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FC Barcelona News: 8 January 2024; Barça win in Copa del Rey debut, Ronald Araujo open to Bayern Munich move

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UD Las Palmas v FC Barcelona - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Gabriel Jimenez Lorenzo/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barbastro 2-3 FC Barcelona: A win, but not an easy one - FC Barcelona
The Catalans, playing with more or less the strongest side they could field, had just the one goal to show from their total dominance of the first 45 minutes. And with Barbastro playing with far more verve in the second half, the win wasn’t decided until the very end.

Xavi: 'We created a lot' - FC Barcelona
The boss, goalscorer Fermín and new arrival Vitor Roque reflect on the Copa del Rey win at Barbastro

Last 16 taking shape - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona got their Copa del Rey campaign off to a winning start with a 3-2 victory in Barbastro, and all but one of the other 15 teams that have advanced to the next round are already known. The only pending doubt is that of the outcome of the Unionistas v Villarreal game, which was suspended due to a lighting failure with the score standing at 1-1.

Andreas Christensen named Danish player of the year - FC Barcelona
Barça defender Andreas Christensen has been named as Danish player of the year for 2023 after a vote amongst fellow professionals from the Scandinavian country. The award is organised by the Danish Football Federation and the blaugrana could not contain his delight at being honoured by his fellow footballers: "This award means a lot to me because they are my fellow professionals who have voted. That is very special."

Ronald Araujo "in no rush" to sign new contract, opens door to possible Bayern Munich move - Football España
Ronald Araujo’s situation at Barcelona will be one to watch going into the summer transfer window. The Uruguayan defender has attracted strong interest from Bayern Munich, with the German champions prepared to go all-in to sign him before the start of next season.

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