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FC Barcelona News: 20 April 2023; Preparations begin for Atlético Madrid, La Liga president talks Lionel Messi return

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors


Focused on Atlético Madrid - FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona squad took a day off on Tuesday, but they were back at work on Tuesday morning to train for this Sunday's 4.15pm CEST kick-off against Atlético Madrid.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Atlético Madrid - FC Barcelona
This Sunday brings a home fixture against Atlético Madridi La Liga. It's an early 4.15pm start local time and the global guide below shows what that means in selected countries and regions around the world so you can be sure you can catch the action.

FC Barcelona completes first phase of adaptation of Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium - FC Barcelona
The men's football team will be playing at Montjuïc in the 2023/24 season while development work is being done on the Spotify Camp Nou. Barça started work on the Olympic Stadium last December to adapt it to the club's needs and to the requirements of domestic and international competitions.

FC Barcelona statement - FC Barcelona
fC Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, attended the LaLiga extraordinary assembly convened to discuss the so-called 'Caso Negreira' this morning. As a courtesy and out of respect for the professional clubs, the president provided the relevant explanations on this matter, and out of respect for the administration of justice, he stated that any clarifications and queries requested by LaLiga or the clubs after his explanations will be answered in court, where LaLiga has already presented.

The contract offer that Barcelona will present to Leo Messi - SPORT
FC Barcelona wants Leo Messi back and Leo Messi wants to wear the FC Barcelona shirt again. If the protagonists agree on the fundamentals, the agreement should be a reality, even if both parties have to make concessions to seal the deal.

Where do Barca want Leo Messi to play his last game? - SPORT
FC Barcelona, in the Leo Messi operation, has practically everything under control. It has a viability plan to bring Messi back into the squad from next season (2023-24) and has strong reasons to make his return to the club a reality next summer, when he leaves PSG.

Tebas: "Barça can't register Messi today, but hopefully they will manage it" - SPORT
Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga, referred to the possible return of Lionel Messi to Barcelona in the news conference which followed Wednesday's Extraordinary Assembly held in Madrid.

LaLiga chief Tebas: Laporta's Negreira explanation is not convincing - SPORT
"Laporta's explanations were not convincing." That is the most forceful phrase that Javier Tebas said after LaLiga's extraordinary assembly on Wednesday.

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