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FC Barcelona News: 23 December 2023; Christmas break begins, Sergiño Dest attracting interest around Europe

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Five more debuts in the Dallas friendly - FC Barcelona
That's it for first team games for FC Barcelona in 2023. After the win against Almería, the blaugranes travelled to Dallas for a friendly against Club América. A very open game ended 2-3 in the Mexican side's favour that saw Xavi Hernández give debuts to another five players.

The first team back to training on 29 December - FC Barcelona
With the friendly against Club América in Dallas behind them, the FC Barcelona squad will have a short break for Christmas before returning to training on 29 December.

The January schedule will put this Barça to the test - SPORT
Xavi has given his players one week's rest after the friendly against Club América in Dallas and will return to work on Friday, December 29 in the afternoon. Starting then, the calendar becomes very demanding for the team, which could play as many as seven games in 27 days and three diferent competitions in January.

2024 will bring a tougher Xavi - SPORT
Xavi's squad has arrived at Christmas under certain tension. Aware of the need to press a button, the coach brought out the passion against Almería. That was the start of what will be, as of right now, a new version of Xavi. No more sugar on top.

Barça rubbing their hands with Sergiño Dest - SPORT
Sergiño Dest has returned to the level that made him a Barça player in 2020. The American full-back is playing very well at PSV Eindhoven, who are yet to drop points in the Eredivisie and that has reached the Champions League Round of 16. Dest's good performances have made many clubs interested in his situation.

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