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FC Barcelona News: 12 March 2021; Joan Laporta talks Champions League exit, Eric García deal all but done

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

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Eight Champions League debutants - FC Barcelona
It was a special day for Ilaix Moriba despite the elimination of Ronald Koeman's men in the Champions League against PSG (1-1, 5-2 aggregate). The midfielder came on in the 78th minute as one of the last three changes for Barça.

Four great stats from Paris Saint Germain v FC Barcelona that invite optimism - FC Barcelona
The chance of a comeback was there throughout a first half when Dembélé was a continuous thorn in the side of the hosts, when Dest hit the post and when Messi had a penalty saved. Barça laid siege to PSG's goal for most of the game, but it wasn't to be on the night.

Barça's pending challenges - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are preparing for the end of the season. A final period in which two titles can still be won: LaLiga and the Copa del Rey. Challenges that Barça want to fight for until the end, with 13 games to play.

Leo Messi upset by his penalty miss after the game - SPORT
The No 10 knows that moment could have brought Barcelona closer to the miracle. Guardiola, Luis Suarez and others have explained that Leo doesn’t even like to lose at marbles. He is self-critical and always wants more. His amazing goal from 30 yards is not enough for him.

Where might Atletico slip up in La Liga run in? - SPORT
La Liga is open. Atletico Madrid are top, six points ahead of Barcelona and eight ahead of Real Madrid with 12 games remaining. That means, before Barcelona face Atletico at Camp Nou with four weeks to go, the Catalans will be hoping for Diego Simeone’s side to drop points.

Barca will only sign Aguero with very favourable conditions - SPORT
Barcelona are interested in Man City striker Sergio Aguero on a free transfer this summer but only if he will accept reduced terms, given their financial state is perilous. They must work to reduce their wage bill.

Koeman prefers signing Memphis Depay to Kun Aguero - SPORT
Barca have little money but need a striker, which is why they have started to talk to Kun Aguero. However coach Ronald Koeman prefers the idea of Memphis Depay arriving, believing he would fit the team better.

Barcelona will reactivate the signing of Eric Garcia - SPORT
New Barcelona president Joan Laporta is getting to work in the transfer market. One deal that is on the table is Eric Garcia, with the Man City defender set to join in the summer for free. He is likely to be the club’s first signing. The player has waited patiently to arrive at zero cost when his contract expires.

Joan Laporta: This Barcelona team are "a source of pride" - Football Espana
Joan Laporta, the man recently elected Barcelona president, spoke with Diario Sport after the game about the elimination. “We have a team,” he said. “They’re a source of pride. We’ve defended with dignity, we deserved to win and we deserved to progress.”

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