Barca, also called Barce, was an ancient city and former bishopric, which survives as both a Latin Catholic and an Orthodox titular see.
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi is set to be the club's next manager. He will replace Ernesto Valverde as his tenure at Camp Nou is set to come to an end.
Espanyol, the worst side in LaLiga, got a goal in the final minutes against 10-man Barcelona to secure a 2-2 draw in the Catalan derby.
Abelardo Fernandez makes his debut as Espanyol coach as his new side entertain La Liga leaders FC Barcelona in Cornella on Saturday. The Barcelona derby comes with Espanyol bottom of the table after a 2-0 defeat away to Leganes that cost Pablo Machin his job just before Christmas.
Barcelona and Real Madrid go into Wednesdays hugely-awaited LaLiga El Clasico locked together at the top of the table after late drama in both their games last weekend.
FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted that his side needs to improve if they are to seal their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League when they entertain Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night.
LaLiga is not considering the possibility of getting back on televisions in India, the league's managing director for India Jose Cachaza said on Wednesday. With Sony Pictures Network ending its LaLiga broadcast partnership with Facebook for India in August, the league has been available for streaming solely on the social media platform this season.
FC Barcelona left back Jordi Alba will be out of action for several weeks after suffering a relapse of a hamstring injury which has troubled him previously. Alba was forced out of Barca's 0-0 draw at home to Slavia Prague on Tuesday night at halftime and was replaced by Sergi Roberto.
Levante UD winger Ruben Rochina is happy with the way his career has shaped up since coming out of the FC Barcelona youth academy, where he used to look up to Ronaldinho, and feels playing in different countries and experiencing their cultures also helps one grow.
Star striker Lionel Messi played a part in all but one of Barcelona's goals as the hosts pounded Real Valladolid 5-1 to reclaim the lead in La Liga.
FC Barcelona forward Leo Messi has denied opposing the club's signing of Antoine Griezmann this summer.