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FC Barcelona News: 21 October 2016; Luis Suarez Receives Two Awards as Preparations Continue for Valencia

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Luis Suárez receives 2015/16 Golden Shoe Award | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez is golden again. The FC Barcelona striker has collected the Golden Shoe for the 2015/16 season as the leading goalscorer in domestic European football after scoring 40 Liga goals for the Club last year. At a special event held at the old Estrella Damm factory in Barcelona at lunchtime on Thursday, the Uruguayan received the trophy from none other than his own two children, Benjamín and Delfina. Indeed, visibly moved by the moment, Suárez said on receipt that "my family is the most important thing in my life."

Luis Suárez collects Aldo Rovira Memorial award as FC Barcelona player of the season 2015/16 | FC Barcelona
Thursday was a busy morning for Luis Suárez, because before collecting the Golden Shoe award as Europe’s leading domestic goalscorer of last term, he also collected the Memorial Aldo Rovira award as the Barça player of the 2015/16 season, as decided by a jury of directors and sports editors from the Catalan media.

FC Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City by the numbers: Seventh Champions League hat-trick for Leo Messi | FC Barcelona
There’s no-one quite like Leo Messi. The Argentinian again made a huge difference with a hat-trick in a very tightly matched game at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night. The 4-0 win over Manchester City puts Barça five points clear at the top of Group C and within touching distance not only of a place in the last sixteen, but also a seeded berth as one of the eight group winners.

HIGHLIGHTS: Barça 4 – 0 Manchester City | FC Barcelona
Barça take a huge step towards the knock out stages of the Champions League this season thanks to an impressive win over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at Camp Nou. A hat trick for Leo Messi and a goal from Neymar put Luis Enrique's team five points clear of the Premier League side in Group C and in pole position to top the table with three games still remaining. Catch all the action of Wednesday's game in our highlights video and also of all Barca's other matches this season.

When and where to watch Valencia v FC Barcelona in Week 9 of La Liga | FC Barcelona
Another big match awaits FC Barcelona in Valencia this weekend, a fixture at the Mestalla that always provides an entertaining clash between two of La Liga's top teams. In addition, the matchup also represents a homecoming for Paco Alcácer and André Gomes, who left Valencia this summer to sign with Barça.

Season record attendance against Manchester City | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday night (Match Report, Highlights) brought in the season’s biggest attendance so far, with 96,290 spectators filling the stands. The league match against Atlético Madrid in September set the record attendance for the season before Pep Guardiola’s side visited Barcelona in midweek – the game against Los Colchoneros saw a crowd of 89,421.

Top 5 goals of the week from the FC Barcelona youth teams | FC Barcelona
It’s been another great week for the academy teams, and here’s our weekly pick of the five best goals. Kun Temenuzhkov of the U19 is back in the list again with his equaliser against Girona, as his team-mate Jordi Mboula and his winner against San Francisco.

Fans Meeting Fans, a tour of Catalonia for FC Barcelona lovers | FC Barcelona
This joint action will be promoted globally, excluding Spain, with the aim of attracting foreigners to Catalonia. The lucky winners will have the chance to enjoy a unique experience, getting to know the culture, tradition and cuisine of different parts of the region in four days, as well as taking in the atmosphere of a Barça match.

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