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Cries of ‘freedom’ as record-breaking Barcelona march on

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona continued their record-breaking start to a La Liga season by beating Sevilla 2-1 thanks to Paco Alcacer’s double on Saturday in an atmosphere at the Camp Nou marked by the political upheaval in Catalonia.

A huge Catalan flag and banners reading “justice” in Catalan and English were displayed before kick-off after eight ministers of the Catalan government deposed by Madrid were detained pending a possible trial for their roles in the drive for Catalan independence.

Alcacer double edges Barca past Sevilla

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona continued their record-breaking start to a La Liga season by beating Sevilla 2-1 thanks to Paco Alcacer’s double on Saturday in an atmosphere at the Camp Nou marked by the political upheaval in Catalonia.

A huge Catalan flag and banners reading “justice” in Catalan and English were displayed before kick-off after eight ministers of the Catalan government deposed by Madrid were detained pending a possible trial for their roles in the drive for Catalan independence.

Downpour drowns out Barcelona’s plea for dialogue

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Barcelona (AFP) – A near 50-metre banner pleaded for “Dialogue, Respect, and Sport” as Barcelona’s Camp Nou opened its doors Wednesday for the first time since a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia on October 1.

However, heavy rain in the hours before kick-off against Olympiakos in the Champions League turned thousands of fans away with almost two thirds of the 99,000-capacity stadium left empty.

Downpour drowns out Barcelona’s plea for dialogue

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Barcelona (AFP) – A near 50-metre banner pleaded for “Dialogue, Respect, and Sport” as Barcelona’s Camp Nou opened its doors Wednesday for the first time since a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia on October 1.

However, heavy rain in the hours before kick-off against Olympiakos in the Champions League turned thousands of fans away with almost two thirds of the 99,000-capacity stadium left empty.

Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia

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Madrid (AFP) – For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia, Barcelona’s Camp Nou opens its doors when Olympiakos visit on Wednesday.

On the field, Barca should have little problem sweeping aside an Olympiakos side without a point in the Champions League so far this season to consolidate their position atop Group D.

Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia

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Madrid (AFP) – For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia, Barcelona’s Camp Nou opens its doors when Olympiakos visit on Wednesday.

On the field, Barca should have little problem sweeping aside an Olympiakos side without a point in the Champions League so far this season to consolidate their position atop Group D.

Per Sempre: Barcelona Maestro Andres Iniesta Signs ‘Lifetime Contract’ To Prolong 21-Year Stint Into Eternity (Photos)

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In what we assume must surely be some sort of first, Andres Iniesta has signed a new 'lifetime' contract with Barcelona.

In potted terms, the deal means that Iniesta has pledged (presumably on a rolling basis) the rest of his career to Barca, the club he joined as a 12-year-old boy in 1996, some 21 years ago.

Cack-Footed: Ousmane Dembele Rivals Paulinho For Skill And Trickery While ‘Freestyling’ At Barcelona Unveiling (Video)

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Just as Paulinho recently wowed the crowd with a stunning display of six kick-ups in a row, Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona's new club record signing, decided to seize the chance and show the Barcelona fans exactly what he's all aboutduring his grand unveiling.

Mere days after joining the Catalan club in a £96million deal, the 20-year-old French forward dazzled his audience with a quick burst of fleet-footed magic.

Barcelona: Paulinho Makes Shocking Hash Of Basic Keepy-Uppies At Camp Nou Unveiling (Video)

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It's fairly safe to say that the majority of Barcelona fans are ever so slightly underwhelmed about their club decision to spend €40million of The Neymar Money™ on bringing in his compatriot, Paulinho, from China.

After leaving Tottenham under a cloud, the midfielder spent two years looking comparatively godly in the Chinese Super League with Guangzhou Evergrande before sealing a shock move to Barca last week.

