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FC Barcelona News: 9 November 2015; Barça Move to First Place After Villarreal Win, Barcelona B Lose

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FC Barcelona v Villarreal CF: Neymar and Suárez sink Yellow Submarine, 3–0 | FC Barcelona
The unstoppable one-two punch of Neymar Jr. and Luis Suárez has become the bane of defences everywhere. The duo erupted for all three of FC Barcelona’s goals in the second-half on Sunday afternoon, flummoxing visiting Villarreal in stunning fashion and sending the Catalans to a 3–0 victory at Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona take over sole possession of first place in La Liga | FC Barcelona
Not a bad day for FC Barcelona. The 3–0 victory over Villarreal handed the Catalans three very huge points, allowing them to become the new leaders in the Spanish First Division. The win at Camp Nou, combined with Real Madrid's 3–2 defeat at the Sánchez Pizjuan in Sevilla later on Sunday evening broke what had been a first-place tie going into the weekend.

Rival Watch: Real Madrid defeat puts FC Barcelona three points clear | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona opened up a three-point lead at the top of the table ahead of El Clásico after Real Madrid suffered their first defeat of the season against Sevilla on Sunday. Meanwhile, a late goal from Antoine Griezmann handed Atlético Madrid a win which puts them within touching distance of second place.

Neymar, the top goalscorer in La Liga, is all smiles | FC Barcelona
"Right now Neymar is the most dominating striker in the league," said Villarreal head coach Marcelino García Toral. How else could one describe Neymar’s importance and level of play? The Brazilian striker scored Barça’s first and third goals against Villarreal, the latter of which was nothing short of spectacular.

Luis Enrique says his team is growing | FC Barcelona
"That the team is growing and improving in key areas of the game is obvious," said Luis Enrique following the 3–0 victory over Villarreal. Although there have been clear signs of this improvement, the coach says his team is still not in top form: "The most important thing is to continue improving, but until February and March it doesn’t mean anything."

Barcelona showing there really is life after Lionel Messi - Goal.com
Panic struck for Barcelona when Lionel Messi was struck down through injury in the Liga clash at home against Las Palmas on Sept. 26, but time and again since then Neymar and Luis Suarez have shown that the Blaugrana have plenty to cheer for even without their Argentine attacker.

The victory over Villarreal on social networks | FC Barcelona
The Barça players show their satisfaction with their latest victory in La Liga

Neymar is La Liga's most decisive player - Marcelino | Eurosport
Villarreal coach Marcelino believes Barcelona forward Neymar is the "most decisive player" in La Liga at the moment.The Brazilian scored twice – the second of which was a sublime flick and volley – as the Catalan giants defeated Marcelino's side 3-0 at Camp Nou.

Training schedule for week ahead without international players | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona kick off a week without an official match due to the international break and Luis Enrique will not be able to count on a number of first team players who are away representing their nations. The team will train at Ciutat Esportiva throughout the week in the mornings, except for Monday, and will have the weekend off.

FC Barcelona B v CD Llosetense: Persistence without reward (0-1) | FC Barcelona
Barça B were unable to keep up their good run of results at Miniestadi as they fell to a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Llosetense on Sunday, despite being in control of the game for large parts.

Champions League rival watch: Roma win derby, defeat for Bayer Leverkusen | FC Barcelona
AS Roma recorded a 2-0 victory on Sunday in the Rome derby against Lazio. A penalty from striker Edin Dzeko after minutes gave Rudi Garcia’s side the advantage in the game played at the Stadio Olimpico. A second from Gervinho just after the hour mark sealed an important win for the giallorossi that leaves them in second place in Serie A, a point behind leaders Internazionale.

Real Madrid lack killer instinct, Sergi Roberto steps up - ESPN FC
Then came Neymar's second of the game, and 11th in 11 La Liga games this season. The Brazilian first played Suarez down the left wing, then raced 50 yards to take the return pass, flicked the ball over Villarreal defender Jaume Costa, pirouetted and volleyed the dropping ball into the net from 15 yards.