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FC Barcelona News: 6 January 2024; Vitor Roque officially presented, João Cancelo injury confirmed

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v UD Almeria - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Vitor Roque all smiles during his official presentation as a blaugrana - FC Barcelona
Since arriving just over a week ago, Vitor Roque has been a busy man - normal fare with new signings, but the fact he is joining mid-season simply adds another layer to proceedings. Friday morning saw his official presentation as a Barça player just hours after he made his debut.

João Cancelo has a strained medial collateral ligament in his left knee - FC Barcelona
Tests carried out on Friday show that first team player João Cancelo has a strained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. He is unavailable for selection and his recovery will dictate his return.

FC Barcelona v Villarreal kick off time confirmed - FC Barcelona
The kick off times for week 22 in La Liga have been announced and FC Barcelona will face Villarreal at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in their first game of 2024 in front of their own fans after away trip to Las Palmas, Barbastro in the Copa del Rey, Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup and Betis.

Ronald Araujo tips Vitor Roque for instant Barcelona impact - Football España
Barcelona fans are ready for Vitor Roque to hit the ground running in 2024. La Blaugrana are back in action following the mid-season break and the Catalans returned with a 2-1 La Liga win away at Las Palmas. Despite the drama of a late comeback in Gran Canaria, Barcelona fans were also focused on their new debutant, as the Brazilian star was given a cameo off the bench.

Incredible statistic reveals Barcelona's reliance on late La Liga goals - Football España
Barcelona could be set for more dramatic late wins in 2024 based on an eye catching statistic on their form. La Blaugrana kicked off 2024 with a 2-1 victory away at Las Palmas but they needed an added time penalty from Ilkay Gundogan to secure all three points in Gran Canaria. The small band of travelling fans were forced to survive on their nerves but a late rally is something they have become used to so far this season.

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