Super Cup: Marco Asensio Continues Amazing Goal-Scoring Debut Record As Real Madrid Emerge Victorious Over Barcelona In First Leg (Photos & Video)

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Real Madrid emerged from the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup with a commanding lead over eternal rivals Barcelona, winning 3-1 at the Camp Nou on Sunday night.

Indeed, Real looked to be firing on all cylinders before a ball was even kicked in anger if this footage of their mesmerising pre-match training drill is anything to go by.

Joan Gamper Trophy: Standing Ovations All Round As Barcelona Beat Chapecoense In Incredibly Emotional Friendly (Photos & Video)

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Chapecoense defender Neto (centre) weeps before the Joan Gamper Trophy friendly against Barcelona

Monday evening saw Barcelona play host to Chapecoense in the Joan Gamper Trophy, just nine months after the tragic plane crash that near-destroyed the Brazilian club.

As you might expect, emotions ran high throughout with the only three players to survive the disaster Jackson Follman, Neto and Alan Ruschel (all seen above) invited out onto the Camp Nou pitch before the match to perform a ceremonial kick-off.

Neymar world record PSG move imminent

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Barcelona (AFP) – Neymar could be presented as a Paris Saint-Germain player as early as this weekend for a world record fee as Barcelona admitted defeat in convincing the Brazilian to stay at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Wagner Ribeiro, an advisor to the player, claimed PSG would pay his 222 million euro ($260 million) buyout clause in the “coming hours” to more than double the current transfer record set by Paul Pogba’s £89.

‘Buzzing To Start New Chapter’ – Ex-Oldham Defender Ryan McLaughlin Fools Twitter With Brilliantly Simple Barcelona Gag (Photo)

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While Liverpool Under-21s to Barcelona via Oldham Athletic isn't exactly the most well-worn career path, Ryan McLaughlin still managed to convince more than a few social media rubes that he'd made the big leap thanks to a brilliantly simple Twitter gag he concocted recently.

The 22-year-old full-back, who is a free agent after leaving the Latics this summer, posted a photo on Twitter holding his new Barca shirt aloft and heralded a new and exciting chapter in his professional career.

Bilbao’s Valverde coy on Barcelona link

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Madrid (AFP) – Ernesto Valverde said Wednesday there were clubs chasing him but refused to say if one of them was Barcelona, amid reports he is poised to be appointed head coach at the Camp Nou.

The 53-year-old Spaniard resigned as Athletic Bilbao boss on Tuesday and Spanish media reports he should be named as successor to outgoing Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Monday.

‘Unbeatable’ Juventus hailed as Euro dream takes shape

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Milan (AFP) – “Unbeatable” Juventus can finally hand goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon an elusive Champions League title after making five-time winners Barcelona “cry” in the quarter-finals.

Those were the headlines splashed across the front pages in Italy after rock-solid Juventus followed their impressive 3-0 first-leg win over the Spanish giants with a defensive masterclass that held Barca to a frustrating scoreless draw at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

‘Unbeatable’ Juventus hailed as Euro dream takes shape

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Milan (AFP) – “Unbeatable” Juventus can finally hand goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon an elusive Champions League title after making five-time winners Barcelona “cry” in the quarter-finals.

Those were the headlines splashed across the front pages in Italy after rock-solid Juventus followed their impressive 3-0 first-leg win over the Spanish giants with a defensive masterclass that held Barca to a frustrating scoreless draw at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Champions League: PSG Send Letter To UEFA Listing Every Mistake Made By Referee Deniz Aytekin During Barcelona Match

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Showing anigh-on admirable refusal to let it lie, PSG have reportedly cobbled together a list of all the mistakes made by the referee during their Champions League second-leg capitulation against Barcelona and submitted it to UEFA.

According to Le Parisien (who claim to have gleaned their information fromMARCA andGazzetta dello Sport), PSG's top brass have compiled a list of what they deem to be every error madeby referee Deniz Aytekin throughout the duration of the match.

