FC Barcelona News: 24 November 2013; Barcelona Score Four in Win Over Granada, Barça B Record Another Loss

David Ramos

Barcelona hit four past ten-man Granada - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Barcelona made it 13 victories from 14 matches this season as they comfortably dispatched Granada 2-0 at the Nou Camp. Two first half penalties from Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas gave the hosts a deserved half time lead and after Granada were reduced to ten men after Manuel Iturra received a second yellow, Alexis Sanchez and Pedro Rodriguez completed the rout.

Tata Martino: "We controlled the pace of the game" | FC Barcelona
Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino spoke to the media in his post match press conference and was full of praise of his players after their 4-0 win over Granada, insisting that "we controlled the pace of the game, knowing when we had to play more directly and when we had to slow the match down. This side know how to play in different ways when they need to.

Bartra: "Tata told us there can be no excuses" | FC Barcelona
Despite a long injury list, Barça chalked up their 15th win of the league. something Marc Bartra - who played a full 90 minutes - put down to the fact that : "we were really good, we were in control throughout".

Pinto: "Playing gives you confidence" | FC Barcelona
José Manuel Pinto has an important role to play in the team over the next couple of months with Victor Valdes out injured for at least six weeks. Pinto is keen to accept the challenge and told Barça TV programme "El Mirador": "I am really excited about it . I'm not looking at it as a chance to prove something - it's something to enjoy".

FC Barcelona pass 2,500 goals in the league at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
The goals against Granada mean that FC Barcelona have passed the 2.500 mark of league goals at the Camp Nou , with just 772 goals conceded. Cesc Fabregas got the 2,500th with the team-s second strike.

Adama Traoré makes debut with FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Adama Traoré fulfilled the dream of every Masia player today when he made his debut with the FC Barcelona first team. What's more, he made his debut in an official game, rather than a friendly - with the 17-year-old coming on for Neymar on 81 minutes and even getting a chance to score on 87 minutes.

Leo Messi shows off his Golden Boot to the Barcelona fans | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi has showed off his Golden Boot to the Barcelona fans today before the game against Granada at the Camp Nou (16.00). Messi received the award on Wednesday as Europe's top goalscorer in the 2012/13 season. It’s worth remembering that Messi is unable to play the game due to the injury he picked up at Betis and it’s estimated that he won’t be back until 2014.

Barcelona warm-up before the Granada match | FC Barcelona
Before beating Granada 4-0, Gerardo Martino’s players carried out their traditional pre-match warm-up exercises. In these highlights you will see how José Manuel Pinto warmed up in his first match as starter in the first team this season, Alex Sanchez’s preparation, and also, for example, Adama Traoré, the young 17 year old who made his first team debut this Saturday.

FC Barcelona B- Las Palmas: visitors fight back to take the points(1-2) | FC Barcelona
One of the league's strongest sides, Las Palmas, took the three points from the Mini Estadi, despite taking an early lead through Tonny Sanabria, before Nauzet Alemán and Vicente Gómez turned the game around for the visitors. It was an open game which ended in controversy when the visitors had both Aythami and Apoño sent off late on and Barça had a big claim for a penalty turned down.

A comfortable win for Ajax (3-0) before their home game with Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Frank De Boer’s team only needed two minutes to go ahead with a Hoes goal and maintained the lead until the second half. Towards the end, they sewed up the three points with two goals, from Fischer and Klaassen. Following the win, Ajax went to the top of the Erevidisie pending the outcome of Vitesse’s match.

Over 2,400 Barcelona fans going to Amsterdam | FC Barcelona
Over 2,400 Barcelona fans will travel to support the team on Tuesday at the Amsterdam Arena. The match against Ajax (20.45) is the away match that has raised most expectation amongst Barcelona fans. This is the first time that Barcelona will have played in the Ajax stadium in an official competition.

Atletico hammer Getafe | Sky Sports Football
Atletico Madrid kept the heat on Barcelona at the top of the Primera Division by crushing 10-man Getafe 7-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday night. Diego Simeone's side made a sluggish start, but, once Raul Garcia had put them in front after 25 minutes, the visitors' resistance crumbled and the goals poured in - especially after Getafe full-back Juan Valera was sent off before half-time for picking up two yellow cards in nine minutes.

Five-star Real crush Almeria | Sky Sports Football
Carlo Ancelotti's side made a bright start at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos, with Ronaldo needing less than three minutes to break the deadlock. There remained only one goal in it until after the hour mark, but then the floodgates opened and further strikes from Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Isco and Alvaro Morata sealed the rout, with the only worry for the capital club the fact Ronaldo had to come off at the start of the second half due to injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo allays injury fears - ESPN FC
''It was for precaution,'' Ronaldo said. ''It's nothing special. I was kicked in the first half and had the muscle a little stiff.'' And the risk of an injury crisis claiming La Liga’s leading scorer were further lessened by Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. "I don't think it's important. He wasn't in pain. I think he will recover soon," said Ancelotti in quotes reported by the BBC.

Superb Vela inspires Sociedad | ESPNFC.com
Carlos Vela scored four goals as Real Sociedad hit back from two goals down with half an hour remaining to defeat Celta Vigo 4-3 in an enthralling match. The former Arsenal striker opened the scoring with less than six minutes on the clock but the visitors scored twice in the space of five minutes through Rafinha and Alex Lopez to take the lead into half-time.

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