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FC Barcelona News: 28 December 2020; Barça return to training, Lionel Messi to miss Eibar match

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

FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Return to training - FC Barcelona
After a few days off, Ronald Koeman's men returned to training this Sunday morning on the Tito Vilanova pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva. Leo Messi was absent but is expected to rejoin the group after the FC Barcelona v SD Eibar match, whilst Ousmane Dembélé continued his recovery process.

Medical communique: Leo Messi - FC Barcelona
First team player, Lionel Messi, is completing the treatment for his right ankle, and is expected to return to training after the FC Barcelona v SD Eibar match.

Gerard Piqué, given the 'Player Career Award' by 'Globe Soccer' - FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué has won another award, this time at the Globe Soccer Awards gala held on Sunday 27 December in Dubai. On Saturday, December 19, the centre-back received recognition for Catalan Sports Merit, and on this occasion it was the 'Player Career Award,' one that highlights his success over the years.

Gerard Pique reveals he intends on playing for "three or four more years" - Football Espana
Gerard Pique has revealed he seems himself playing football for at least “three or four more years” in comments carried by Marca. The 33 year-old Barcelona centre-back was speaking at the Globe Soccer Awards gala in Dubai, where he was receiving recognition for his career.

Barcelona's final assault to sign Man City defender Eric García - SPORT
Negotiations are advanced with the centre-back, who would sign a four and a half year deal. An agreement was first struck last summer but Barça could not agree on a price with City, who wanted €20 million.