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FC Barcelona News: 19 January 2020; Ivan Rakitic Approaches Milestone, Abel Ruiz Could Leave on Loan

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PREVIEW | Barça v Granada | FC Barcelona
It’s been a lively week at FC Barcelona. Following the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde, Quique Setién has been unveiled as the new first team manager. After spending the week settling into the club and getting to know his players, Sunday (Camp Nou, 9.00pm CET) brings the big moment, his first game.

Barcelona’s Setien on replacing Valverde: I can’t believe I am manager here | ESPN
Quique Setien has said he can’t believe his luck when he wakes up every moving after replacing Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona coach earlier this week. Setien, 61, will make his debut in the Camp Nou dugout against Granada on Sunday after being named as the successor to Valverde, who won back-to-back La Liga titles and leaves the club top of the league.

Barça boss Quique Setien’s response to youngster Riqui Puig’s situation | Sport
“With all the B team players, the first thing I have to do is get to know them,” he said. “But you don’t know them until you work with them. Riqui is a great player, but they’re all going to have their chances. There are always going to be chances to play, always.”

Rakitic set to bring up his triple century | Marca
Ivan Rakitic could play his 300th match in LaLiga Santander when Barcelona host Granada on Sunday night. The Croatian made 117 appearances and won a Europa League with Sevilla before making the big move to Barcelona in 2014.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Granada | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona take on Granada this Sunday in new coach Quique Setién’s first game in charge. The match kicks off at 9pm CET, and also marks the start of the second half of the LaLiga season. Below is a guide to kick-off times in various major cities around the world, plus the TV channels that hold the rights to show games this season.

Abel Ruiz set for Barcelona loan exit | Football Espana
Barcelona striker Abel Ruiz is set to leave the club on loan during the January transfer window. The 19-year old forward has not played for La Blaugrana so far this season, after making his La Liga debut against Getafe at the back end of the 2018-19 campaign.

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