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FC Barcelona News: 3 January 2020; South American Contingent Returns to Training Ahead of Derby

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Suárez, Messi and Vidal back with the squad | FC Barcelona
In preparation for their first match of the new year, the Catalan derby against RCD Espanyol, the FC Barcelona squad took part in their first training session of 2020 on Thursday afternoon. The workout also marked the return of some of the club’s South American contingent, as Luis Suárez, Leo Messi and Arturo Vidal rejoined the fold after having been given the 29th, 30th and 31st of December off.

Who’ll score first in 2020? | FC Barcelona
The first game of 2020 is upon us, and with it comes the annual ritual of predicting who will score the first Barça goal of the new year. Or, in this case, new decade.The year usually begins with a Copa del Rey clash, but for the second year running, the opening game is a league fixture.

Spanish Supercopa: Atletico Madrid sell just 50 tickets for Barcelona clash | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid have sold just 50 tickets for their Spanish Supercopa clash against Barcelona next week, report El Mundo Deportivo. The tournament is being staged in Saudi Arabia - a move which has proved hugely controversial - and the entire trip encompasses a total of 6,672km from the Spanish capital.

And when will Valverde consider Riqui Puig? | Marca
We have just entered 2020, but the situation at Barcelona does not appear to be changing for one of their most exciting prospects: Riqui Puig. The 20-year-old, along with Ansu Fati, is not expected to be named in Ernesto Valverde’s squad list for the Catalan derby against Espanyol on Saturday, barring a last-minute surprise.

Emili Rosaud appointed new vice-president of Barcelona | Marca
Barcelona have announced the appointment of Emili Rosaud as the club’s new vice-president. Rosaud had been a member of the board of directors since 2015 and was in charge of the Blaugrana’s social area.

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