Squad announced for trip to Bilbao, Alba in but injured Iniesta out | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta has pulled the gracilis muscle in the right thigh will have to miss this weekend’s game at Athletic Club, but it’s too early to tell whether the injury will also affect his availability for the trip to Greece. Thomas Vermaelen is also unavailable after picking a hip injury, and with Ousmane Dembélé, Rafinha, Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal also side-lined that’s six first team players that are currently out of action.
Ernesto Valverde: Athletic are a dangerous team | FC Barcelona
The football never stops and this Saturday La Liga returns with FC Barcelona visiting San Mamés for the week 10 clash with Athletic Club Bilbao. The fixture is a special one for coach Ernesto Valverde who returns to the club where he was both a player and a coach. “Athletic is a dangerous side and they always give it everything,” said the Barça boss in his pre-game press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva.
Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde focused on football amid Catalonia uncertainty | ESPN
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde wants to keep the focus on football after Catalonia’s parliament voted to establish an independent republic on Friday. Spain’s senate responded by granting the country’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, powers to impose direct rule on the region, with the final outcome still far from certain.
Athletic Club v FC Barcelona: Did you know? | FC Barcelona
Saturday 8.45pm brings the latest episode in a saga that dates back 115 years. Here are ten things you might not know about this weekend’s clash between the Basque and Catalan giants.
Aleix Vidal linked to Sevilla return | FC Barcelona
Aleix Vidal’s future at Barcelona is growing increasingly uncertain and former club Sevilla are hopeful of re-signing the full-back, according to reports in Spain. The 28-year-old initially joined the Blaugrana from the Andalucian club in the summer of 2015 for a €28m which included add-ons.
Barca receive Gomes offers – report | Football Espana
Barcelona have received offers for Andre Gomes from Juventus and an unnamed Premier League club, according to reports in Spain. Tuesday’s Copa Del Rey clash at Real Murcia was only the 24-year-old’s second start under Ernesto Valverde, who is understood to be a fan of the midfielder but would sanction a transfer.