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FC Barcelona News: 17 December 2014; Barca Hammer Huesca in Copa del Rey, Javier Mascherano Reaches Milestone

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FC Barcelona v SD Huesca (8-1): Barça roll into last 16 | FC Barcelona
Pedro Rodríguez scored three times in the first half as FC Barcelona had no trouble eliminating SD Huesca from the Spanish Cup while heading into the tournament’s round of 16. Sergi Roberto and Andrés Iniesta also added first-half goals as Barça, who won the first leg at Huesca 4-0 last month, easily went through on aggregate.

Adama Traoré ecstatic after scoring first goal | FC Barcelona
Barça B player Adama Traoré was delighted after getting his first goal for FC Barcelona's first team at Camp Nou against Huesca on Tuesday night. "I am happy for the opportunity Luis Enrique and the coaches gave me. It's a great feeling to play with the first team." He said "it's exciting for any youth player to debut with the first team and share dressing room with such great players."

Javier Mascherano reaches 200 appearances with FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Just over four years after arriving at FC Barcelona, Javier Mascherano has reached 200 official appearances for the club. Mascherano has been a key figure for all four men who have coached him since he joined the club. From Pep Guardiola to Tito Vilanova, then Tata Martino, and now Luis Enrique, everyone has put a high value on Mascherano's ability and leadership.

Luis Enrique says a better game 'hard to imagine' | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique had a hard time hiding his satisfaction with way his team played against Huesca. "It's hard to imagine a game better than this," said the coach, who emphasized the' "mentality, attitude and defence" his players showed on Tuesday night. Barça's 8-1 victory sent them into the last 16 of the Spanish Cup.

Rafinha: "You have to take every minute you get" | FC Barcelona
Rafinha’s been out of action for much of the season with injuries, but he insisted: "I’m feeling confident – I’m in one of the biggest teams in the world and the most important thing is that I am learning from my teammates and continuing to grow. I’ve always been a midfielder, but I’ve even ended up playing at left back at Barça – the most important thing is to be playing, it doesn’t matter what position".

Facts and figures from the Huesca game | FC Barcelona
Pedro’s last hat trick came on December 22, 2013 against Getafe in a 2-5 win, when he also got all three in the first half. It was his third hat trick for the Club – his first came against Rayo Vallecano on September 21, 2013. Pedro also scored three for Spain in their 0-4 win over Belarus.

Barcelona's perfect tribute to Thierry Henry | Eurosport
Barcelona have paid tribute to former star Thierry Henry in the best possible way: by posting a video of all his goals for the club.Henry moved to Barcelona after his stellar spell with Arsenal, and was a key member of the late-noughties side that quickly established a reputation as one of the greatest teams of all time.

Masip makes official first team debut | FC Barcelona
Jordi Masip made his official debut with the team this evening in the game against Huesca and his appearance means Luis Enrique has used all the squad players at least once so far this season, with the exception of the injured Vermaelen.

Luis Suarez is the latest Barcelona forward signing to settle slowly - Graham Hunter - ESPN FC
If, the failure argument goes, Barcelona can't score and can't win "easy" away games like at Malaga or Getafe, then the implosion of the Luis Suarez signing is all the greater -- almost "nuclear" in football terms. Wait for it -- soon there'll be a column or a news article suggesting that he return to Liverpool to save their season, to give him his magic touch back.

Infographic: Thierry Henry’s numbers while with FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Appearances, goals, assists, and titles won by the French forward in his three-year stint with the Team

Furious Santos fan sues Neymar for joining Barcelona | Eurosport
Neymar is being sued by a fan of former club Santos after the supporter learned the Brazilian had agreed to join Barcelona before the two clubs played each other in the 2011 Club World Cup final.The Brazilian superstar was the hottest young talent in world football back in 2011 and was subject to intense speculation, with reports linking the then 19-year-old with a host of top European clubs.

Five more great goals from the academy | FC Barcelona
It was a chilly weekend in Barcelona, but the young stars of Barça’s academy gave the fans plenty to warm their hearts. The Barça TV programme "Promesas" chose these five goals as the best of the bunch.

Club World Cup: Real Madrid beat Cruz Azul 4-0 to reach final | Sky Sports
Real Madrid eased into the final of the Club World Cup after a 4-0 win over Cruz Azul at the Le Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morocco. Goals came from Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema in the first half before Gareth Bale and Isco added to their tally in the second. Real dominated possession and after Benzema hit the post, Ramos gave Los Blancos a 15th minute lead.

Valencia close in on Perez | Football Espana
Valencia expect to complete the signing of Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez this week, according to Marca. The 28-year-old Argentina international has been on Los Che boss Nuno Espirito Santo’s radar since the start of the season, although the Portuguese giants appear to be stalling on the deal.

Troubled Getafe urge coach Contra to accept Chinese offer | Eurosport
"I'm the only one at Getafe who has an offer, they want to sell me in China," Contra, who took over at the Spanish club in March, told local media. "They suggested I should help the club."I know the problems and I would do that for the club which is going through some pretty bad financial times."

Ultras crisis meeting delayed | Football Espana
The crisis meeting Spanish football authorities were due to hold discuss measures to take against La Liga’s ultra supporters has been delayed. AS reports that no reason was issued for the postponement until December 22, although the chairman of the commission, Spanish Football Federation (FEF) President Angel Maria Villar [pictured], is in Morocco watching Real Madrid take part in the Club World Cup.