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Barcelona To Wear Unique ‘Glow-In-The-Dark’ Third Kit For First Time Against Borussia Monchengladbach (Photos)

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Barcelona are set to wear their new luminescent third kit for the very time in tonight'sChampions League clash againstBorussia Monchengladbach.

As well as being made from 16 recycled plastic bottles, the turquoise strip actually gives off a faint glow, designed to "naturally highlight the players underneath the floodlights" during night games.

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Messi-less Barca fight back to down Gladbach

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Monchengladbach (Germany) (AFP) Barcelona proved they can win away in Europe even without Lionel Messi as they posted a 2-1 comeback victory at Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Thorgan Hazard the younger brother of Chelsea midfielder Eden gave Gladbach a shock, yet deserved first-half lead.

Enrique expects Barca to be tested at Gladbach

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Monchengladbach (Germany) (AFP) Luis Enrique has warned Barcelona to take nothing for granted when the Spanish giants, minus injured Lionel Messi, face Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday in the Champions League.

"Above everything else, Gladbach inspire awe at home. They aren't just dangerous with the ball, they also attack early and high up the pitch," said Barca's coach in Tuesday's press conference.

Enrique expects Barca to be tested at Gladbach

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Monchengladbach (Germany) (AFP) Luis Enrique has warned Barcelona to take nothing for granted when the Spanish giants, minus injured Lionel Messi, face Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday in the Champions League.

"Above everything else, Gladbach inspire awe at home. They aren't just dangerous with the ball, they also attack early and high up the pitch," said Barca's coach in Tuesday's press conference.

Barca have resources to combat missing Messi – Luis Enrique

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insists his star-studded squad can cope without Lionel Messi for the next three weeks, but claimed the Argentine's absence is "terrible" for football.

Messi will miss Barca's trips to Sporting Gijon, Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League and Celta Vigo in the next week due to a groin strain.

Spanish court reopens Neymar fraud case

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Madrid (AFP) A fraud case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player's 2013 transfer to Barcelona was reopened on Friday following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors, a court filing showed.

In July a judge ruled that irregularities in the high-profile transfer were detected, but said it was an issue for a civil court, not a criminal court to settle.

Spanish court reopens Neymar fraud case

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Madrid (AFP) A fraud case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player's 2013 transfer to Barcelona was reopened on Friday following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors, a court filing showed.

In July a judge ruled that irregularities in the high-profile transfer were detected, but said it was an issue for a civil court, not a criminal court to settle.

Barca will miss injured Messi – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists it is obvious rivals Barcelona will miss the injured Lionel Messi during a three-week layoff, but has injury concerns of his own ahead of Saturday's trip to Las Palmas.

The five-time World Player of the Year is set to be sidelined for Barca's trips to Sporting Gijon, Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League and Celta Vigo in the next week due to a groin strain.

Spain reopens Neymar fraud case

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Madrid (AFP) A fraud case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player's 2013 transfer to Barcelona was re-opened on Friday following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors, a court filing showed.

In July a judge ruled that irregularities in the high-profile transfer were detected, but said it was an issue for a civil court, not a criminal court to settle.

Spain reopens Neymar fraud case

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Madrid (AFP) A fraud case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player's 2013 transfer to Barcelona was re-opened on Friday following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors, a court filing showed.

In July a judge ruled that irregularities in the high-profile transfer were detected, but said it was an issue for a civil court, not a criminal court to settle.

Spain reopens Neymar fraud case – court filing

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Madrid (AFP) A fraud case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player's 2013 transfer to Barcelona was re-opened on Friday following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors, a court filing showed.

In July a judge ruled that irregularities in the high-profile transfer were detected, but said it was an issue for a civil court, not a criminal court to settle.

Messi out for three weeks as Atletico hold Barca

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Barcelona (AFP) Lionel Messi will miss the next three weeks after suffering the 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.

Messi out for three weeks as Atletico hold Barca

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Barcelona (AFP) Lionel Messi will miss the next three weeks after suffering the 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.

