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FC Barcelona News: 21 November 2020; All set for Atlético Madrid trip, Lionel Messi to play 800th game

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

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Coutinho back in squad for Atlético v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
The Brazilian is fit again and in the 21 man squad for the return to action against Atlético Madrid following the international break

The lowdown on Atlético Madrid - FC Barcelona
On Saturday at 9.00pm CET, FC Barcelona are away to Atlético Madrid in one of the classic fixtures in La Liga. Let’s take a closer look at the mattress-makers.

Messi set to play his 800th match for FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
Between friendlies and official matches, the Argentine could reach a new landmark against Atlético Madrid

Trincão and João: Portugal team mates, rivals in Atlético v FC Barcelona
The young blaugrana explains how his team mate with the international squad will be his opponent in the Wanda Metropolitano

"Since I left, Barcelona have not won another Champions League" - presidential hopeful - Football Espana
Freixa served on the board under former incumbents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu, but left a number of years ago while the Blaugrana have not won the European competition since 2015.

Barcelona to field midfield experiment for Atletico Madrid trip - Football Espana
Barcelona are expected to play Miralem Pjanic in a midfield two alongside Frenkie de Jong for Saturday’s trip to Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid will go to attack Barcelona as Diego Simeone looks for goals - Football Espana
A report in Marca looking ahead to the match claims that Simeone will play four attacking players from the start at the match at the Wanda Metropolitano. It is said that Joao Felix (pictured) will lead the line for Los Rojiblancos while Marcos Llorente, Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco will also be deployed from the start.

Pep Guardiola speaks of his "huge gratitude for Barcelona" when asked about Messi - Football Espana
The Premier League club confirmed in a statement on Thursday that the Catalan had penned a new two-year contract with them, ensuring that he would be at the helm of City beyond the current campaign.

Ronald Koeman: Lionel Messi needs "much more" respect - Football Espana
Speaking ahead of Barcelona‘s pivotal trip to Atletico Madrid tomorrow evening, coach Ronald Koeman spoke about the need to show Lionel Messi “much more” respect.

Victor Font: Xavi has "decisive role" in helping Barcelona retain Lionel Messi - Football Espana
Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has spoken of the “decisive role” that former midfielder Xavi has in keeping talisman Lionel Messi at Barcelona beyond the expiration of his contract in this coming summer.

Xavi: Frenkie de Jong "can mark an era" at Barcelona - Football Espana
Frenkie de Jong has become one of Ronald Koeman‘s most trusted lieutenants so far in his Barcelona reign, with his countryman playing more minutes so far this season than anyone else at the club.