Match preview: Granada vs Barça | FC Barcelona
After the 1-1 draw at Dortmund in the Champions League midweek, Barça return to their domestic duties with a trip to Andalusia to face Granada, who have been on fine form since returning to La Liga after two seasons in the second division.
See who’s in for #GranadaBarça | FC Barcelona
Barça manager Ernesto Valverde will head to Granada with these 18 players: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Todibo, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, Griezmann, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, Junior, C. Pérez, and Ansu Fati.
Valverde: These grounds are where you lose La Liga | Sport
Barcelona have been suffering away from home and Granada will not make things easy on Saturday. Ernesto Valverde said the hosts “are having a good start, the teams who have just come up have a lot of enthusiasm and positive inertia because of their promotion. Their energy is clear, they press you and pressure you and the dynamic is good.
Valverde: It would be a setback to lose Ansu to Spain | Sport
“It would be a setback because he’s a player who is giving us a lot. If it had happened in this run of games it would have been an even bigger setback, but we’ll be cautious and wait and see what happens.”
Xavi: The Champions League mustn’t be an obsession for Barcelona | Marca
Barcelona’s last two eliminations from the Champions League have been excruciating for supporters, yet Xavi Hernandez believes that the competition mustn’t become an obsession for his former club. Lionel Messi issued a rally call to supporters in the build-up to the 2018/19 season but Los Cules were ultimately eliminated by Liverpool, despite the Catalan giants holding a 3-0 advantage from the first leg.
Exclusive: First look at Barça’s 2020-21 shirt reveals return to stripes | Sport
Just when the majority of supporters were beginning to get used to Barcelona’s new squared design, the Catalan club and Nike have decided to return to vertical stripes for the 2020-21 season. President Josep Maria Bartomeu and a group of directors have backed the design and SPORT can exclusively reveal the first images of the new shirt.