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FC Barcelona News: 3 February 2020; Ansu Fati Brace Leads to Victory, Barcelona B Also Win

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Barça 2–1 Levante: Double delight! | FC Barcelona
Barça began their match against Levante six points behind LaLiga leaders Real Madrid, and as a result took the game to their opponents from the first whistle. The first chance of the game took 13 minutes to arrive as Ansu Fati moved purposefully towards goal before releasing Leo Messi who shot just wide.

Recovery session | FC Barcelona
After the 2-1 defeat of Levante on Sunday, Quique Setién and his team gathered for the usual post-match recovery session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper at 11.00am in Barcelona. No fewer than ten of the Barça B squad also joined them for the workout (Iñaki Peña, Sergi Puig, O. Mingueza, J. Cuenca, Monchu, Matheus Pereira, Riqui Puig, Collado, Rey Manaj and Ansu Fati) as well as Mika, Antonio Jesús, Konrad and Nils from the U19 team.

‘I still doubt if all this is real’ - Fati revels in latest Barca milestone | Goal
Ansu Fati admitted he still finds himself doubting whether his breakthrough season at Barcelona is “all real or not” after scoring a match-winning brace in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Levante. Fati, 17, emerged at the start of the season and impressed with his performances for La Liga champions Barca, despite being so young.

Setien gets the best out of Semedo | Marca
Nelson Semedo was one of the standout players during Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Levante on Sunday night. The right-back had the same level of influence on the game as goalscoring Ansu Fati and assisting Lionel Messi did.

‘There were many things I didn’t like’ - Rakitic unhappy at Barcelona’s handling of transfer saga | Goal
Ivan Rakitic has admitted his unhappiness with Barcelona as the Croatian remained at the club through the January transfer window despite becoming a fringe player this season. The 31-year-old played 90 minutes in the 2-1 La Liga win over Levante on Sunday - in only his eighth league start for the campaign so far.

Inter Milan increase asking price for Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez | Football Espana
Barcelona’s reported summer pursuit of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez could be complicated by his release clause being increased. La Blaugrana are likely to highlight a new striker as a transfer priority ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, and the Catalan giants have been linked with a big money move for the Argentina international.

El Prat 1-2 Barça B: Vital three points | FC Barcelona
Rey Manaj and Konrad de la Fuente were both on the score sheet for Barça B in their 1-2 win against El Prat. Without Iñaki Peña, Riqui Puig, Collado and Ansu Fati; all called up for the first team, and the suspended Monchu, five players from the U19A side were drafted in: Ilaix Moriba, with his first start Barça B, Antonio, Konrad, Nils and Mika.