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Catalan Super Cup: Marcus McGuane Becomes First Englishman To Play For Barcelona Since Gary Lineker In 1989 (Photos)

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There's a good chance you've never heard the name before but on Wednesday night Marcus McGuane became the first Englishman to play for Barcelona in 29 years.

McGuane, 19, replaced Aleix Vidal for the final 13 minutes of Barca's Catalan Super Cup victory over neighbours Espanyol, thus becoming the first male player from England to wear the blaugrana since Gary Lineker.

CD Eldense: Spanish Third-Tier Club Quit League Entirely After Suffering 12-0 Drubbing Against Barcelona B

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Spare a thought for poor CD Eldense, who on Saturday afternoon suffereda beating so severe that they immediately pulled themselves out of the Spanish third tier as a result.

Eldense took on Segunda Division league leaders Barcelona B knowing that a defeat would seal their relegation.

Barca plan stadium, statue homage to Cruyff

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed on Saturday that a new stadium for the Barca B team will be named after Johan Cruyff and a statue of the Dutch great constructed at the club’s Camp Nou stadium.

Speaking a day after the first anniversary of Cruyff’s death, his son Jordi said the family were “very happy” with the agreement reached with Barcelona.

MLS Ticker: TFC inks Barcelona product, NYCFC signs Awuah, and more

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Toronto FC has been expectedly quiet during the winter, but they made a significant splash on Monday morning.

TFC has officially unveiled the signing of Spanish midfielder Victor Vazquez using targeted allocation money. The 30-year-old most recently played for Cruz Azul in Liga MX and will provide even more experience in TFC's midfield this upcoming season.

Sevilla shine in Warsaw, Barça win cup number two

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Two cup finals, two Spanish winners.

Sevilla won the Europa League in style and Barcelona won the Copa del Rey with more devastating, winning football, topped by yet another wonder goal from Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo's 300, Fernandez quits on air, Barça drop points

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Barcelona and Real Madrid both won in midweek to keep Barca's lead to four points.

The blaugrana had no trouble dispatching Almeria 4-0 at home, with Lionel Messi bending a 20 yarder into the far corner for a goal much like his strike for Argentina against Iran at the World Cup.

Nervous Barça put on a brave face

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Barcelona 3:1 Atletico Madrid Here in Spain, the main Yuletide celebration is not Christmas Day but Los Reyes (the Kings), the Epiphany, the 6th of January or Twelfth Night, the date when the baby Jesus delivers presents to the good children of Iberia in the same way the three wise men from the east brought gifts to him.

BARCELONA B: The future looks bright

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With no top flight domestic football on over the weekend as a result of the international qualifiers/friendlies, and Cadiz playing away from home, I decided to tune into Barcelona B v Xerez to get my weekly fix of Spanish football. And if there's anything I learned, it's that Barcelonas future is in safe hands.

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Ballou Tabla makes Barcelona B debut

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Former Montreal Impact wingerBallou Jean-Yves Tabla made his Barcelona B debut over the weekend, earning praise from an Ivorian legend.

The attacker came on as a second half substitute in a 1-0 loss to Alcorcon. He played on the right wing of Barca B's 4-3-3 formation and he trained with the senior squad alongside the likes of Lionel Messi for the first time on Monday morning.

Wednesday Kickoff: Suarez to play in Barcelona B friendly; Klopp concerned by schedules; and more

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Despite having more than a month remaining on his ban, Luis Suarez is set to takethe field Wednesday wearing Barcelona colors.

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique confirmed that theUruguayan, who is serving a suspension for biting defender Giorgio Chiellini in this summer's World Cup, is scheduled to feature in Wednesday's Barcelona B friendly against an Indonesian national selection.

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CD Eldense Coach Arrested After Spanish Police Launch Match-Fixing Probe Into Hefty 12-0 Defeat

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Remember yesterday when we brought you news of a defeat so heavythat it causedCD Eldense to withdraw fromthe Spanish third tierwith immediate effect? Well, it would appear that the saga doesn't begin and end there.

The day after the match (i.e, today),Eldense's head coach Filippo di Pierro wasarrested by police who are reportedly chasing upallegations of corruption pertaining to Saturday's Segunda Division B fixture.

Luis Alberto To Have Medical At Liverpool

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Sevilla's Luis Alberto will have a medical at Liverpool on Friday after a £6.8million deal was agreed between the two clubs.
The 20-year-old, who will sign on a four-year deal, has been on loan at Barcelona B and had expected to stay at Sevilla, but the cash-strapped club has had to let the striker leave.