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FC Barcelona News: 17 September 2019; Champions League Set to Begin, Barcelona Looking to Extend Ansu Fati

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The Champions League returns | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona travel to Dortmund looking for a positive result to give them a perfect start to life in UEFA Champions League Group F.

Luis Suarez and his Champions League curse: Four years without a goal away from the Camp Nou | Marca
Luis Suarez will step onto the Signal Iduna Park pitch for the first time on Tuesday night when Barcelona face Borussia Dortmund, and he will do so in a buoyant mood after returning from a calf injury to score two goals against Valencia on Saturday night.

El Mundo: Judge for Griezmann case asks for Barcelona to play behind closed doors or pay a 300 euro fine | Marca
Juantxo Landaberea was appointed as investigating judge by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)’s Competition Committee after Atletico Madrid made a complaint over Barcelona’s alleged wrongdoings from Antoine Griezmann’s move to the Camp Nou, and he has reportedly reached a decision.

Ansu Fati set for long-term Barcelona contract | Football Espana
Teenage sensation Ansu Fati is close to agreeing a new five-year contract with Barcelona, according to reports from Catalonia. Diario AS cite a report from Cataluyna Radio that the player’s current deal - which expires in June 2020 - will be renewed by five years, with the salary dependant on his first-team participation.

Ansu Fati isn’t just making history -- he’s proving Barca DNA is strong as ever | ESPN
Exactly a year ago Wednesday, on Sept. 18, 2018, Ansu Fati couldn’t get a game with kids his own age. It was the UEFA Youth League, Barcelona in their soon-to-be-demolished Mini Estadi, against PSV Eindhoven.

RFEF want Barca teen Ansu to represent Spain | ESPN
The Royal Spanish Football Federation [RFEF] have confirmed to ESPN FC that they are pursuing the necessary paperwork in order for Barcelona forward Ansu Fati to play for Spain. Ansu, 16, is also eligible to represent Guinea-Bissau and Portugal at international level, but Spain are hopeful he will commit his future to La Roja ahead of the U17 World Cup in Brazil next month.

Ter Stegen hits back at Neuer for ‘inappropriate’ Germany comments | Goal
Marc-Andre ter Stegen says it was “inappropriate” for Manuel Neuer to criticise him for speaking out about a desire for more game time for Germany. Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen described it as a “massive blow” not to feature for his country against Netherlands and Northern Ireland in the international break.

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