Joan Gamper

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FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi  reserves the “first minutes” of each match for interpretation, says coach Ernesto Valverde, ignoring the ball and taking a reconnaissance walk around the opposition defence, fixing each man’s position in his head before trying to capitalise later in the game on perceived weaknesses.  Photograph: Rodrigo Jimenez?EPA

A little man in a baseball cap, sitting high in his luxury crossover SUV, drives into the players’ parking lot at FC Barcelona’s closed training groun(...)

Barcelona and Real Madrid players pay tribute to Chapecoense before last weekend’s 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp. Photograph: Getty/Alex Caparros

Barcelona have invited tragedy-hit Chapecoense to play in a pre-season friendly next summer. The Spanish champions have formally asked the Brazilian (...)

Barcelona’s new signing  Luis Suarez warms up with his team-mates  during a training session  in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has expressed his relief at training with new team-mates for the first time, declaring he feels “like a footballer again(...)