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FC Barcelona News: 8 January 2020; Barcelona Arrive in Saudi Arabia, Youngster Louie Barry Set for Loan

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Barça arrive in Saudi Arabia | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are in Saudi Arabia, venue for the new-look Spanish Super Cup from January 8 to 12. Barça face Atlético Madrid in the second semi-final on Thursday, and should they win, will meet Real Madrid or Valencia in Sunday’s final.

The lowdown on Atlético Madrid | FC Barcelona
On Thursday at 8.00pm CET, FC Barcelona face Atlético Madrid in Jeddah, little more than a month after the sides met in La Liga. Let’s take a closer look at the mattress-makers.

When and where to watch the Spanish Super Cup semi-final | FC Barcelona
The new-look Spanish Super Cup is upon us. Barça’s semi-final with Atlético Madrid kicks off at 10.00pm local time in Saudi Arabia, which is 8.00pm Central European Time. This guide should help you to work out what time that is where you are.

Barça on alert due to the conflict between Iran and the United States
Even though no problems are anticipated in the area were Barça and the other semifinalists are (Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia), the club’s security team are monitoring the situation, which could lead to restrictions on flights in the Middle East.

Pizzi: Seeing Messi will be a big deal for fans in Saudi Arabia | Marca
Juan Antonio Pizzi knows the Supercopa de Espana participants more than many people do and also the country wherein the competition will be played, Saudi Arabia. The coach was in charge of Saudi Arabia’s national team between November 2017 and January 2019, while he played for Barcelona and represented Valencia as both a player and coach.

Sky: Schalke jump ahead of Milan in the race for Todibo | Sport
Schalke 04 have emerged as AC Milan’s biggest rival in the battle to land Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo this month. The French centre-back, 20, is reportedly more interested in the offer from the German club, according to the Italian journalist Gianluca Di Mario. Just as it seemed Todibo was set to join Milan, then, it now looks like he will leave Barça for the Bundesliga.

Louie Barry: Aston Villa set to sign Barcelona’s 16-year-old striker | Sky Sports
The 16-year old turned down lucrative offers from a host of Europe’s top clubs - including a £2m deal with Paris Saint-Germain - to move to Barcelona from West Brom in July, becoming the first English player to stay at Barca’s La Masia academy.

McGuane, out on loan from Barcelona, could return to England this month | Sport
Marcus McGuane is in the news in England where there is speculation he could return to his homeland. The midfielder belongs to Barcelona still but is currently on loan at Telstar in the Dutch second division. He failed to earn a regular place in Barça’s B team and left last summer in search of more minutes.

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