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FC Barcelona News: 20 October 2014; Adriano Correia Ruled Out of Ajax Clash, Jordi Alba Reaches Milestone

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Adriano out versus Ajax | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique won't be able to count on Adriano Correia for Tuesday's 8.45 PM CET Champions League match against Ajax at the Camp Nou. The Brazilian has been feeling a bit of tightness in his right adductor.

FC Barcelona & Ajax, a close relationship | FC Barcelona
It is nothing new to say that Barça and Ajax share much in common. It all started in the 1970s, when Johan Cruyff came to Barcelona from Amsterdam to play under Rinus Michels. Things intensified in 1988, when president Josep Lluís Núñez brought Cruyff back to the club, this time as manager. The Cruyff model was heavily influenced by what he had seen at Ajax, and since then the two clubs have shared the same footballing philosophy.

Jordi Alba, 50 league games for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Jordi Alba played his 50th Liga game in a Barça shirt against Eibar. He’s been involved in 40 victories, 6 draws and 4 defeats, scoring two goals. The win against Eibar featured Leo Messi scoring his 250th league goal. In 285 appearances he has put himself one short of Telmo Zarra’s legendary tally of 251 goals.

Luis Suarez: I thought I had blown Barcelona move | Football News | Sky Sports
"By then, the initial contacts with Barcelona had begun and when Pere [Guardiola, his agent] called me to tell me that it was a done deal, I started crying, because of the situation I was going through and for the support Barcelona was offering me. I felt so happy with the commitment the club showed with me.

What to expect for the week with Ajax and Real Madrid | FC Barcelona
In what is shaping up to be a decisive week for Barça, highlighted by their heavyweight duel against Real Madrid on Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu, the team will train every day at 11.00 AM CET without exception. But before the Catalans can fully focus en El Classico, they must deal with pesky Dutch side Ajax, led by Frank de Boer.

Deportivo La Coruna end their winless run with a 3-0 home win over Valencia | Sky Sports Football
Victor Fernandez's men had taken just four points from their first seven La Liga matches, losing four games in a row, while the visitors had not been beaten, winning six already. The Riazor, though, was celebrating again as an own goal from Valencia defender Jose Gaya put the home side ahead on 36 minutes, with midfielder Lucas Perez adding a second just before the break.

Carlos Bacca and Kevin Gameiro net in Sevilla's 2-0 win at Elche | Sky Sports Football
Unai Emery's men managed just three shots on target all game against a determined Elche side but took the lead just before the hour mark, Bacca knocking a rebound over the line following a well-struck free-kick from Gerard Deulofeu. Substitute Gameiro then put the game out of the hosts' reach by nodding in a cross from Denis Suarez with 17 minutes to go.

Villarreal beat Almeria 2-0 to move up to sixth place | Sky Sports Football
The Nigerian forward had not scored in the league since the opening day of the season but struck either side of half-time to see off Francisco Rodriguez's side, who matched the hosts for possession but lacked the same deadliness in front of goal.