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FC Barcelona News: 18 December 2020; Lionel Messi finishes third in The Best vote, Barça draw Real Sociedad in Spanish Supercup

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


Post game training - FC Barcelona
On Thursday the first team squad returned to training following their win over Real Sociedad at Camp Nou on Wednesday. The players who started did recovery work with the rest of the players training at the Ciutat Esportiva.

Leo Messi third in FIFA The Best award - FC Barcelona
Leo Messi may not be 'The Best' for 2020, that prize has gone to Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, but the blaugrana captain does form part of the FIFA FIFPRO World XI for the 14th year in a row.

FC Barcelona to face Real Sociedad in Spanish Super Cup semi final - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona now know who they will be playing in the 2021 Spanish Super Cup. The draw took place on Thursday at the headquarters of the Spanish FA and it has paired the blaugranes with Real Sociedad, one of the finalists from the 2019/20 season.

The lowdown on Valencia CF - FC Barcelona
This Saturday at 4.15pm CET, Barça have their third home league game in a week at Camp Nou and will be looking to make it three wins out of three against Valencia. Here’s our lowdown on the club they call Los Che.

Barcelona legend Xavi makes further controversial comments defending Qatar as a “great place to raise a family” - Football Espana
Xavi Hernandez has once again defended the nation of Qatar and has claimed he “likes pretty much everything about living in Qatar” and claims it is a “great place to raise a family.”

Lionel Messi votes Neymar Junior and Kylian Mbappe as top two choices in Fifa's The Best awards - Football Espana
Messi’s voting record for this year has been released in a report by Diario Sport. The Argentine’s choice actually put the eventual winner, Lewandowski, at third place, instead opting for his friend Neymar Junior in the top spot.

Lionel Messi shows generosity towards Barcelona fan outside club facilities - Football Espana
The Argentine captain – whose uncertain future continues to dominate Barcelona news – was leaving the club’s training ground in his car and, as often happens, a small group of the club’s supporters were gathered outside in the hope of catching a glimpse of their heroes.

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