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FC Barcelona News: 25 December 2014; Players Wish Everybody a Merry Christmas, Guardian Top 100 List Released

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A Merry Christmas from everyone at FC Barcelona! | FC Barcelona
In English, Catalan, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and many other languages, the players from the Barça football and other professional sports teams have recorded this seasonal message for their fans around the world.

Ten from FC Barcelona in Guardian Top 100 | FC Barcelona
British newspaper The Guardian traditionally picks the best 100 players of the year around about this time, and this year no fewer than ten of them are from FC Barcelona. Leo Messi was named second, Luis Suárez, sixth, and Neymar, seventh.

From Zarra to Messi: The legend continues | FC Barcelona
For any Barça supporter, November 22, 2014, is a date to be remembered forever. Sevilla lost 5-1 at the Camp Nou, and three of the goals were scored by Leo Messi, who in doing so beat Telmo Zarra’s legendary record of 251 goals for Athletic Bilbao in the 1950s. That game took his tally up to 253, and there are plenty of years left for Messi to rack up plenty more goals on top of that!

Rock solid defence: 7 goals conceded in 16 games | FC Barcelona
One of the best features of Barça in the few months under Luis Enrique has been in defence. After 16 league games, the first team has only conceded seven goals, a record only surpassed by Bayern Munich, who have only let in four goals in 17 games in the Bundesliga.

Festive fixtures for Manchester City | FC Barcelona
For the majority of football leagues in Europe the action takes a break during the Christmas and New Year Holidays. However, for Barça’s opponents in the last 16 of the Champions League, Manchester City, that is certainly not the case. As is tradition in the Premier League the matches come thick and fast during the festive period with Manuel Pellegrini’s side facing three important fixtures in the space of just 7 days.

Barcelona Report Card - ESPN FC
With La Liga winding down for the winter break, who has starred for Barcelona and what does the second half of the campaign have in store? Here's a look at how Luis Enrique's men have fared so far.

Three Atletico Madrid talking points heading into 2015 - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid go into the Christmas break in third place in La Liga, still in the title mix and in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Vicente Calderon faithful are full of holiday joy, and here are three talking points as we head into the new year.