Messi out for three weeks with groin injury – club

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be sidelined for the next three weeks due to a groin strain, dealing a huge blow to his club and country.

"Leo Messi has a groin strain in his right leg and he will be out for around three weeks," Barcelona said in a statement.

Messi limped off just before the hour mark of the Spanish champions' 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Messi out for three weeks with groin injury – club

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be sidelined for the next three weeks due to a groin strain, dealing a huge blow to his club and country.

"Leo Messi has a groin strain in his right leg and he will be out for around three weeks," Barcelona said in a statement.

Messi limped off just before the hour mark of the Spanish champions' 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

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.

Injured Messi forced out of Atletico clash

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Barcelona (AFP) Lionel Messi appeared to suffer the recurrence of a groin strain as he limped off early in the second-half of Barcelona's crunch La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

The five-time World Player of the Year missed Argentina's World Cup qualifier with Venezuela earlier this month due to the problem and only started Barca's shock 2-1 defeat to Alaves 10 days ago on the bench as coach Luis Enrique bedded him back into action gently.

Luis Enrique defends showboating Neymar

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insists Neymar's skills should be enjoyed rather than criticised after the Brazilian's penchant for showboating once again came under the spotlight.

Former Barca and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Laudrup controversially slammed Neymar for displaying his full range of tricks towards the end of Barca's 5-1 thrashing of newly promoted Leganes on Saturday.

Luis Enrique defends showboating Neymar

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insists Neymar's skills should be enjoyed rather than criticised after the Brazilian's penchant for showboating once again came under the spotlight.

Former Barca and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Laudrup controversially slammed Neymar for displaying his full range of tricks towards the end of Barca's 5-1 thrashing of newly promoted Leganes on Saturday.

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.

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Where to find Gladbach vs. Barcelona on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Barcelona, you've come to the right place.

After Barcelona's 7-0 victory against Celtic in matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League, it'll be interesting to see what tactics Borussia Monchengladbach will employ against a Barcelona team that is firing on all cylinders.

Where to find Gladbach vs. Barcelona on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Barcelona, you've come to the right place.

After Barcelona's 7-0 victory against Celtic in matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League, it'll be interesting to see what tactics Borussia Monchengladbach will employ against a Barcelona team that is firing on all cylinders.

FC Barcelona 2016/17 Nike Third Kit

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FC Barcelona will debut their 2016/17 Nike third kit during Wednesday's UEFA Champions League group [...]

No fear for Gladbach against Messi-less Barca

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Monchengladbach (Germany) (AFP) Borussia Monchengladbach coach Andre Schubert says his side have nothing to fear against a Barcelona team shorn of the injured Lionel Messi for Wednesday's Champions League clash.

Barcelona opened their assault on Europe a fortnight ago with a 7-0 drubbing of Celtic at the Camp Nou while the Germans suffered a 4-0 defeat at Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

No fear for Gladbach against Messi-less Barca

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Monchengladbach (Germany) (AFP) Borussia Monchengladbach coach Andre Schubert says his side have nothing to fear against a Barcelona team shorn of the injured Lionel Messi for Wednesday's Champions League clash.

Barcelona opened their assault on Europe a fortnight ago with a 7-0 drubbing of Celtic at the Camp Nou while the Germans suffered a 4-0 defeat at Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

4-3-3 vs Monchengladbach: Barcelona without world class star and key defender for UCL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

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UEFA Champions League 2016/17
28th September 2016, 19:45 pm BST
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Borussia Monchengladbach host Barcelona in the Champions League this week.

Sporting Gijon Defender Douglas Suffers Strange Buttock Injury After Falling Asleep In ‘Uncomfortable Position’ On Team Bus

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Barcelona right-back Douglas has done himself no favours in his attempt to shed his reputation as a perma-crock after managing to succumb to injury in his sleep.

The Brazilian, who is currently on a season-longloan at Sporting Gijon, has managed just 379 minutes on the pitch for Barca since arriving ahead ofthe 2014/15 season due to a never-ending spateof knacks and knocks.

