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FC Barcelona News: 3 December 2023; All set for Atlético Madrid match, Vitor Roque January arrival confirmed

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Athletico Paranaense v Fluminense - Brasileirao 2023 Photo by Heuler Andrey/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Third FC Barcelona v Atlético game at Montjuïc - FC Barcelona
On Sunday 3 December, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid will meet for the third time in their history at Montjuïc after a previous encounter in the league and one in the Spanish Super Cup at the Estadi Olímpic Lluis Companys.

Xavi: 'It's a test against a top side' - FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández is more than aware of the difficulty of facing a team such as Atlético Madrid - he did it on no less than 32 occasions as a player - and now as a coach he renews his rivalry with former Atlético player and current coach of los colchoneros, Diego Simeone. The Barça boss will be looking for his fourth win in four matches against Atlético when they face off on Sunday at 9pm CET at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys.

'We need the support of the fans' - FC Barcelona
On Sunday FC Barcelona face Atlético Madrid at 9pm CET in La Liga in one of the game of the season so far. Clashes with los colchoneros are always special occasions and it is for that reason that the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys is getting ready for the encounter in which it is hoped the fans can get right behind Xavi's team to help them pick up three valuable points.

Joan Laporta visits squad before FC Barcelona v Atlético Madrid - FC Barcelona
Final training session ahead of the week 15 fixture in La Liga between Barça and Atlético Madrid which kicks off on Sunday at 9pm CET and sees a second test in six days after Tuesday's vital win over Porto in the Champions League.

Ilkay Gündoğan: 'Two crucial games coming up' - FC Barcelona
After booking their place in the knock out stages of the Champions League thanks to Tuesday's 2-1 win over FC Porto, Ilkay Gündoğan is clear that the team needs to maintain that momentum for the upcoming fixtures in La Liga. "Getting through was really important after two years of not doing it. It's a great achievement and it has given us confidence," said the German midfielder in an interview with Club media.

A blaugrana look at the Euro2024 draw - FC Barcelona
The 17th European Championship groups have been drawn. Many blaugrana players are likely to be called up to their national sides to play and potentially win the competition. Before that though, there is the small issue of getting through the group stage. Luckily, however, although three teams are still to be decided, every Barça player seems to have a good chance of being in the following round as none have been drawn together in the groups.

Confirmed: Vitor Roque will join Barcelona in January - Football España
Athletico Paranaense have announced that Roque will play his final home match for the club this weekend “before he moves to Europe”.

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