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FC Barcelona News: 19 October 2014; Barça Earn Three Points Against Eibar, Neymar Reaches Milestone

Sandra Montanez

FC Barcelona v SD Eibar (3-0): Second half firepower sees off Eibar | FC Barcelona
Barça saw off a brave Eibar at the Camp Nou, with second half goals from Xavi, Neymar and Messi to confirm their top spot in the league and give the fans plenty of optimism a week before the trip to the Bernabeu.

Five talking points from the Eibar win | FC Barcelona
Another clean sheet: It’s now eight league games on the trot without conceding a goal for Luis Enrique’s side, though Bravo’s 720 minute unbeaten record came close to being broken on Saturday, when Capa rounded him on 40 minutes, only to shoot wide with an open net in front of him. Three minutes later, he pulled off a great save to deny former Barça B team player Saúl Berjón.

Xavi and Mascherano happy with performance | FC Barcelona
Captain Xavi Hernández was clearly happy with the team’s performance against Eibar, explaining after the game: "I’m very satisfied. It was a good game overall. It was hard work to start with, but the first goal made it easier and we ended up enjoying ourselves".

Luis Enrique: "we always want more" | FC Barcelona
In his post-match press conference, Luis Enrique insisted that he won’t be resting on his laurels after Saturday’s win against Eibar: "the team can never be in a situation where we can’t improve - we always want more. Tonight all the players put in a good performance - you don’t get a second half like that without the intensity we showed before the break".

Claudio Bravo says whole team deserve credit | FC Barcelona
Claudio Bravo continues to keep the Barça net under lock and key, extending his record shut out streak in La Liga to 720 minutes. After Saturday evening's victory over Eibar, Bravo was a guest on Barça TV's "El Marcador," where he talked about the importance of continuing to move forward. "The thing that makes me happiest is winning, although I'm not completely ignoring the shutout streak," he said. "My job is to keep the other team from scoring. Eibar almost got one tonight but we won a tough match."

Neymar reaches 50 games for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
After just over a season at the Club, Neymar has now played 50 official games, marking his half century with the team’s second goal against Eibar on Saturday night. In all, the Brazilian has played 33 league matches, 12 in the Champions League, 3 in the Spanish Cup and 2 in the Spanish Super Cup.

Training with an eye on Ajax | FC Barcelona
Barça went right back to work on Sunday morning, just hours after their 3-0 triumph over Eibar on Saturday night at the Camp Nou. Following their latest show of dominance, Luis Enrique's men returned to training focused on their coming Champions League clash on Tuesday at 8.45 PM CET versus Ajax at home. Today's session was a light workout to help the players recover from last evening's match.

Bartomeu describes the Barça of the future | FC Barcelona
Josep Maria Bartomeu has made his first Assembly speech as Club president with the emphasis very much on the future. Mr Bartomeu confirmed he will be standing in the 2016 elections and looked ahead to "a time to transform Barça and make it into a more efficient club, better managed and more competitive".

Overwhelming approval for Club accounts | FC Barcelona
Speaking at Saturday’s ordinary General assembly, Club economic vice-president Javier Faus announced a record-breaking revenue figure for last season of €529.9m, the highest in the history of FC Barcelona. Profits also rose to €41m.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid won 5-0 at Levante | Sky Sports Football
The ruthless Portugal forward broke the deadlock from the penalty spot and then scored a fine solo effort to make it 15 league goals in seven games for the season. Javier Hernandez, James Rodriguez and Isco were also on the scoresheet. With the Clasico lurking just around the corner, Madrid are finding form just at the right time - they have now scored at least five goals in four of their last five matches.

Atletico Madrid back on track with 2-0 win over Espanyol | Sky Sports Football
Atletico lost 3-1 at Valencia before the international break to leave the defending Primera Division champions in fifth place, but goals from Tiago and Mario Suarez ensured they returned to winning ways. The victory saw Atletico move up to fourth with 17 points from eight La Liga games, while Espanyol slipped to 11th with nine points from their eight fixtures.

Nolito secures Celta point | Sky Sports Football
Ernesto Valverde's Primera Division strugglers had made a dream start when Aritz Aduriz put them in front from the penalty spot with just six minutes on the clock. But Nolito's 73rd minute effort salvaged a 1-1 draw for Celta who were keen to respond to their 3-1 home defeat to Villarreal in their last match prior to the international break.

Cordoba remain winless | Sky Sports Football
First-half goals from Samu and Nordin Amrabat with a penalty lifted Malaga up to seventh and kept their opponents in the bottom three. Nabil Ghilas halved the deficit four minutes into time added on with the hosts' only chance of the match, but it was no more than consolation.

Mudingayi to Elche on Monday? | Football Espana
Reports in Spain say Elche will on Monday complete the free transfer signing of former Inter midfielder Gabi Mudingayi. AS claim the Congo-born Belgium international will join up with Fran Escriba’s side early in the week.

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