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Last Wednesday, FC Barcelona beat PSG in the second leg at home in the Camp Nou to advance in the Champions League. Barca features three of the soccer's best attacking players Messi, Neymar, and Suarez and, before the first game, they were expected to advance past the Parisians. Then, Barca went and lost the first leg by four goals.

‘The Pain Was Unbearable’ – Heartbreaking Tale Of Dutch Fan Who Left Camp Nou In 83rd Minute To Avoid The Crowds

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While the 90,000-odd people still inside the Camp Nou were erupting during the final few minutes of Barcelona'sepic win over PSG last night, one poor schmuck was stood outside wondering what all the fuss was about.

That man wasCris Rolandus, who travelled to the match from his home in Rotterdam only to leave the stadium in the 83rd minute to avoid the crowds.

‘I Left Some Ligaments On The Pitch’ – Luis Enrique Admits He Injured Himself During Wild Celebrations At Camp Nou

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Luis Enrique admitted that he did himself a bit of a mischief while celebrating Barcelona's incredible comeback victory over PSG in the Champions League last night.

With Sergi Roberto scoring the winner in the 95th minute, the final whistle sparked a deafening cacophony of celebrations at the Camp Nou, with Enrique hurtling out of his technical area to hug absolutely everybody in sight.

Barcelona plotting shock transfer, will offer Camp Nou star in exchange for Real Madrid player

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Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu for a while now.

The Spanish international has had limited game time under Zidane and is ready to consider a summer transfer in order to play regular first-team football.

Barcelona boos unhelpful: Luis Enrique

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona boss Luis Enrique labelled harsh treatment dished out to his players by Barca fans nonsensical as the Spanish champions squeezed past Leganes 2-1 on Sunday.

Following a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, Barca needed a last minute Lionel Messi penalty to see off a Leganes side without a win since November and on their first ever league visit to the Camp Nou.

Barcelona boos unhelpful: Luis Enrique

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona boss Luis Enrique labelled harsh treatment dished out to his players by Barca fans nonsensical as the Spanish champions squeezed past Leganes 2-1 on Sunday.

Following a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, Barca needed a last minute Lionel Messi penalty to see off a Leganes side without a win since November and on their first ever league visit to the Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Highlights | FC Barcelona - 3, Athletic Bilbao - 0

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FC Barcelona won against Athletic Bilbao in the League with a 3-0 victory at the Camp Nou. Paco, Messi and Vidal scored for Barca to complete a fairly easy victory.

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Major blow for Barcelona; Top class star in legal trouble, prosecutors want him in prison

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Barcelona and Neymar have been embroiled in legal trouble ever since the Brazilian’s big-money move to Camp Nou back in 2013.

As per the latest reports, the Spanish giants managed to agree on a settlement earlier this year, but a Spanish public prosecutor has reopened the case and wants the authorities to send Neymar to the prison on charges of tax evasion.

Guardiola changed Barcelona, says Pique ahead of Man City clash

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Barcelona (AFP) Pep Guardiola's legacy at Barcelona will never be forgotten, according to Barca defender Gerard Pique, ahead of the Manchester City manager's return to the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Pique was a major part of the Guardiola side that won 14 trophies in a golden four-year period between 2008 and 2012.

Guardiola changed Barcelona, says Pique ahead of Man City clash

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Barcelona (AFP) Pep Guardiola's legacy at Barcelona will never be forgotten, according to Barca defender Gerard Pique, ahead of the Manchester City manager's return to the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Pique was a major part of the Guardiola side that won 14 trophies in a golden four-year period between 2008 and 2012.

Barcelona eye Chelsea loanee in £20 million move

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Barcelona have reportedly identified Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen as a potential defensive reinforcement and are ready to bid £20 million for the 20-year-old, according to The Sun.

The Danish centre-half joined the West London club’s youth ranks in 2014 from Brondby and was tipped to have a big impact in the Premier League.

