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FC Barcelona News: 27 October 2015; Copa del Rey Preparations Begin, Barcelona Appeal Javier Mascherano Red Card

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Recovery session to prepare for Copa del Rey | FC Barcelona
The Barça first team got straight back to work on Monday morning after winning a tricky game with Eibar 3-1 on Sunday night. Next up is the first Copa del Rey match of the season away to Villanovense of Division 2B on Wednesday night at 8.30pm CET. Luis Enrique started the week with a training session in which the focus was on recovering from the previous day’s excursions.

The magic of the Cup comes to Villanovense | FC Barcelona
‘CF Villanovense will play FC Barcelona’, the roar of delight could probably have been heard some 130 kilometres away in Portugal. The squad had gathered to follow the live draw for the last 32 of the Copa del Rey in the home side’s dressing room at the Romero Cuerda Stadium via the Spanish Football Federation’s website, with the exception of coach Julio Cobos, who had opted to follow events from home.

FC Barcelona to appeal Mascherano red card against Eibar | FC Barcelona
The vice president for the FC Barcelona Sports Area, Jordi Mestre, revealed on Monday morning that the club intends to appeal against the red card shown to Mascherano against Eibar. "We have not received the official sanction" he said this morning while presenting the new organigram for the club’s other sports teams.

Javier Mascherano outburst 'not a terrible insult' - Tebas - ESPN FC
La Liga president Javier Tebas believes it would be shame for Javier Mascherano to miss next month's Clasico due to referee Carlos del Cerro Grande's decision to give the defender a straight red card in the 83rd minute for dissent.

Luis Suárez, much more than a centre forward | FC Barcelona
Two summers ago, FC Barcelona announced the signing of Luis Suárez from Liverpool. The idea was to provide Luis Enrique with an out-and-out centre forward, and the Uruguayan was the perfect man for the job, having just won the Golden Shoe for his exploits at Anfield and regarded as one of the most prolific goalscorers in the game.

Neymar Luis Suarez keeping Barcelona La Liga hopes alive - ESPN FC
Barcelona supporters were not sure how their team would react after Lionel Messi injured his knee in the opening stages of the La Liga match against Las Palmas in late September. Given the No.10's determination to play every single minute of every single game if fully fit and his unquestionable role as team leader, the fans' concerns were fully understandable.

FC Barcelona v Real Sociedad kick off time confirmed for Week 13 of the league | FC Barcelona
The Spanish Football League have confirmed this Monday the kick off times for Week 13 of the league season. Barça will welcome Real Sociedad to Camp Nou on Saturday 28 November at 4.00pm CET. The game will come in between Barça’s clash at home with AS Roma in the Champions League on the preceding Tuesday and the second leg of their last 32 Copa del Rey tie with CF Villanovense.

FC Barcelona bounce back from behind for the fifth time this season | FC Barcelona
Comeback kings: Borja Bastón opened the scoring at the Camp Nou but Barça once again kept their cool and came from behind to take the three points. It was the fifth time this season that the Catalans have been on the receiving end of an early goal in an official match but have gone on to win the game.

Bartomeu questions number of problems directed at Barcelona - ESPN FC
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has again questioned the myriad off-field problems currently facing the club, saying: "It seems to be always those from Barca." Barca have seen some of their leading players -- notably Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano -- investigated over tax issues, while both Neymar and the club could face punishment over the Brazilian's 2013 move from Santos.

Guillem and Graham on ‘El Clasico’ controversy | Sky Sports
Graham Hunter joins Guillm Balague on Skype to discuss the recent allegations regarding La Liga officials.

Lionel Messi never closer to leaving Barcelona, says Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
The Sun reported last week that Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have all made informal approaches to Messi's people, but Barcelona have always maintained that the Argentine will stay at the club. However, Balague said on Revista Bitesize: "It is the closest he's ever been to leaving Barcelona. It doesn't mean he will but it is the closest he has ever been to leaving the club."

Santos striker Richardo Oliveira laughs off reported move to Barcelona -
Ricardo Oliveira has knocked back claims he could make a shock January move to Spanish and European champions Barcelona. The 35-year-old striker has scored 17 league goals for Santos this season and recently earned himself a re-call to Dunga’s Brazil squad, scoring against Venezuela.

Copa del Rey matches to be shown on YouTube - SportsPro Media
More than 50 matches from Spain’s top knockout soccer competition will be shown live via the video streaming site’s new pay-per-view service in 17 countries. The countries covered by the deal include United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Argentina and Greece, among others.

Get the Duo Pack and enjoy two matches for just 53 euros | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona is pleased to present the Duo Pack, a promotion that allows fans to buy super-cheap tickets for the Champions League game with BATE Borisov and another for one of two home Liga matches, either the one against Real Sociedad or the one with Deportivo la Coruña.