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FC Barcelona News: 2 March 2021; Sevilla up next, Fallout from Bartomeu arrest continues

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

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FC Barcelona statement - FC Barcelona
Regarding the entry and search by the Catalan Police force this morning at the Camp Nou offices by order of the Instructing Court number 13 in Barcelona, which is in charge of the case relating to the contacting of monitoring services on social networks, FC Barcelona have offered up their full collaboration to the legal and police authorities to help make clear facts which are subject to investigation.

Return to training - FC Barcelona
On Monday the first team returned to work after Saturday's excellent 2-0 win over Sevilla thanks to goals from Ousmane Dembélé and Leo Messi. The players who started the game did recovery work whilst the rest of the squad carried out a session on pitch 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Sevilla - FC Barcelona
Amassive Copa del Rey fixture on Wednesday sees Barça attempt to turn around a 2-0 deficit from the first leg at the Sanchez Pizjuan against a side they have already beaten once this week in the league. It starts at 9.00pm local time, but when will that be where you are? And is anyone showing the game on TV? Here are all the answers.

Former Barcelona president Bartomeu and senior club officials arrested on corruption charges - Football Espana
Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is among those who have been arrested on Monday morning as the Catalan police force raided club offices, say reports. The major Barcelona news is in relation to the case which has become known as ‘Barçagate’ – in which the club hired a third company to defame their rivals, both inside and outside the club, in the media.

The reason why Barcelona officials and former president Bartomeu have been arrested - Football Espana
It is news that has rocked Spanish football on Monday with several senior officials at Barcelona arrested including the club’s former president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Bartomeu – who resigned from his position in October – had headed the Blaugrana for six years and was reportedly arrested at his home on Monday morning.

'Barçagate': the case that led to the arrest of former Barcelona president Bartomeu - Football Espana
It is the case that led to several senior arrests at Barcelona including that of the club’s former president Josep Maria Bartomeu. It has become known as ‘Barçagate’ and the details of the case have now been highlighted and explained by Marca to give a greater understanding of Monday’s developments.

Barcelona presidential candidates react to multiple club arrests - Football Espana
The three candidates to be the next president of Barcelona have reacted to the news of senior club officials being arrested on Monday. Barcelona news is being dominated by the arrest of the club’s former president Josep Maria Bartomeu alongside the club’s CEO Oscar Grau, head of legal Roman Gomez Ponti and Jaume Masferrer.

Barcelona candidate to target Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta if elected president - report - Football Espana
Laporta – club president between 2003 and 2010 – lost out to previous incumbent Josep Maria Bartomeu in the 2015 elections, in the wake of Barca winning the treble, but is now hopeful of reclaiming the position.

Barcelona top ranking for passing measurement - Football Espana
The CIES Football Observatory has compiled data from InStat to show that the Blaugrana play a greater percentage of their passes backwards compared to any other side in the division.

Pep Guardiola: "I think Eric García is going to play for Barcelona" - Football Espana
Barcelona news is recent times has focused on the club’s pursuit of Manchester City defender Eric Garcia and Pep Guardiola has now hinted at an update on the situation. The central defender is out of contract at the Etihad this summer and could return to his hometown city, where he left to join City back in 2017.

Barcelona arrests: the alleged crimes and potential punishments from ‘Barçagate’ - Football Espana
The Catalan police force Mossos have confirmed arrests but have not yet named any individuals, however, widespread reports claim the club’s former president Josep Maria Bartomeu and three senior officials at the Camp Nou have been detained.

Barcelona arrests: Detainees do not testify and will face judge on Tuesday - Football Espana
Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and three other senior club officials have taken their right not to testify before court on Monday. The former president was arrested on Monday along with the club’s CEO Oscar Grau, head of legal Roman Gomez Ponti and Jaume Masferrer – said to be Bartomeu’s former right-hand man.

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