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Match Preview: FC Barcelona v. Olympiacos Ernesto Valverde takes on a familiar foe as Barcelona returns to European action.

The Fixture Barcelona completes the first round of group stage fixtures in the Champions League with a home matchup against Greek champions Olympiacos. This meeting will be particularly meaningful for Ernesto Valverde, who managed the Greek club for three season across two stints between 2008 and 2013. After winning against Juventus and Sporting on the… Keep Reading

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona v. Juventus Barça starts off the Champions League group stage with a mouth-watering fixture.

The Fixture The Blaugrana begin their 2017-18 Champions League campaign with a massive game against the team that knocked them out of the competition in the quarterfinals last season. Juventus held Barcelona scoreless across two legs last season, with Paulo Dybala scoring two crucial goals in Turin to give Juve license to park the bus… Keep Reading

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Messi’s Brace Powers Barça Past Alaves Two matches, two 2-0 victories for Ernesto Valverde's men.

Barcelona’s first two games La Liga games under Ernesto Valverde, both 2-0 victories, have had similar patterns. Mounds of possession, little breathing room for the opposition’s midfield, Lionel Messi taking loads of shots and very few clear cut chances for either team. Against Alaves, Barcelona kept the ball for as long as they pleased throughout… Keep Reading

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona v. Alaves The Blaugrana travel to the Mendizorrotza for their first away fixture of the season.

The fixture While all of the attention is on Ousmane Dembélé’s impending arrival at the Nou Camp and final pursuits of Philippe Coutinho and Jean-Michael Seri, Barcelona has a tricky fixture away to Alaves to get through before a number of players are released for the first international break of the season. The opponent When… Keep Reading

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