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FC Barcelona News: 22 December 2023; Barça lose friendly against Club América, Barça Femení score seven in final game of 2023

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FC Barcelona v FC Rosengard: Group A - UEFA Women’s Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Joan Valls/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Barça 2-3 Club América: Defeat in Dallas - FC Barcelona
The blaugranes went down to a 3-2 defeat against Club América in Dallas despite going ahead on two occasions. The Mexicans came back from behind twice and a late header from Henry Martín gave them the win in a damp Cotton Bowl Stadium in Texas. 2023 comes to a close for Barça and they now return to Europe to enjoy a well earned short break before returning to action in the New Year.

Xavi says Club América game 'good spectacle' in Dallas - FC Barcelona
In the end Barça were unable to round of 2023 with a victory after going down to a 3-2 defeat against Mexican side Club América in Dallas. Nevertheless, after the game coach Xavi Hernández was able to take positives from the game in the USA which saw several young players given an opportunity with the first team.

Sergi Roberto: leading by example and grabbing goals - FC Barcelona
Blaugrana captain Sergi Roberto played a key role when FC Barcelona beat Almeria (3-2). Starting the game and playing the full 90 minutes, his brace helped to earn three much-needed points in the final LaLiga game of the year.

Barça 7-0 Rosengård: Big win in Europe to end a wonderful year (7-0) - FC Barcelona
This Barça team has such a hunger and hardly ever fails to live up to expectations, and this game was no exception. After winning 0-6 against Rosengård just over a week ago, Jonatan Giráldez' side put on another show to beat the same side, this time 7-0.

María León, blaugrana until 2026 - FC Barcelona
María León will be a blaugrana until at least 30 June 2026. The Club and 28-year-old central defender have an agreed a contract extension for a further two years. Mapi's contract was set to end on 30 June 2024, and she will have been a blaugrana for nine seasons when the current one comes to an end.

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