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FC Barcelona News: 25 December 2023; Merry Christmas!

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v FC Shakhtar Donetsk: Group H - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

From Cubarsí's "dream" to Astralaga's "emotion": The Dallas debutants explain their pride - Mundo Deportivo
Of the many players from Barça Atlètic or Juvenil A that were part of the first team squad in the 3-2 friendly loss to Club América in Dallas, five made their debut under Xavi Hernández: goalkeepers Ander Astralaga and Diego Kochen, center-backs Pau Cubarsí and Mbacke and left-back Gerard Martín.

Forwards out of contract in 2024: The free agent options for Barça - Mundo Deportivo
FC Barcelona's economic situation continues to impact the operations the club can make both in the winter market and in the summer in 2024, and if they want to reinforce the forward areas they will have to be very focused on the options in the market that will cost nothing.

Fermín: "We are going for all the titles" - Mundo Deportivo
Fermín López (20 years old) is one of Barça's young assets, and one that Xavi Hernández counts on. After a successful year on loan at Linares, where he shined in a tough Third Division, he is now a regular in the Blaugrana first team.

Barcelona Femení, the only perfect team in Europe - SPORT
Barcelona's women's team has arrived at the Christmas break as the most in-form team in the five big leagues in Europe. Jonatan Giráldez's players have won every game they've played, both in domestic competition (12 league wins) and in the Champions League (4 wins in the group stage). Lyon, the only other perfect team in Europe until last week, drew 2-2 in their last European game against Brann.

Rafa Márquez's Barça Atlètic improves from one year to the next - SPORT
The Blaugrana affiliate has three points more compared to last Christmas despite playing in a tougher group in the Third Division. The most significant improvement is the scoring ability of the team coached by Rafa Márquez.

João Cancelo, the big decision - SPORT
The Portuguese is second in the squad in minutes and the only Barça player in the Champions League group stage's Best XI. Manchester City will make it tough for him to stay at Barça, but there's serious debate at the club because he's finally brought stability to a disgraced position in the last few years.

Lewandowski is no longer untouchable - SPORT
FC Barcelona might swear publicly that the Polish striker won't leave next summer, but the reality is another. Part of the club's directive is increasingly discontent with the player's performances.

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