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FC Barcelona News: 14 January 2021; Koeman talks Riqui Puig & Lionel Messi

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

Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona - Supercopa de Espana Semi Final Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Koeman: I had four names down and Riqui Puig asked to take the fifth penalty | Marca

Ronald Koeman confirmed after the win that he was missing a fifth penalty taker until Riqui Puig stepped up and asked to take the decisive kick.

FC Barcelona go for their 14th Spanish Super Cup | FC Barcelona

Barcelona’s win over Real Sociedad put them into the final against either Real Madrid or Athletic and with a chance of lifting the Spanish Super Cup for the 14th time.

Koeman casts doubts on Messi being ready for Super Cup final | AS

Ronald Koeman admitted after the game he must wait and see if Lionel Messi will be fit to play in Sunday’s final after the captain sat out the win over Real Sociedad due to injury.

Did Marc ter Stegen study Real Sociedad before penalty shootout? | Sport

Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved two penalties in the shoot-out but admitted after the game he hadn’t really studied Real Sociedad spot-kicks ahead of the match.

Sergino Dest out due to precaution against Real Sociedad | Sport

Sergino Dest also sat out the game against Real Sociedad as a precaution. Oscar Mingueza took the 20-year-old’s place at right-back.

Man City defender Garcia agrees personal terms to return to Barcelona | Goal

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has agreed personal terms with Barcelona. However, Barca will have to wait until after the presidential elections on Jan 24 to make any move.

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