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FC Barcelona News: 18 September 2019; Barcelona Draw to Start Champions League, Jordi Alba Injured

Borussia Dortmund v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images

A point to start with | FC Barcelona
Marc André ter Stegen is not the first choice goalkeeper for Germany, but if Joachim Löw was watching tonight, and we’re pretty sure he was, he will have been given plenty of food for thought.The goalkeeper played a key role in securing a point away to Borussia Dortmund on the opening day of the Champions League, and the fact that Inter were held at home by Slavia Prague earlier in the day is a reminder of just how hard points are to come by at this level.

Marc Ter Stegen: I was confident of saving Borussia Dortmund penalty | Football Espana
Ter Stegen denied Marco Reus, former FC Barcelona teammate Paco Alcacer and Julian Brandt, as well as saving a second half penalty from national team colleague Reus. ”It is always hard to read Reus from penalties, as he frequently changes what he does.

Luis Suárez, 250 games with Barça | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez has reached another landmark figure with FC Barcelona. The Uruguayan striker made his 250th appearance in a Barça shirt away at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in the 0-0 draw that sees the blaugranes claim an important point on their debut in this year’s competition.

Messi is back! | FC Barcelona
The day and the moment finally came. Leo Messi has at last made a start on his 2019/20 after recovering from the injury picked up on the first day back for preseason training. After six weeks battling to get back to fitness, he was named in today’s squad to face Dortmund and came on in the second half as a substitute for Ansu Fati, the youngster who had just become the youngest ever player to feature for Barça in Europe.

Confirmed: Jordi Alba suffers an injury to his left bicep femoris | Marca
The left-back was forced off after an hour at Signal Iduna Park, and he’ll be out of their upcoming LaLiga Santander fixture with Granada this weekend. It’s thought that Alba will miss between 10 to 15 days’ action.

Ansu Fati: Record breaking kid does it again | FC Barcelona
What a week for Ansu Fati. Records tumbled at Camp Nou last week and at Signal Iduna Park it happened again. At the tender age of just 16 years and 321 days, he is now officially the youngest Barça player ever to play in a UEFA competition.

Barca teenage sensation Ansu set for Spain call | ESPN
Barcelona forward Ansu Fati wants to represent Spain and will do so in next month’s Under-17 World Cup provided the paperwork arrives on time, coach David Gordo has said. Ansu, 16, who became Barca’s youngest player to feature in a UEFA competition when he started in Tuesday’s goalless draw at Borussia Dortmund, was born in Bissau-Guinea but is in the process of obtaining Spanish nationality.

Borussia Dortmund 2 Barça U19A 1: Germans come from behind to win | FC Barcelona
Not the greatest start for the U19A side in the UEFA Youth League as they went down to a 2-1 defeat in their first game of the UEFA Youth League. Víctor Valdes’ side went ahead thanks to goal from Igor but in the second half Dortmund mounted a comeback to take all three points.

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