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FC Barcelona News: 11 February 2021; Sevilla win semi-final first leg, Barça interested in Bryan Gil

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

C.A. Osasuna v SD Eibar - La Liga Santander Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Sevilla 2-0 Barça: All to do in the second leg - FC Barcelona
Jules Koundé opened the scoring for the hosts in the first-half, and despite consistent Barça pressure throughout the match, Ivan Rakitic extended Sevilla’s lead late on

Julen Lopetegui: "We know how difficult the return leg will be" - Football Espana
First advantage went to Sevilla. Julen Lopetegui‘s men secured an impressive 2-0 victory, scoring either side of half-time to ensure that Barcelona returned to Catalonia empty-handed. They were competent, controlled and ruthless.

Ronald Koeman: "I think we deserved more" - Football Espana
“I think we deserved more,” Ronald Koeman said post-game in comments carried by Marca. “We played well and created scoring chances. I think the result doesn’t reflect what happened on the pitch, it’s too much of a reward to them for what happened.

Jordi Cruyff: "I am clear that my father would vote for Laporta" - Football Espana
Barcelona news is focusing on the club’s upcoming presidential elections and Jordi Cruyff has now claimed his father Johan would vote for Joan Laporta. Johan Cruyff – who passed away in 2016 – was an icon at the Catalan club and is credited with shaping their modern identity and playing style more than any other individual. Laporta, alongside Victor Font and Toni Freixa are all on the final ballot for the elections in a crucial vote which will go a long way to determining the future approach from the club.

Barcelona scout confirms club interest in La Liga star - Football Espana
He is one of the players that his lit up La Liga this season and has caught the eye with a series of dazzling displays and a Barcelona scout has now confirmed the club are monitoring the star. Bryan Gil has shone at Eibar – where he is on a season-long loan deal from Sevilla – and the Blaugrana’s veteran scout Germán Vaya Ballabriga, known as Mani, has confirmed he has spoken to transfer chief Ramon Planes about the possibility of a future move.

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