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Manchester City are Barcelona's biggest Champions League rivals - Nelson Semedo

Nelson Semedo has told ESPN he believes Manchester City will be Barcelona's biggest rivals in the Champions League.

Semedo, who moved to Camp Nou from Benfica last year, said a clash between Barca and Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders "would make a great final."

"They are doing very well this season and seem the strongest rival right now," the defender said.

"They would probably be the most complicated team, but they should think the same because Barca have a lot of quality and confidence.


Barcelona's Nelson Semedo misses Atletico, Chelsea games with injury

Barcelona will be without right-back Nelson Semedo for their games against Atletico Madrid and Chelsea after confirming that he will be sidelined for five weeks.

Semedo, 24, missed the Champions League trip to Stamford Bridge last week through suspension but returned for Saturday's 6-1 win against Girona.

However, he hobbled off with a hamstring problem, leaving Barca to play the final five minutes with 10 men.

"The club's medical services department can confirm that first-team player Semedo has...

Jose Arnaiz stars, Ousmae Dembele returns in Copa del Rey draw with Vigo

Youngster Jose Arnaiz has now scored three in three in Copa del Rey action.
Youngster Jose Arnaiz has scored three in three for Barca in the Copa del Rey.

Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Thursday, with the second leg of the round-of-16 tie to come next week at Camp Nou. 

Jose Arnaiz opened the scoring at Balaidos with a well-taken finish in the 15th minute but the home side responded before half-time when Pione Sisto hammered into the roof of the net.

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Ernesto Valverde left Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta at home, instead preferring to rotate his side in Vigo. With that in mind,...

Nelson Semedo: I knew Neymar was in a 'difficult moment' after Barca fight

Barcelona's Nelson Semedo says he understood Neymar was going through a "difficult moment" when the two clashed in preseason, but adds he was annoyed by the incident at the time.

Semedo, 24, had just joined Barca from Benfica when he came to blows with Neymar during a training session on the club's tour of the United States.

Neymar reacted angrily to a challenge from Semedo as Barca prepared for an International Champions Cup match against Real Madrid in Miami, with the forward having to be held...

Lionel Messi earns perfect 10, Andres Iniesta turns back the clock vs. Juve

Lionel Messi continued his rampant start to the season to help Barcelona slay a sorry Juventus side who simply crumbled at the Camp Nou and were barely recognizable from the team who dumped the Catalans out of the Champions League last season so comprehensively.

Messi began and ended the rout with two crisp finishes, finally beating Gianluigi Buffon in his fourth game against the Italy veteran, while Ivan Rakitic's goal in between had the Argentine's prints all over it.

Andres Iniesta also rolled...

Barcelona's Nelson Semedo: Neymar training incident 'was nothing'

Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo says he made peace with Neymar before the Brazil international left for Paris Saint-Germain after the two clashed in training last month.

Neymar reacted angrily to a challenge from Semedo and he had to be held back by Sergio Busquets as he attempted to confront the Portugal international, a €30 million summer signing from Benfica.

The incident came at a time when Neymar's future was the subject of fevered media speculation as he closed in on a world-record...