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FC Barcelona News: 19 October 2021; Preparations continue for Dynamo Kiev, Barça close to Ansu Fati extension

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga Santander Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Agüero delighted that the long wait is over - FC Barcelona
After coming in as a substitute late in the 3-1 defeat of Valencia on Sunday, Sergio Agüero says he is “very happy with my debut. I had been waiting a long time for this moment and now I can enjoy it. Now I have to get used to the 'Kun, Kun' chant and pay the fans back for all the affection they have shown to me.”

Comeback at Camp Nou... 10 months later - FC Barcelona
Barça responded to a goal from Valencia’s José Gayá after just five minutes to go on to win 3-1 at Camp Nou on Sunday. And that’s news, because it’s the first time the team has managed to win a game at home after conceding first since 16 December 2020, when they bounced back to beat Real Sociedad 2-1.

Ansu Fati's first start for 344 days - FC Barcelona
Ansu Fati is getting more and more back into the swing of things, with Ronald Koeman giving him more and more playing time with every game. And against Valencia, he was in the starting line-up for the first time in 344 days.

Recovery session after win over Valencia - FC Barcelona
On Monday the first team squad returned to training following the 3-1 win over Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday with goals from Ansu Fati, Memphis and Coutinho. In the morning session the players who started the game in La Liga did recovery work whilst the rest of the squad worked out on pitch 4 at the training ground.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Dynamo Kyiv - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are back in Champions League action again this Wednesday. The third round of Group E fixtures sees them host Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv. It is an earlier than usual 6.45pm CEST kick off time, so make sure you don't get caught out and if you need to know what time that means where you are, here's all the info you need.

Barcelona agree deal in principle to renew Fati contract - Football Espana
Barcelona are said to have reached a deal in principle to renew Ansu Fati’s contract. Fati recently returned from injury after the best part of a year out, and he is already showing signs of the form he managed before his serious knee injury. The 18-year-old has scored twice in four appearances since his return, including a stunning strike during Sunday’s 3-1 win over Valencia.