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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

Match Recaps

Barça Draw With Gimnàstic Tarragona

Ernesto Valverde traveled down the coast of Catalunya with somewhat of a skeleton squad for the penultimate game of FC Barcelona’s preseason against Gimnàstic Tarragona, with the blaugrana earning a 1-1 draw against the Segunda side. The Catalans’ brightest stars remained home but a squad full of key players for this upcoming season all got… Keep Reading

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Neymar Lifts Barça Past United

If Barcelona’s tour of the United States is indeed Neymar’s final vestige with the club, he seems intent on going out with a bang. After scoring both of Barça’s goals in its 2-1 victory against Juventus, Neymar was once again the only name on the scoresheet as the Blaugrana defeated Manchester United 1-0 at FedExField.… Keep Reading

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Barcelona Defeat Juventus In Valverde’s Debut

Neymar’s silence regarding his rumored transfer to PSG is one of the most contentious aspects of the entire saga. His refusal to deny the gossip or confirm his desire to depart is frustrating on many fronts, perhaps most importantly because it hamstrings the club’s ability to act upon their contingency plans. His silence is also… Keep Reading

Transfer News

Barcelona Sign Nelson Semedo

Barcelona has made its first purchase of the summer, signing Portuguese right back Nelson Semedo from Benfica for a fee of €30 million, plus €5 million for every 50 games he plays for the life of his new five-year contract with the Catalan club. After Arsenal rebuffed Barcelona’s offers for La Masia product Hector Bellerin, Barcelona swiftly moved on to… Keep Reading

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