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FC Barcelona News: 31 January 2016; Barca Edge Atletico Madrid, Barcelona B Extend Winning Run

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FC Barcelona come back again in 2–1 victory over Atlético de Madrid | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez both scored before halftime to turn around an early one-goal deficit and lead FC Barcelona to a 2–1 La Liga triumph over nine-man Atlético Madrid on Saturday afternoon at Camp Nou. Koke put the Colchoneros up in the 10th minute on Saturday, but Barça completed their comeback well before the visitors had not one, but two players dismissed.

Five talking points from the 2-1 defeat of Atlético | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona recovered spectacularly from a disappointing start, and the cause was boosted by two Atlético players quite unnecessarily getting themselves sent off. Punters in the bars of Barcelona and Madrid have plenty to talk about this evening.

Luis Enrique says there is still a long way to go in the league | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique looked happy and more than a little relieved in the press room after his side’s hard fought 2-1 win over Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou. The Barça coach was also optimistic despite the blaugranes struggling for periods of a game that saw Atlético with just 9 men come the final whistle. "I leave with the positive aspects from the game, although there are always things to improve upon," admitted the man from Asturias.

Fatigued Barcelona prevail against Atletico Madrid - ESPN FC
It's extraordinarily rare for a team to beat their nearest rivals at the top of the league when the opposition end with nine men and those nine press the leaders -- and defending champions -- to within an inch of their lives.

94,990 spectators - record for the season | FC Barcelona
Saturday's 2-1 victory over Atlético Madrid saw the team take a vital three points in front of 94,990 fans, the best attendence of the season, surpassing the figures posted at the start of the campaign for the Gamper game against AS Roma and the Spanish Super Cup game against Athletic Club. Below you can consult the five best crowds of the season so far at Camp Nou.

Shades of Mourinho's Madrid: Simeone's Atleti loses its cool as Barca eases further clear -
It was shades of Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid. Atletico plays very much in the image of Diego Simeone, whose ultra-competitive style as a player has been replicated in his coaching philosophy. Sometimes, however, his players cross the line — and that is what happened against Barcelona on Saturday.

With money for Neymar & Messi, Barca's MSN are here to stay -
Bad news for defenses all over Europe. Barcelona is about to seal a sponsorship agreement with Qatar Airways for the 2016-17 season that wil allow the Catalan club to hand Neymar the new contract he has been promised. And with that, the world's finest forward line looks set to stay together and dominate for the foreseeable future.

Javier Mascherano explains importance of victory over Atlético | FC Barcelona
Mascherano may look unimposing at just over 5’8", but out on the pitch he plays like a man much bigger than that. In Saturday afternoon’s 2–1 victory over second-place Atlético Madrid, the defensive midfielder reprised his double role as defensive buttress and midfield liaison, valiantly marshalling FC Barcelona away from danger and into attack mode throughout the game.

Bartomeu rules out Nolito move to Barcelona -
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club's "debt limitation" means there is no chance of Nolito moving to Camp Nou. Speculation has been rife that the Blaugrana will make a move for the Celta Vigo star but Bartomeu has poured cold water on those reports in an interview with Cadena Ser.

CE l’Hospitalet – FC Barcelona B: Three in a row (0-1) | FC Barcelona
Three wins out of three for Gerard López’s team in which they have kept three clean sheets. The latest victory, a 1-0 win away at Hospitalet, allows Barça B to move into midtable with 28 points. The game was decided by an 8th minute strike from Kaptoum - from that moment on, a disciplined defensive performance from the blaugranes guaranteed all three points for the away side.

Borja López signs for FC Barcelona B | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have signed Borja López to the B team until 30 June 2018. The player from Asturias in the north of Spain has passed his medical exam and will be joining normal training with the rest of the squad on Monday.

From Messi to Seung-Woo Lee: How La Masia lost its South American stars -
As part of the plans presented earlier this month, Albert Soler leads the team as director of professional sports, assisted by director of football Raul Sanllehi and technical secretaries Jordi Roura and Aureli Altimira, who will be charged with complying to FIFA's strict rules in an attempt to combat the trafficking of prospects in the current global game.

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