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FC Barcelona News: 14 December 2020; New landmark for Messi, Barca await UCL draw

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

FC Barcelona v Levante UD - La Liga Santander Photo by Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

600 goals for the No.10 | FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi’s goal against Levante made it 600 for the Argentine in the famous No. 10 shirt at Barcelona. The captain took over the number in 2008-09 after Ronaldinho’s departure.

Koeman: Barcelona can still win LaLiga Santander | Koeman

Ronald Koeman is still optimistic his team can win La Liga after a 1-0 victory over Levante cut the gap to leaders Real Sociedad top to nine points.

Sergio Busquets equals Puyol’s 593 games for Barça | FC Barcelona

Sergio Busquets equalled Carles Puyol’s record of 593 games for Barcelona on Sunday. Only Andres Iniesta (674), Messi (744) and Xavi Hérnadez (767) have played more times.

Gerard Pique watches Levante v Barca from the stands at Camp Nou | Sport

Gerard Pique was at the Camp Nou on Sunday to watch his team. The center-back, who is out with a knee injury, was spotted in the stands on Sunday night.

Paco Lopez: My players told me that it was handball by Umtiti | Marca

Levante boss Paco Lopez felt his team should have had a late penalty against Barcelona for a handball by Samuel Umtiti. The incident was checked by VAR but not given.

Who is in the Champions League round of 16? | UEFA

Barca will discover their next Champions League opponents on Monday. Koeman’s men could be drawn against Bayern, Liverpool, PSG, Dortmund or Chelsea.

Messi salary “unsustainable” says Camp Nou presidential candidate | AS

Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud says Lionel Messi’s salary is “unsustainable” and that they would need him to take a salary cut if he is to extend his stay.

How PSG are trying to seduce Memphis Depay | Sport

Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing Memphis Depay this summer. The club want to use his good relationship with Neymar to bring him to the Parc des Princes.

Barça B 2–1 Espanyol B: Victory in the derby! | FC Barcelona

Barcelona B enjoyed a 2-1 win over Espanyol on Sunday. Goals from Peque and Rey Manaj secured the bragging rights and made it two wins in a row at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.