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FC Barcelona News: 11 September 2019; Lionel Messi Set to Miss Valencia Clash, Carles Alena Opens Up

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Lionel Messi won’t be risked and is ruled out of the Valencia match | Sport
The wait to see Lionel Messi make his debut this season is going to take even longer than expected. The Argentine star won’t appear against Valencia on Saturday as he hasn’t fully recovered from his calf injury. He’s yet to return to full training.

Neymar negotiations not over between PSG and Barcelona, claims father | Goal
Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona may yet seal a deal for Neymar as negotiations are not over, according to the forward’s father and agent. Neymar was strongly linked with a return to Camp Nou before the European transfer window closed this month in what became a summer-long transfer saga.

Cardoner: Messi can leave Barcelona when he sees fit | Marca
Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner has discussed last week’s revelation that Lionel Messi has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave the Catalan side for free from next summer, though he admits that the Argentine is in a position where he should be able to determine his own future.

Alena: There’s no explanation for me being dropped at Barcelona | Marca
Carles Alena started the first match of Barcelona’s season against Athletic Club, but was taken off at half time and hasn’t been used since. The academy graduate has spoken about his situation at the club and can’t come up with a reason for his non-inclusion in the matchday squads for the past two matches.

The A-Z of Borussia Dortmund v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
26 questions, one for each letter of the alphabet. Test your knowledge of the team’s first game of this season’s Champions League.

Pedri visits the FC Barcelona facilities | FC Barcelona
On Tuesday Pedro González ‘Pedri’, who will be an FC Barcelona player from 1 July 2020, paid visit to the Club’s facilities. The player was accompanied by the Barça technical secretary Éric Abidal and his assistant Ramon Planes and together they took the 16 year old around the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper and then the facilities based around Camp Nou in the Les Corts neighbourhood of the city.

FC Barcelona honours National Day of Catalonia | FC Barcelona
September 11 is the National Day of Catalonia (La Diada Nacional in Catalan), which commemorates the events of 1714, and one of the turning points in the War of the Spanish Succession. After holding out for fourteen months, the Siege of Barcelona ended when the Catalan troops were defeated by the armies of Philip V of Spain.

Benedito wins lawsuit over 2017 vote of no confidence | Marca
Agusti Benedito has announced in a press conference that a judge has backed a complaint he lodged over the vote of no confidence at Barcelona in 2017. Benedito, a former Barcelona presidential candidate, attempted to launch a vote of no confidence against Josep Maria Bartomeu and the Barcelona board two years ago, but there was disagreement over the deadline for presenting backers.

Barcelona will appeal vote of no confidence ruling | Marca
After a judge backed Agusti Benedito in his complaint over the deadline set by Barcelona for his 2017 vote of no confidence against Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Catalan club have decided to appeal. Spokesperson Josep Vives has spoken about the ruling, which agreed with Benedito that the Blaugrana board shortened the deadline for the collection of signatures in order to reduce the possibilities of a successful vote.

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