Messi injured as Atletico hold Barcelona

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Barcelona (AFP) Lionel Messi was forced off with the apparent recurrence of a groin injury as Atletico Madrid came from behind to hold Barcelona 1-1 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Ivan Rakitic headed Barca into the lead just before half-time, but Angel Correa slotted home on the hour mark just seconds after Messi limped off to hand Atletico a deserved point.

Simeone eyes long-awaited Barca win against ‘the best’

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Madrid (AFP) Diego Simeone has one of the few feats to elude his hugely successful spell in charge of Atletico Madrid in his sights on Wednesday by claiming a first win in nine attempts at Barcelona's Camp Nou.

Simeone's biggest achievement as Atletico boss came in winning La Liga at Camp Nou with a 1-1 draw in 2014, but despite also dumping Barca out of the Champions League in two of the last three seasons, the Argentine has yet to taste victory in the Catalan capital.

Luis Enrique seeks swift Barca bounceback

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona coach Luis Enrique expects the Spanish champions to suffer no after-effects from their shock La Liga defeat to Alaves when Celtic make their Champions League return at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Enrique was in the firing line after leaving Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench among seven changes as Barca's 100 percent start to the campaign was ended in stunning fashion by Alaves' first La Liga win in a decade with a 2-1 victory at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Luis Enrique seeks swift Barca bounceback

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona coach Luis Enrique expects the Spanish champions to suffer no after-effects from their shock La Liga defeat to Alaves when Celtic make their Champions League return at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Enrique was in the firing line after leaving Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench among seven changes as Barca's 100 percent start to the campaign was ended in stunning fashion by Alaves' first La Liga win in a decade with a 2-1 victory at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Barcelona vs Alaves Prediction, Team News & Preview

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Barcelona vs Alaves predictions, betting tips, team news, and stats ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Barcelona vs Alaves
Competition: Liga BBVA
Kick-off Time: 19:30 pm BST, Saturday
10th September 2016
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona

Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona will look to continue their excellent start to the season with a win when they take on Alaves later today.

Barcelona: Camp Nou Will Not Be Extended Until Debt Is Reduced

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Interesting comments by Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu that the planned expansion of the Camp Nou will not take place until the club has reduced its debt by over €100m.

Barca's current debt is about €304, according to last years figures and Bartomeu wants to reduce it to €200m.

Barcelona present plans for increased capacity at Camp Nou

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Barcelona presented plans for the extensive renovation of their Camp Nou stadium on Thursday that will see the capacity of Europe's biggest stadium extended to 105,000 and an open facade to allow views across the city.

"It will be a unique stadium," said club president Josep Maria Bartomeu at the presentation inside the stadium attended by the first-team squad.

Barcelona present plans for increased capacity at Camp Nou

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Barcelona presented plans for the extensive renovation of their Camp Nou stadium on Thursday that will see the capacity of Europe's biggest stadium extended to 105,000 and an open facade to allow views across the city.

"It will be a unique stadium," said club president Josep Maria Bartomeu at the presentation inside the stadium attended by the first-team squad.

Barcelona vs Valencia, La Liga 2016: Team News, Possible Lineups & Key Stats

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Barcelona vs Valencia
Liga BBVA
17th April 2016, 19:30 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
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Wounded PSG grind out win at Lorient

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Paris (AFP) – Christopher Nkunku’s first Ligue 1 goal helped Paris Saint-Germain avoid further embarrassment with Sunday’s 2-1 win at Lorient providing some minor relief following their Champions League humiliation.

Four days after a historic meltdown in Barcelona, Edinson Cavani flicked on a corner that brushed Benjamin Jeannot and went down as an own goal to give PSG a 28th-minute lead at the Stade du Moustoir.

Video: Barcelona reveals Camp Nou transformation

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If Henry Can, Welbeck Can

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Time to play with The Big Boys. Finish Top 4 and this is the reward. No-one expects us to win the CL, only one club can do so and, let's be honest, it is not going to be Arsenal in the near future, but what Top 4 offers is the chance to play in the Camp Nou or the Allianz Arena or the Bernabeu.

In other words glory.