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FC Barcelona News: 15 January 2024; Barça lose painful El Clásico in Spanish Super Cup Final

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Real Madrid 4-1 FC Barcelona: Super Cup defeat - FC Barcelona
Not this time. Barça so dearly wanted to retain the Spanish Super Cup, but whereas 12 months ago they utterly overwhelmed Real Madrid, this time it was the all-whites who won the trophy fair and square.

Xavi: 'We'll be back' - FC Barcelona
"Iwant to apologise to the fans" said coach Xavi Hernandez following the 4-1 loss to Real Madrid in Sunday's Spanish Super Cup Final. "We weren't the team we wanted to be. We have to carry on working."

Arenteiro 2-0 Barça Atlètic: Defeat in Galicia - FC Barcelona
Barça Atlètic are coming back empty handed from O Carballiño, Galicia, where they were beaten 2-0 on Saturday. It was a tight game that ultimately came down to whoever was going to take the chances when they came, and that team turned out to be the one playing at home. Played under intense rain throughout, it means Barça have dropped to seventh in the table, outside of the playoff places for now, and with several of the teams directly above them yet to play.

Barcelona captain demands response after Supercopa defeat - Football España
Barcelona captain Sergi Roberto has called on his teammates to bounce back after their 4-1 Spanish Supercopa loss to Real Madrid. La Blaugrana failed to defend their 2023 title in the competition on a difficult night for the Catalans in Riyadh.

Barcelona prepared to offer trio as part of deal to sign Newcastle United pivot Bruno Guimaraes - Football España
Barcelona are determined to sign a top-level pivot in the summer, given that they were unable to do so upon Sergio Busquets’ departure at the end of last season. However, due to their ongoing financial problems, it will be very difficult to pay big bucks for anyone. As a result, a swap deal could be utilised by the Catalans, and their reported target for this is Newcastle United’s Bruno Guimaraes.

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