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Neuer says Barça are more unpredictable without Messi

Great players before a great match. Mirroring FC Barcelona, Munich hosted a press conference featuring coach Julian Nagelsmann and captain Manuel Neuer. Both agreed that not facing Leo Messi will be "strange", but they indicated caution rather than optimism when it comes to this "different” Barça. Manuel Neuer considers that...
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The squad to face Bayern

Ronald Koeman has announced his squad of 23 for Tuesday night’s game with Bayern Munich (9.00pm CEST): Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, R. Araujo, Sergio, Riqui Puig, Memphis, Demir, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, Pedri, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, O. Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric, Iñaki Peña, Nico, Gavi and Balde.
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FC Barcelona structurally better without Messi, claims Koeman

Barcelona are a structurally better side without superstar forward Lionel Messi, according to head coach Ronald Koeman. The LaLiga giants were left stunned last month when Messi departed for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer after they were unable to fulfil a new contract that had been agreed. Messi's exit...

Braithwaite to undergo surgery

The first team player Martin Braithwaite has a femoropatellar injury in his left knee which has not responded to conservative treatment. The Danish striker will undergo surgery in the coming days. The Club will publish a new injury update when the process has taken place. The Danish international has made...

FC Barcelona honours National Day of Catalonia

Like every year, FC Barcelona has laid flowers at the Monument to Rafael Casanova on the occasion of the National Day of Catalonia. Rafael Yuste (vice-president for sport) Elena Fort (vice-president for the Social Area and spokeswoman) Josep Cubells (secretary of the board and member responsible for basketball) Xavier Barbany...

Preparing for the Bayern clash

The men’s first team trained this Sunday morning, continuing preparations for this season’s first Champions League match against FC Bayern this coming Tuesday at 9.00pm CEST at Camp Nou. Pitch 2 of Ciutat Esportiva hosted a session in very hot weather, where the available players from Koeman’s first team squad - along with Arnau Solà and Estanis from the Under-19s - sharpened up for their European opener.

By the numbers: Pedri's first year

It’s a year today since Pedri played his first game for Barça, in a preseason friendly against Gimnàstic Tarragona at the Estadi Johan Cruyff. The Canary Islander played 45 minutes of a 3-0 win, and since then has gone on to make history at the club. 75 games. Pedri played...

Luuk de Jong 'ready to score goals'

Luuk de Jong has been at Barça for two weeks, but still hasn’t had the chance to make his debut. This weekend he has been speaking to Catalan TV3 about what he hopes to do for the club this season. Big man up front. “I know I won’t play every...

Season’s third kit, inspired by Barcelona’s young talents, to be worn exclusively in the Champions League

FC Barcelona has launched its third strip for the 2021/22 season, the result of an artistic process involving young talents from Barcelona which offers a creative reinterpretation of the traditional blaugrana stripes. It stresses the close link between the Club and the city by incorporating a representation of its neighbourhoods in its design, as reimagined by these talented young artists. In addition to this innovative design, this strip is also special in that it will be exclusively worn by the men's and women's teams in Champions League matches.

FC Barcelona international diary

International football takes centre stage these days and we keep an eye on the 10 players in involved in crucial World Cup 2022 qualifying matches. Pablo Fornals and Ferran Torres scored the goals as Spain picked up three crucial points on the road, with Sergio Busquets playing the full 90 minutes. Jordi Alba and Eric Garcia played no part in a game that ensured Spain stay top of the group. There was also a huge boost to la roja's World Cup qualification prospects as main rivals Sweden were beaten in Greece.

With Lionel Messi gone, FC Barcelona president says club’s debt is $1.6 billion

MADRID — FC Barcelona’s president presented a grim picture of the club’s financial situation Monday, saying its debt has risen to $1.6 billion. Joan Laporta blamed the previous administration of Josep Bartomeu for the club’s “dramatic” situation that ultimately led to star player Lionel Messi’s departure. Laporta accused Bartomeu of countless “lies” and said Bartomeu and his board of directors must be held accountable.
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Barca: The Inside Story of the World’s Greatest Football Club

Get a shot of weekend inspiration with the best in life, arts and culture. Delivered every Saturday morning. Last Sunday, in an unremarkable Ligue 1 match in Reims, European football officially entered a new era. For the first time in his professional career, Lionel Messi, widely judged to be the most talented player of his generation, took the field in a non-FC Barcelona shirt.

FC Barcelona Have Six New Signings To Join The First Team

All things considered, FC Barcelona have made a strong start to their 2021/2022 campaign. Toppling Real Soceidad 4-2 at the Camp Nou on Matchday 1 in La Liga, in their first match of the post-Lionel Messi era, Saturday’s 1-1 draw away at Athletic Bilbao was a tougher assignment yet the Blaugrana can be commended for the fight they showed after falling behind and being dominated for large swathes of the late night fixture.

FC Barcelona Have Already Signed A New Midfielder

Cash-strapped FC Barcelona have been seeking new players in every position to improve their squad ahead of the now-underway 2021/2022 season, with the summer transfer window officially ending in under two weeks’ time on August 31. That Lionel Messi is irreplacable on the front line following his switch to PSG,...

Sergio Agüero wants to leave his mark at Barça

Striker Sergio Agüero took a look at how things are going at Barça for him and the team in a joint interview with radio station 'RAC1' and newspaper 'El Periódico'. The Argentine is currently recovering from a calf injury but made it clear that "at Barça you have go for every trophy."