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How Barcelona Got Revenge On Juventus Ernesto Valverde's Barça looked a lot more dangerous than his predecessor's iteration.

After being held scoreless at the Nou Camp and beaten 3-0 in Turin against Juventus in the Champions League knockout round last season, Barcelona returned the favor in the opening game of the group stage this campaign. With a new manager, a different No. 11 and some familiar tactics from the club’s golden age, Barcelona… Keep Reading

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The Forgotten Man Ivan Rakitic should be rejuvenated and reinvented under Ernesto Valverde.

Before Neymar went and flipped Barcelona’s outlook for the summer transfer window upside down, the club’s main objective for this offseason was to strengthen the midfield. PSG star Marco Verratti was the Blaugrana’s top target, and for a brief time it seemed Barcelona had finally managed to recruit a legitimate replacement for Xavi. Once that… Keep Reading

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Barcelona Signs Ousmane Dembélé

The wait is over. FC Barcelona has completed the signing of Ousmane Dembélé from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of €105 million, plus €40 million in potential bonuses. Barça has been willing to pay the fixed fee for some while, and after deliberations on the likelihood and ease of the variables, the deal could be completed… Keep Reading

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Barcelona Activate Paulinho’s Release Clause Coming to grips with the one of the most head-scratching transfers in club history.

FC Barcelona has announced an agreement with Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, pending a medical evaluation this Thursday. The 29-year-old comes from Guangzhou Evergrande of the Chinese Super League after Barcelona paid his €40 million release clause. Paulinho will sign a four-year deal with the club worth €5 million per season. Although Barcelona obviously expects to do some… Keep Reading

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A Review Of Ernesto Valverde’s First Preseason

As far as results go, Ernesto Valverde’s first preseason with Barcelona could not have gone much better. The blaugrana swept through their ICC competition in the United States, winning the illustrious summer tournament with wins against Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid, before returning to Catalonia, where they drew in a practice fixture with Gimnastic… Keep Reading

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Change Of Plans Barcelona's second pursuit of Ousmane Dembélé is making it obvious that the club's transfer policies need to change.

Ousmane Dembélé could be a Barcelona player. Not because Borussia Dortmund might soon cave under the weight of a massive fee – rumored to be well above €100 million – but because Barcelona were on the verge of signing the French winger, back when he was a mere €15 million Ligue 1 prospect at Rennes… Keep Reading

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