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FC Barcelona News: 23 January 2020; Barcelona Stage Comeback to Edge Ibiza, Neto Suffers Injury

UD Ibiza v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey: Round of 32 Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

UD Ibiza 1–2 Barça: Copa comeback! | FC Barcelona
Barça got their 2019/20 Copa del Rey campaign underway against UD Ibiza at a packed Estadio Municipal de Can Misses. A much changed XI from the league game against Granada soon settled into their rhythm on a tight artificial pitch, and kept the ball moving well.

Griezmann has scored in every competition | FC Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann’s double against Ibiza not only helped Barça qualify for the next round of the Copa del Rey, it also saw him become the only squad member to have scored in all four competitions that the team have played in during the 2019/20 campaign.

Setien: I didn’t like my team | Marca
Quique Setien has admitted that he wasn’t best pleased with his Barcelona side as they scraped past Ibiza in the Copa del Rey. The hosts led for the majority of the match before Antoine Griezmann netted twice in the closing stages for a 2-1 win.

Neto injury news | FC Barcelona
Test carried out on Thursday have confirmed that the first team player Neto has a sprained left ankle. The player’s recovery will dictate when he can return to action.

At Barcelona it’s Lionel Messi, Pique and the players who hold the power, not the manager | ESPN
“Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined being coach of Barcelona,” Quique Setien said after the club appointed him last week, ending a turbulent chapter under the previous boss, Ernesto Valverde. “I never thought Barcelona would choose me.”

A year since the announcement of the signing of De Jong | FC Barcelona
On 23 January 2019 FC Barcelona officially announced the arrival of Frenkie de Jong in the month of July of 2019. President Josep Maria Bartomeu and CEO Òscar Grau were in charge of closing the deal in Amsterdam for a fee of 75 million euros and the Dutchman signed a five year contract to tie him to the Club until June 2024.

When and where to watch Valencia v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Following their comeback win against Ibiza in the Copa del Rey, FC Barcelona travel to Mestalla this Saturday to take on Valencia for what will be a 4pm CET kick-off locally and the blaugranes’ final game of 2019. Here’s a guide to what that time will be in various major cities around the world, plus the TV channels that hold the rights to show games this season.

Barcelona hold Jorge Mendes meeting amid transfer talk | Football Espana
As reported by Mundo Deportivo, that could lead to Barcelona bringing in a reinforcement to fill that void, with Valencia forward Rodrigo mentioned as an option. It’s added that club officials met with Mendes on Tuesday and given his ties to Valencia, he could help broker a deal.

Messi backed to return to Argentina by former Barcelona team-mate Mascherano | Goal
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been backed to return to Argentina in the near future by Javier Mascherano, who says “anything is possible” in football. Messi has spent his entire professional career at Camp Nou, having risen through the La Masia ranks after joining the club from Newell’s Old Boys as a teenager.

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