Before the game against Espanyol, Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu had gifted all players and staffs of FC Barcelona a Christmas gift each. The Barca boss approached the players in the dressing room while they were getting prepared for the Catalan derby on Sunday evening to give them their gift individually.
In recent years, Espanyol have not had a better game than they had against Barcelona on Sunday night. Although the Blaugranas are said to be going through their toughest times while Espanyol have had a slightly poor start of the season campaign.
Luis Enrique have revealed his 18 man squad list that will challenge Espanyol in the Catalonia derby game. In the previous La Liga and Champions League games, Neymar did not make the squad as a result of sanction he faced. He’s now back and ready to play his role in the team.
After the three straight draw against Malaga, Real Sociedad and Real Madrid, FC Barcelona have finally broken the jinx stalemate in the Spanish league and have added three points in the fight to dominate in the league against Los Blacos. Of course, Osasuna is another rival the Blaugranas have used to added up the three points with Luis Suarez’ single goal and Messi’s brace all in second half helps the team with the victory.
The Tuesday night Champions League game is not just a victory for the club but also has other attached records to it. The 4–0 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach recorded the first Champions League hat-trick for Arda Turan, it also records Mascherano’s 300th official game for Barca. Now it sets another Champions League record for FC Barcelona.
The production of Barcelona kit will begin very soon. The design of the three different kit have already being approved by the board of the Catalan club. The major difference between the current and future outfit will be the name of the shirt sponsor ‘Rakuten’.
Luis Enrique has revealed his squad made of 18 players that will face Real Madrid for the Matchday 14 game. Iniesta got the medical green light to play after his recent injury recovery. Also Pique and Alba who complained about discomfort after the last league game against Real Sociedad will also play.
According to a publication of the Portuguese dailies Bola come the top ten stadiums in Europe with the most attendance. With FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou in the second place with seat capacity of 99,354 and an average of attendance of 79,532 fans.