Barca Blaugranes

Koeman delighted with Memphis’ start

Memphis Depay has hit the ground running since arriving at Barcelona. The Dutchman arrived on a free transfer and already has two goals to cap off two impressive performances in his first couple of matches in preseason, and he’s certainly giving the critics something to think about. Ronald Koeman is reunited with the player he coached in the Dutch national team, and it is no surprise that the Barça manager is delighted with the start Memphis has had. But beyond …

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Collado leaves Barça camp, set to join Brugge

Barcelona midfielder Álex Collado has been allowed to leave the club’s training camp in Germany to sort out his future, it was announced on Sunday. And according to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Collado himself has chosen to join Belgian champions Club Brugge on a season-long loan deal. Collado was surprisingly left out of Saturday’s friendly against Stuttgart and was given zero minutes by Ronald Koeman, but now it seems more clear that a decision on his future had already …

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FC Barcelona News: 1 August 2021

Stuttgart 0-3 Barça: Three out of three – FC BarcelonaThe side that finished ninth in the Bundesliga last season, albeit missing several key players for both medical reasons and due to the Olympics, were never really slowed to get into the game and Ronald Koeman will again be mightily pleased both with his regular names and the several youngsters that have joined them in Germany. Emerson Royal is in Barcelona – FC BarcelonaEmerson Royal is in Barcelona! The Brazilian full-back, …

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Demir wants to stay with first team: “It’s a dream come true”

Yusuf Demir continues to impress. The youngster has only been training with the first team for just over two weeks since joining Barcelona on loan from Rapid Vienna, but he’s started all three preseason games and scored his first Barça goal in the 3-0 win against Stuttgart. Demir was initially signed to play for Barça B, but he’s been so impressive that it wouldn’t be a shock to see him play with the seniors this season. And that is exactly …

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4 talking points from Barça 3-0 Stuttgart

In a summer clouded with doubts and uncertainty, the Barcelona players stayed focused and put in another strong performance, defeating a short-handed Stuttgart 3-0 in Germany. That’s three decisive wins in three preseason games. The team is playing with the type of energy and purpose you’d expect from a group of players with nothing guaranteed. Returning players like Sergi Roberto and Gerard Piqué have competition and are looking to prove they’re still the best men for the job. Barça B …

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Stuttgart 0-3 Barça: Recap

Barcelona remain perfect in preseason thanks to a 3-0 win over Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart. The Blaugrana had a slow start but picked up the pace midway through the first half, scored three good goals and earned a deserved victory to stay unbeaten in the exhibition season. FIRST HALF The first 20 minutes were a bit of a tough watch as Stuttgart settled into a defensive structure and Barça had trouble breaking down the German backline, and …

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Stuttgart vs Barça: Preview, How to Watch

It’s time for Barcelona’s third preseason match! After a full week of training in glorious German weather, the Blaugrana will face high-level Bundesliga competition as they take on Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, home of Die Roten. Barça are unbeaten so far in exhibition matches thanks to two solid wins against Gimnastic and Girona, and plenty of youngsters have impressed as they’ve been given a chance to play for Ronald Koeman’s team with the absence of several first team players …

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Mingueza injured again as Spain advance to Tokyo 2020 semifinal

Barcelona defender Oscar Mingueza was forced off with a thigh injury again as Spain defeated the Ivory Coast in extra-time to advance to the semifinal stage of the Tokyo 2020 football tournament. Mingueza was injured in Spain’s opening match of the Olympics against Egypt and missed the following two group stage games. He was cleared by the medical staff to return for the Last Eight but had a relapse in the first 10 minutes and had to be substituted. The …

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Barcelona-Stuttgart in jeopardy as two players test positive for Covid-19

Today’s preseason friendly between Barcelona and Stuttgart is in jeopardy after two Stuttgart players tested positive for Covid-19 this morning, according to reports in Germany. ⚠️ 2 VfB Stuttgart players have been tested positive for COVID, before today’s friendly against Barcelona. The two clubs are now in talks with the authorities about whether or not the game should take place. Decision expected soon. @altobelli13 #FCB — Reshad Rahman (@ReshadRahman_) July 31, 2021 The game is scheduled to start at 7pm …

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FC Barcelona News: 31 July 2021

Another day in Germany – FC BarcelonaPreparations continue for Barça 2021/22. After two sessions on Wednesday, Ronald Koeman had his side out for another workout on Friday morning at the SC Aasen facility in southwest Germany which was followed by a second session in the early evening. The lowdown on VfB Stuttgart – FC BarcelonaBarça’s preseason continues on Saturday at 6.00pm CEST against VfB Stuttgart. Let’s take a closer look at the German club that the blaugrana are facing for …

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