PREVIEW: Getafe vs. FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will visit one of the most demanding grounds in LaLiga this Saturday, when they take on Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. The Madrid-based side enjoyed their best ever season last year, and claimed their highest final position in the table of all time -as well as a club points record. Nevertheless, Barça have come away with the three points on the last two away trips there.
The squad for the trip to Getafe | FC Barcelona
The La Liga campaign sees Barça face their third game of the week with a trip to Getafe to take on José Bordalás’ team. The club from the outskirts of Madrid were the revelation of last season’s campaign when they earned a place in Europe for the current season. For the game in the Coliseum Alfonos Pérez the Barça coach has named a 19 man squad.
Barcelona injury woes continue as Ansu Fati ruled out for Getafe match | Goal
Barcelona have announced that teenage attacker Ansu Fati will miss Saturday’s trip to Getafe with a tendon problem in his right knee. Fati’s injury means he will be added to a growing list of key Blaugrana players to miss out on the La Liga encounter, including Lionel Messi.
Barça’s Valverde: I do not know how long Lionel Messi will be out for | Sport
“I don’t know who long he will be sidelined,” the Barça coach said. “I hope he will be back soon. In principle, he doesn’t have a serious injury, it’s just a small strain.”
Barcelona coach Valverde wants Ansu Fati to play for Spain U21s | Sport
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says he hopes Ansu Fati is called up Spain U21s, not the U17s for next month’s World Cup in Brazil. Ansu has received Spanish citizenship and is on the 50 player list for the World Cup, but the RFEF will hold a meeting next week to decide what’s best for him.
FC Barcelona extend Carles Pérez’s contract | FC Barcelona
The signing of Carles Pérez’s new contract with FC Barcelona took place on Monday at the Club offices in the presence of president Josep Maria Bartomeu, board member Silvio Elías who is responsible for the professional youth teams, Òscar Grau the FC Barcelona CEO, Éric Abidal the technical secretary of the professional teams and his assistant Ramon Planes and the player himself.
Barcelona unhappy about Arthur’s night out with Neymar | Marca
Barcelona are unhappy with midfielder Arthur Melo after he was photographed on a night out with Neymar on Thursday night. While Ernesto Valverde played down the matter during his press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Getafe, the club are less than pleased, both for his decision to go out but also the fact that he was pictured with Neymar.
Valverde bemoans nonstop Neymar-to-Barca talk | ESPN
With the relationship between both parties improved, there was hope that they could reach an out of court settlement. However, sources told ESPN FC on Friday that a late request from Neymar’s people saw negotiations break down and the court case go ahead.
Court sets new date in Neymar, Barca dispute | ESPN
The two sides met for 3 1/2 hours on Friday and agreed only on the next court date and a desire to solve the dispute amicably. Sources had told ESPN FC that both parties would ask for the case to be delayed following a meeting between Neymar, his father and Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu in the Catalan city on Thursday.
Barcelona make Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz 2020 priority | Football Espana
Barcelona have identified Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz as their primary transfer target for the 2020 summer transfer window, say El Mundo Deportivo. It is claimed that the Blaugrana’s director of football Eric Abidal went to Italy over the weekend to watch the Naples-based side play Lecce and scout the players.