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FC Barcelona News: 6 October 2014; International Break Begins, Lionel Messi, Neymar Combination Impressing

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Training schedule for the week ahead | FC Barcelona
There will be no club football next week weekend due to international commitments, meaning that Barça will be working with limited playing resources for the next few days. There will be four morning training sessions at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for the players that have stayed behind.

Leo Messi and Neymar Jr, the magic combination | FC Barcelona
Two players are having a huge impact on Barça’s goalscoring ability this season. Leo Messi and Neymar Jr. They’ve scored 15 of the team’s 22 goals in La Liga and the Champions League. The Argentinian has 7 and the Brazilian 8. That’s 68% of all goals, while the duo has played some kind of role in 19 of the total 22 goals for the team.

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick helps Real Madrid thrash Athletic Bilbao 5-0 | Sky Sports Football
Ronaldo, who had been an injury doubt prior to the match, opened the scoring with a header on two minutes before Karim Benzema's 41st-minute nodded effort made it 2-0. The Portugal forward then slotted in a cross from Gareth Bale - who had also teed up his first of the evening - in the 55th minute, and subsequently set up a simple Benzema finish in the 69th.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo equals La Liga hat trick record - ESPN FC
It's another accomplishment in Ronaldo's fine career at Real that spans just five seasons. It's also a continuation of his blistering start to the 2014-15 campaign in which he has scored 13 league goals -- more than 18 of 20 La Liga clubs -- and is riding a streak of eight straight games in all competitions with a goal.

Ronaldo on course to obliterate Messi's cherished record | Eurosport
But there is every reason to suspect he could dwarf Messi's Spanish record of 50 goals, set in 2011-12. Messi's half century set a new record in itself after eclipsing the 47 goals scored by Dudu Georgescu for Dinamo Bucharest in 1976-77, the previous high watermark for the European Golden Shoe award.

Espanyol overpowered Real Sociedad 2-0 to pick up a second straight home victory | Sky Sports Football
Espanyol overpowered Real Sociedad 2-0 at El Prat to pick up a second straight home victory and move up to eighth place in the Primera Division. Lucas Vazquez put the hosts in front inside seven minutes and substitute Christian Stuani made sure of the points with a close-range finish in stoppage time. Espanyol have now taken seven points from their last three games and things are looking up for Sergio Gonzalez's side after a difficult start.

Stephane Mbia scores twice as Sevilla beat Deportivo 4-1 | Sky Sports Football
Mbia got the ball rolling midway through the first half before Haris Medunjanin made it level at the break. But Carlos Bacca, Mbia with his second and Vitolo sealed the win for Unai Emery's side. Bacca missed a 69th-minute penalty but it did not take the gloss off their triumph which moved them up to third in the Primera Division table, while struggling Depor remain bottom with just four points from their opening seven games.

Ten-man Celta Vigo beaten 3-1 by Villarreal | Sky Sports Football
Ten-man Celta Vigo suffered their first defeat of the season as Moi Gomez's quickfire brace helped Villarreal to a 3-1 victory at Balaidos. Gomez struck in the 32nd and 34th minutes before Joaquin Larrivey's reply a minute prior to the interval.