Training at the Estádio do Dragão – FC Barcelona
First contact with Estadio do Dragão. The FC Barcelona players trained on the Porto pitch prior to the Champions League matchday two game on 4 October (9pm CEST).
PREVIEW | FC Porto v FC Barcelona – FC Barcelona
After a comfortable 5-0 win over Royal Antwerp at the Estadi Olimpic in the opening game of Champions League Group H, FC Barcelona now go on the road for the first time in this year’s competition. The destination is the 50,000+ capacity Estádio do Dragão, and the opposition are FC Porto, who also won their opening fixture, 3-1 away to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Xavi: ‘This is the Champions League and we are ready’ – FC Barcelona
The Barça coach and Portuguese forward João Félix look ahead to the game against FC Porto
João Félix says this is ‘probably the toughest group game’ – FC Barcelona
It’s been a good start for João Félix at Barça. He has scored three goals in his first games as a blaugrana and the number 14 looks set to be involved in a very special at the Do Dragao on Wednesday. He will face Porto, having spent time in the youth team there, prior to also visiting there in the shirt of their great rivals Benfica.
Do Dragão, where Leo Messi made his FC Barcelona debut – FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s second Champions League fixture this season takes them a place that will forever be associated to the name of someone regarded by so many as the greatest footballer ever to grace the game. For the Estádio Do Dragão is the very place where he played his first game for the senior side.
Joao Felix: Frenkie de Jong is the player who’s surprised me most at Barça – SPORT
Barcelona forward Joao Felix says Frenkie de Jong is the player that has most surprised him since he joined the club. Felix signed on loan from Atletico and, while he knew all about De Jong, he didn’t realise just how good the Dutchman was.
Rosell breaks Negreira silence: Barça accused of murder when there’s no body – SPORT
Sandro Rosell says “a huge deal has been made” of FC Barcelona’s payments to José María Enríquez Negreira in an interview granted to Catalunya Ràdio.
Inter Miami’s promise to Messi that he will get his Barcelona farewell – SPORT
Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas has given an interview to Club del Deportista, reported by Marca, in which he reveals one of the pacts reached with Leo Messi to secure his signature.