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FC Barcelona News: 20 January 2021; Barça to appeal Lionel Messi ban, Potential new date for elections revealed

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

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FC Barcelona to appeal Messi suspension - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona is to appeal the suspension issued to Leo Messi. The Competition Committee announced on Tuesday that the Argentinian’s red card in the final minutes of the Spanish Super Cup Final against Athletic Club shall incur a two-match ban.

Jordi Alba's link with Cornellà - FC Barcelona
It won't be just another match for the No.18 either. Cornellà v Barça (9.00pm CET) in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey 2020/21 will see Jordi Alba return to what was his home from 2005 to 2007. The player, from L'Hospitalet, played for the various Barça youth teams for seven years before joining the side from Baix Llobregat at U16.

Barcelona presidential elections could be brought forward to February 28th - Football Espana
Tusquets will therefore meet with Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa to discuss bringing the elections forward from the hitherto decided delayed date of March 7th to February 28th.

David Alaba's agent said to be waiting to see if Joan Laporta wins Barcelona election - Football Espana
Real Madrid are the favourites for his signature and yesterday appeared to have been close to locking down an agreement with the player for when his contract ends this summer, but another candidate has emerged today.

Griezmann's post-Supercopa comments reportedly causing a stir in the Barcelona dressing room - Football Espana
Antoine Griezmann‘s post-match comments following Barcelona‘s Supercopa de Espana final defeat to Athletic Bilbao is causing issues in the Blaugrana dressing room according to reports carried by Diario AS.