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FC Barcelona News: 10 October 2015; Jordi Alba Assists in Spain Win, Neymar's Century in Numbers

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Update on the FC Barcelona players out on loan | FC Barcelona
Alen Halilovic has got off to an especially impressive start at Sporting Gijón, where he has played in six of the seven games so far and provided two assists and one goal in last weekend’s win at Espanyol. Nacho Cases, one of the bastions of the Asturian club, recently said that "he is an outstanding player; he sees things that other players do not." He even went as far as to compare the striker to Messi!

Neymar Jr's 100 games by the numbers | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr joined Barça in the summer of 2013 and has now made it to 100 appearances for the club. He already has five titles under his belt and now is the perfect time to look back at the impressive stats that he has accumulated in just over two seasons of football in Barcelona.

Neymar's five best goals with FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
To celebrate Neymar's recently attained milestone of 100 official appearances for FC Barcelona, we've prepared a special content section in his honour. One of these special items is a video with his finest five goals since he landed at Camp Nou.

Video highlights of Neymar at his best | FC Barcelona
One hundred games and counting. Neymar Jr has become established as one of the greatest FC Barcelona players of the modern era, and what better way to celebrate his century of appearances than these video highlights set to the music of his native Brazil.

Piqué, Alba, Sergio and Bartra through to Euro 2016 | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Marc Bartra are on their way to the Euro 2016 finals in France next summer after Spain overcame Luxembourg 4-0 in Logroño to clinch mathematical qualification on Friday night. All four of the Barça players played the full match

Messi receives League backing | Football Espana
Lionel Messi has received the support of Spain’s Professional Football League (LFP) as the Barcelona star prepares to stand trial for tax evasion. The Argentine and his father Jorge face 22 months in prison if they are found guilty on all three counts of tax fraud, but Javier Tebas is adamant that the player is innocent of any wrongdoing and will not be charged.

Lionel Messi posts recovery photo after Argentina loss - ESPN FC
Barcelona's injured star Lionel Messi sent a message to his fans on Friday, following Argentina's 2-0 loss to Ecuador in 2018 World Cup qualifying. For the second day in a row, he posted to social media a picture of himself with his knee brace on. Friday's picture was posted on Instagram along with the message: "And here I am H....."

Messi absence means Nolito interest makes sense from Barca - ESPN FC
However, there is a general sense of pessimism in the streets of the Catalan capital. The never-ending string of injuries that has affected 14 members of the first team squad since September, including key players such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta or Rafinha, has forced Luis Enrique to rely on Barca B hopefuls in recent weeks.

Barcelona ready for new signings in 2016 - Goal.com
The Blaugrana brought in Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal in the summer, but both will have to wait until January to make their Barca debuts. And there could be more movement at Camp Nou in the winter window after technical secretary Robert Fernandez said this week: "We are looking at it. There will be no problems signing new players."