Messi out for three weeks as Barcelona draw Atletico

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be sidelined for the next three weeks due to a groin strain, dealing a huge blow to his club and country.

"To lose Lionel Messi means football loses and we lose," said Barca boss Luis Enrique.

Messi limped off just before the hour mark of the Spanish champions' 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Barcelona the benchmark for Atletico, says Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone believes Barcelona remain the benchmark, ahead of Wednesday's first blockbuster clash of the La Liga season between his Champions League finalists and the Spanish champions.

Simeone's men dumped Barca out of the Champions League for the second time in three years last season, but the Argentine has yet to taste victory against the Catalans in La Liga during his five-year reign.

Where to find Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid, you've come to the right place.

After a 7-0 victory against Celtic and a 5-1 win against Leganes, the goals are pouring in for Barcelona. However, that flood may stop as they take on their arch-rivals Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in a match between two of the three toughest teams in Spain.

Where to find Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid, you've come to the right place.

After a 7-0 victory against Celtic and a 5-1 win against Leganes, the goals are pouring in for Barcelona. However, that flood may stop as they take on their arch-rivals Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in a match between two of the three toughest teams in Spain.

Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid predicted lineups and preview

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Since Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side established themselves as a major force in world football, matches against the capital club and Barcelona have always been absorbing.

It's the European game's equivalent of the unstoppable force against the immovable object. The Catalans, with arguably the finest attack ever assembled in domestic football, up against one of the most aggressive and intelligent defensive setups put together.

4-3-3 v Atletico Madrid: Luis Enrique's strongest possible Barcelona lineup for vital clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s La Liga fixture.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
Liga BBVA 2016/17
21st September 2016, 21:00 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
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Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in La Liga this week and both sides will be looking to close the gap with league leaders and bitter rivals Real Madrid.

Real Madrid equal Barcelona record without Ronaldo and Bale

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Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid were without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale for their trip to Espanyol but that didn’t stop them from equalling the Periquitos’ local rivals Barcelona’s league record of 16 consecutive wins.

Goals from James Rodriguez-his first for the club in five months-and Karim Benzema made sure los Blancos head into mid-week’s clash against Villarreal with one eye on breaking a record held by their fierce rivals.

Arsenal

Are Barcelona ready to give up on Arsenal’s Bellerin?

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has been strongly linked with a return to Barcelona, but they may no longer be ready to follow up on their interest. The Spaniard left the Barca youth set-up in order to sign his first professional contract with Arsenal, and has risen up through the ranks in North-Londonto becomeone of the [.

European Weekend Rewind: Arsenal and Man United romp, Bayern wins late, and more

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Big clashes in Englandthis weekend made for some truly eye catching scorelines. Chelsea wasthumped by city rival Arsenal, while champions Leicester City receiveda rude awakeningat Old Trafford. West Ham continued their torrid run to the season, while City's Guardiola stayed perfect.

The top clubs in Italy and Germanyscored victories, though hard-earned ones.

Barcelona talk up Bellerin interest, Arsenal willing to sell?

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Barcelona have praised Arsenal's Hector Bellerin amidst reported interest from the club, and now reports claim the Gunners are willing to sell. The 21 year-old has been heavily impressive since making hisbreakthrough in 2014, highlighted by his inclusion in last season's Premier League PFA Team of the Year.

Key Arsenal pair being eyed by European giants

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Arsenal pair Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin are being targeted for January moves according to reports. The Chilean forward has been the subject of strongspeculation in recent weeks, with claims that he is demanding more money than the Gunners have been willing to pay thus far. Sanchez will enter the final 18 months of his [.

The Rest

Manchester City could be next in line to face transfer ban

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Manchester City could find themselves in a tight spot as they were reported to Fifa for an alleged ‘trafficking’ of Benjamin Garre. The club apparently beat Manchester United and Barcelona to the youngster’s signature.

A formal complaint was lodged against the side by Argentine club Velez Sarsfield.