

Barcelona are losing the ideology that makes them unique | ESPN
Twenty-six goals, six red cards, innumerable shots and headers off the woodwork, all three promoted clubs scoring points, none of them defeated and Real Madrid ahead of Barcelona in La Liga for the first time in several hundred days. Oh, and loads of VAR. La Liga is back: bursting with joie de vivre, face bathed in a mischievous smile and strutting around arrogantly after a helluva party at the weekend.

Which players have played at both Barça and Betis? | FC Barcelona
We present a list of players who have worn both shirts. Test your knowledge and decipher which players have been on both teams (and who hasn’t!)

Juventus offer Emre Can in exchange for Ivan Rakitic | Marca
Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici has spent two days in Barcelona, where he has been negotiating deals to sign Ivan Rakitic as well as young full-back Juan Miranda. The Serie A champions are offering Emre Can in exchange for the Croatian midfielder, and are also willing to part ways with striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, as part of an agreement with the Catalans.

Sources: PSG to reject Barca’s Neymar loan offer | ESPN
Paris Saint-Germain are set to reject an expected loan offer from Barcelona for wantaway striker Neymar, according to ESPN FC sources. Earlier on Monday, ESPN FC sources in Barcelona said that the Catalans were set to make a loan offer for Neymar with an option to buy next summer, but it appears that proposal would be dead on arrival in Paris.

Messi’s goal against Betis is nominated to win the Puskas award | Sport
This Monday, FIFA revealed the top ten goals of last season which are in the running to win the Puskas Award. The award ceremony will take place on the 23rd September in Milan. On that list is one from none other than Lionel Messi. The Argentine scored a cracker against Real Betis on March, chipping it over Pau Lopez.