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FC Barcelona News: 5 January 2024; Barça beat Las Palmas, Vitor Roque makes debut

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

UD Las Palmas v FC Barcelona - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Las Palmas 1-2 FC Barcelona: Epic comeback to start the year - FC Barcelona
Following the victories for Real Madrid and Girona on Wednesday night, Barça knew that only three full set of three points would suffice from today’s trip to the Canary islands.

Xavi delighted with 'well-deserved win' - FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández was naturally delighted with three points from the midweek trip to the Canary Islands, saying afterwards that "we still have every chance of being in contention for the Liga title. We're the defending champions. We very much still alive and ready to fight for it."

Winning debut for Vitor Roque - FC Barcelona
He didn't score, but in the short time he was on the pitch, we saw plenty of reasons to be very excited about the addition of Vitor Roque to the FC Barcelona roster.

Ferran Torres scores the first goal of the year for Barça - FC Barcelona
He does it again. Ferran Torres scored Barça's first goal of the year in the win over Las Palmas, adding his name to a list that includes Ronald Araujo (2023), Luuk de Jong (2022), Frenkie de Jong (2021), Luis Suárez (2020) and Leo Messi (2019) in recent seasons.

Xavi Hernandez delivers positive update on João Cancelo injury concern - "It doesn't seem serious" - Football España
Xavi provided a positive update on Joao Cancelo’s injury situation, with the Portuguese defender having been forced off in the early stages with an apparent knee problem. “Cancelo is fine, it doesn’t look serious.”

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