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FC Barcelona News: 19 September 2019; Ousmane Dembele Joins Training, Marc-Andre ter Stegen Debate Rages On

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Preparations begin for Granada | FC Barcelona
After a day off following the 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund, the players were back at the Ciutat Esportiva on Thursday morning to start preparations for the next job – the trip to Granada on Saturday (kick-off 9.00pm CEST). Ousmane Dembélé was able to join in with part of the training session, for which Ernesto Valverde also called upon Iñaki Peña, Morer, Araujo, Collado, Riqui Puig, Saverio and Carles Pérez of Barça B and Ansu Fati from the U19A squad.

The lowdown on Granada CF | FC Barcelona
With a population of around 470,000 people, the beautiful Andalusian city of Granada sits beneath the Sierra Nevada, about an hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, and is a popular destination for students and tourists alike. It’s most famous monument is the Alhambra, an Arab citadel and palace.

From 1998 to 2019: unbeaten on Champions League debut | FC Barcelona
The run continues. FC Barcelona have now lost on their last 21 debuts in the Champions League, more than any other European club. The present streak started under Louis van Gaal back in 1998 and continued on Tuesday night with Ernesto Valverde and his team’s 0-0 draw against Borussia Dortmund in Germany on their debut in the 2019/20 competition.

They are finally starting to take notice of Ter Stegen in Germany | Sport
“Obviously I heard what he said and I didn’t like it because he could have just told me this himself. We’re a team and I think we must do everything for us to win and this doesn’t help. Honestly, I think the only reason for this is because I’m playing well,” responded Neuer.

Uli Hoeness attacks Ter Stegen and claims Neuer deserves to start | Sport
The debate over who should start for Germany has been a hot topic of debate following Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s impressive performance against Borussia Dortmund earlier in the week. It seems everyone has an opinion on the topic as Manuel Neuer remains Joachim Low’s trusted man between the sticks, regardless of what ter Stegen does for Barça.

It’s Junior Firpo’s time to shine | Marca
Jordi Alba will spend up to three weeks out with a thigh injury, leaving Junior Firpo with the chance to impress at Barcelona. The former Real Betis left-back is expected to deputise for the injured Alba in the LaLiga Santander fixtures against Granada, Villarreal and Getafe.

‘If Xavi doesn’t end up coaching Barca, I’ll kill him!’ - Eto’o backs former team-mate for Camp Nou hotseat | Goal
Samuel Eto’o joked he will “kill” Xavi if his former Barcelona team-mate never coaches the Catalan giants. Xavi, who won multiple major honours as a player at Camp Nou, has long been seen as a future Barca coach and has started his managerial career in Qatar with Al Sadd.

How the Barça players get fed | FC Barcelona
The idea behind the Pros Behind The Pros mini-series of four episodes, produced by Beko in partnership with FC Barcelona through its Barça Studios, the first part of which is being premiered today, is to offer a different perspective of the work done by the different professionals that work for the first team and whose efforts do so much to improve the performance of the players on the pitch.

Manchester United and Barcelona scout Erling Braut Haaland - European Paper Talk | Sky Sports
United were not the only European giant to watch Haaland. Barcelona had a representative at the Red Bull Arena to scout the Norwegian international.

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