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FC Barcelona News: 11 January 2024; All set for Super Cup semi-final, Ronald Araujo talks Bayern Munich rumors

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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PREVIEW | FC Barcelona v Osasuna - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona begin (and hopefully don't end) their bid to retain the Spanish Super Cup this Thursday at 8pm CET in the 25,000 capacity King Saud University Stadium (also known for sponsorship reasons as Al-Awwal Park), in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.

Training at the Prince Faisal stadium - FC Barcelona
With the seats and running track providing a blue backdrop, the squad donned the new training kit for the first time and took to the pitch for the first training session in Saudi Arabia. The outside of the stadium where Al-Hilal usually play in Riyadh - featuring players such as Neymar, Bono, Koulibaly, Ruben Neves and Milinkovic-Savic - is more of a sand colour to match the surroundings.

Xavi: 'We are a close-knit group' - FC Barcelona
The group's close-knit nature was a key takeaway from Xavi Hernández' press conference today, held before the Super Cup starts in earnest against Osasuna tomorrow. Xavi mentioned his opposite number Arrasate a number of times before the press, and Ronald Araujo also gave his thoughts.

Araujo: 'We have a great group and team' - FC Barcelona
Today Ronald Araujo addressed the media at a packed press conference for the upcoming semi-final against Osasuna, emphasising that “The Super Cup is an important trophy for the Club”.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Osasuna - FC Barcelona
The first trophy of the season is up for grabs, as FC Barcelona can win the Spanish Super Cup this week if all goes to plan. First up, Osasuna in the semi-final in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), with a place in the final for the winner.

Spanish Super Cup: Did you know? - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face Osasuna in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup this Thursday, with a place in the final against one of the two Madrid clubs waiting for the winner. The Catalans are looking to win the title for the fifteenth time, and here are a few more nuggets of trivia to whet your appetite for the event being held once again in Saudi Arabia.

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