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FC Barcelona News: 30 August 2021; Koeman defends Griezmann, debut for Gavi

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Getafe CF - LaLiga Santander Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Koeman defends Griezmann and opens the door for Riqui Puig to leave | Sport

Ronald Koeman defended Antoine Griezmann after he was whistled against Getafe and also opened the exit door for young midfielder Riqui Puig.

Gavi makes FC Barcelona debut | FC Barcelona

Gavi became the fourth youngest player to debut for Barcelona in La Liga on Sunday when he came on as a substitute against Getafe after 17 years and 24 days.

Koeman: Barcelona know how to suffer and play to win | Marca

Ronald Koeman admitted his team suffered at times against Getafe but said it was important they managed to take all three points.

Leo Messi makes PSG debut but Mbappe the star in 2-0 win over Reims | Sport

Leo Messi made his PSG debut on Sunday as a late substitute for Neymar in a 2-0 win at Reims. Kylian Mbappe was the match-winner with both goals for the visitors.

Sevilla v FC Barcelona and possible postponement | FC Barcelona

Barcelona’s trip to Sevilla in La Liga on September 11 could be postponed. La Liga has asked for the fixture to be moved because of the dates of the South America World Cup qualifiers.

RB Leipzig are the only team Ilaix wants to join | Marca

Ilaix Moriba has turned down the chance to move to Tottenham and only wants to join Bundesliga sign RB Leipzig. Barca won’t let him go for less than 20 million euros.

‘Not in my wildest dreams could I imagine Camp Nou chanting my name’ | Sport

Memphis Depay could not hide his delight at hearing the Camp Nou chanting his name against Getafe after he scored what turned out to be the winner.

No Barcelona player dares to wear Messi’s No.10 | Marca

Barcelona were without a No. 10 against Getafe. Philippe Coutinho returned to the squad and took the No. 14 which saw Rey Manaj switch to the No. 17.

Sergi Roberto and Braithwaite injury news | FC Barcelona

Sergio Roberto suffered a fractured rib in the win over Getafe, while striker Martin Braithwaite has picked up a left knee injury.