A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors
Barça Women 4-1 Arsenal: Triumphant start to the Champions League – FC Barcelona
Agreat start at the Estadi Johan Cruyff for Barça in the defence of the Women’s Champions League title as Jonatan Giráldez’s team pulled off a 4-1 win over Arsenal in their first fixture of this season’s new group stage in the competition.
Tuesday session at the Ciutat Esportiva – FC Barcelona
Another training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for the players who are not amongst the 11 FC Barcelona players who find themselves away on international duty.
Frenkie de Jong claims Barcelona’s crisis has been exaggerated: “I’m disappointed, not depressed” – Football Espana
Frenkie de Jong, speaking to Dutch media in comments carried by Mundo Deportivo, has been discussing the crisis facing Barcelona. The Catalan club have endured a traumatic start to the season. They lost Lionel Messi late in the window to Paris Saint-Germain and have struggled to find consistency so far this campaign.
Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling crazy to sign for Barcelona – SPORT
He was Barcelona’s secret target in the last week of the summer transfer window. When there was speculation about sporting director Mateu Alemany travelling to Manchester to negotiate a move for Edinson Cavani, the reality is that he was trying to sign Raheem Sterling on loan from Manchester City.
Barcelona want centre-back Samuel Umtiti out of the club in January – SPORT
Both Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and the club’s recruitment department are clear that Samuel Umtiti will not get chances at the club this season. The defender was reluctant to leave in the summer and forced a meeting with the president, Joan Laporta, in which it was agreed he would get one last opportunity.
The reasons Clement Lenglet’s Barça minutes have been limited so far – SPORT
Clement Lenglet’s been reduced to a secondary role at Barcelona so far this season despite Ronald Koeman often playing with a back three. Piqué, Araujo and Eric Garcia are ahead of him in the rotation, with Lenglet starting just one of Barça’s nine games so far this campaign.