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FC Barcelona News: 21 October 2014; Barça Ready to Continue Champions League Campaign Against Ajax

David Ramos

Champions League training session | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique had 20 players available for today's session ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Ajax at the Camp Nou. Munir, Samper and Sandro also particpated. The session, the team's last before tomorrow's announcement of the player list for the match, was open to the media for the first 15 minutes.

When and where to watch the Champions League match between FC Barcelona and Ajax | FC Barcelona
Tuesday's game at the Camp Nou will face FC Barcelona against Ajax in the third game of the group stage of Champions League. The rival, Ajax, has not yet met the victory and is in the third position of the group with 2 points.

Neymar: "I want to score against Ajax and in the clásico" | FC Barcelona
Neymar was asked today whether he would prefer to score against Ajax in the Champions League or against Real Madrid in Saturday’s clásico. But why choose? He wants to score in both games. And with the Brazilian firing in goals from all angles this season, there is no reason to believe that that won’t be the case.

Luis Enrique: "Home games are the key to qualification" | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique knows that Barça need to win all their home games in the Champions League, because with just six games to play, the group stage doesn’t leave much margin for error. "After winning one game and losing another, the third game is very important" he told his press conference before Tuesday night’s game with Ajax, which kicks off at 8.45 PM CET. "Home games are the key to qualification. We’ll need all of the fans’ support

Frank de Boer: "Luis Enrique set an example as a professional" | FC Barcelona
Frank de Boer is back at the Camp Nou in search of better fortune than his last visit as Ajax manager, when the Dutch lost 4-0. He’s also back at the club where he played from 1999 and 2003, in the same team as colleague turned rival Luis Enrique: "I have very fond memories of him" said de Boer. "He was the second captain and was a good lad both on and off the pitch. He was a fighter and a winner, an example as a professional".

FC Barcelona v AFC Ajax: Did you know? | FC Barcelona
Barça and Ajax are to face each other on Tuesday night at 8.45 PM CET in the third round of matches in the Champions League group stage. Here’s some background trivia to warm you up for the game.

Frank de Boer's goals for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Current Ajax manager Frank de Boer was at Barça from 1999 to 2003, playing in defence at the Camp Nou in the same team as his twin brother Ronald, and with their compatriot Louis Van Gaal on the bench.

From the Miniestadi to the Champions League | FC Barcelona
Barça host Ajax at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night at 8.45 PM CET, after the two sides met in a competitive match for the first time ever this time last year. But their respective U19 sides met back in 2011-12 for the quarter finals of the NextGen Series, with Ajax owning the Miniestadi to the tune of a 3-0 win.

Pique: Suarez is different | News | Revista de la Liga | Sky Sports
"Suarez is a really different player to what we have right now," Pique told Revista. "His style is with all the rebounds. "He plays differently, for example, to Andres Iniesta or Xavi – they are sweet with the ball and Suarez is the opposite. But we need that.

Vinyals looking for good feeling | FC Barcelona
The U19 team entertain Ajax at the Miniestadi on Tuesday (4.00 PM CET, Eurosport) in what promises to a be a cracking game between two of the world’s leading clubs in terms of youth football.

Gareth Bale suffers hip injury -
The Real Madrid winger's status for upcoming matches against Liverpool and Barcelona is in doubt. Gareth Bale has suffered a hip injury, placing him in doubt for Real Madrid's upcoming clashes with Liverpool and Barcelona. The world's most expensive player sustained the injury while on international duty for Wales last week.

More woe for Real Sociedad as Getafe win 2-1 | Sky Sports Football
It seemed like Pablo Hervais' 82nd minute goal was going to give Sociedad their second win of the season, but Yoda had other ideas. He levelled in the final seconds of the 90 minutes with a well-placed shot, and then added the finishing touch to Jorge Sammir's penetrating run to snatch the points with almost the final kick of the match.

Jose Luis Mendilibar sacked as manager of La Liga club Levante - ESPN FC
Levante have sacked coach Jose Luis Mendilibar with the side sitting second bottom in La Liga following Saturday's 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Real Madrid. Levante's decision was announced hours after rock-bottom Cordoba sacked Albert Ferrer and installed former Valencia boss Miroslav Djukic as his replacement.

La Liga side Cordoba replace Albert Ferrer with Miroslav Djukic -
Djukic, whose last coaching role was a brief and unsuccessful stint in charge of Valencia in 2013, was announced as Ferrer's successor almost immediately. The Serbian has signed a contract until the end of the season and will begin his new role on Tuesday.

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