FC Barcelona v Deportivo La Coruña: Back in the saddle with a 4–0 triumph | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi made an emphatic return to action on Saturday afternoon at Camp Nou, scoring Barça’s final goal of the day in the 58th minute to put an exclamation point on a sterling all-around team performance and a 4–0 La Liga victory over Deportivo La Coruña.
Luis Enrique: It all went to plan | FC Barcelona
On Friday afternoon, FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique spoke plainly about the dangers of Deportivo, who had harvested two draws in their last pair of visits to Camp Nou, not to mention they were the top team in La Liga from a goals-against standpoint, and, on top of it all, his team had been split up for the better part of two weeks for international duty while Los Gallegos had been afforded the same amount of time to prepare for Saturday’s game as a unit.
First double for Rafinha as an FC Barcelona player | FC Barcelona
Rafinha will forever remember the Barça v Deportivo game on 15 October, 2016. The reason? The first time the Brazilian scored a brace for the blaugranes. The midfielder scored the first two goals for Barça in their win over the Galicians at Camp Nou. The first was a right footed effort in the 21st minute and the second came with Rafinha lying prostrate on the floor in the 36th.
Rakitic wants to replicate complete display against Manchester City | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona marched to a comfortable 4-0 win over Deportivo on Saturday afternoon at the Camp Nou, and Ivan Rakitic was delighted with the team’s effort. The focus now switches to Wednesday’s Champions League encounter against Manchester City and the Croatian is hopeful that the team can transmit the positive display to the one at Camp Nou coming up.
Paco Alcacer backed by Luis Enrique and Barca teammates despite goal drought - ESPN FC
Luis Enrique claims he's not worried about Paco Alcacer's goal drought after the striker missed three good chances to break his Barcelona duck against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday. Alcacer came on as a substitute at half-time, replacing Luis Suarez, as Barca returned to winning ways in La Liga with a 4-0 win over Depor at Camp Nou.
Barcelona want N'Zonzi as Busquets back-up as Sevilla prepare new deal for the midfielder - Goal.com
Barcelona are seeking a player as back-up for Sergio Busquets and the Catalans have identified Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi as a transfer target. The French midfielder has impressed at the Sanchez Pizjuan following a slow start and is wanted by the Camp Nou club. The Andalusians, however, are loath to let him leave.
Rival watch: Man City held at home by Koeman’s Everton ahead of Camp Nou visit | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s upcoming Champions League opponents Manchester City were held to a 1-1 home draw by Everton, as they squandered two penalties in the meeting between two former blaugrana favourites. Ronald Koeman’s Everton visited the Etihad Stadium aiming to end Pep Guardiola’s immaculate home start to the campaign, while City were looking to get back to winning ways after a humbling against Tottenham Hotspur in their previous Premier League game.