Marcus McGuane became the first English player since Gary Lineker to play for Barcelona's first team on Wednesday after coming on as a second-half substitute in the Catalan Super Cup win against Espanyol.
Ousmane Dembele, Yerry Mina and Jasper Cillessen were among eight first-team players to feature in the match, with the latter emerging as the hero as Barca won 4-2 on penalties.
The Dutch goalkeeper made a string of impressive saves during the 90 minutes as the game ended goalless before saving...
Marcus McGuane could become the first English player since Gary Lineker to play for Barcelona's first team on Wednesday after being included in the squad for the Catalan Super Cup final against Espanyol.
McGuane, a January signing from Arsenal, is one of 12 Barca B players called up for the fixture by Ernesto Valverde.
Canadian youth international Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla has also been included in the 20-man squad, along with Carles Alena, David Costas and Abel Ruiz.
BARCELONA -- Ernesto Valverde will ring the changes for Barcelona's Copa del Rey first-leg tie against third-division Real Murcia on Tuesday, with B-team players Carles Alena and Jose Arnaiz likely to be given a chance to impress.
Alena and Arnaiz are two of seven players from Barca B -- who play in the Spanish second division -- who trained with the first team on Sunday and Monday.
And with seven regulars given time off, including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, Valverde could make...