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FC Barcelona News: 23 October 2016; Barcelona Survive Valencia Scare, Andres Iniesta Out 6 to 8 Weeks

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Valencia 2-3 FC Barcelona: Late penalty wins nail-biting thriller | FC Barcelona
Barça have escaped with all three points from an adrenaline-charged encounter in Valencia that wasn’t decided until the very last second. An intense ninety minutes saw both sides come from behind, and although there was plenty to celebrate, the negative note was a serious injury suffered by one of the team’s most important players.

Luis Enrique lauds FC Barcelona's 'character right to the end' | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique was a mightily satisfied man after what he described as "a game packed with tension and intensity" at Mestalla on Saturday, in which Barça turned a hard-earned point into a magnificent three when Leo Messi converted an injury time penalty to get the better of Valencia.

Luis Suárez: 'That's why we're league champions' | FC Barcelona
The 3-2 win at Valencia was about as dramatic as football can get, last-second winner included, and the players had barely got their breath back before they were describing the exhilarating events to the media. Here are the pick of the quotes from the protagonists of a memorable afternoon in Valencia.

Andrés Iniesta out for 6 to 8 weeks | FC Barcelona
The first team player Andrés Iniesta has injured the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee following tests on his return to Barcelona after the team's away victory at Valencia. The midfielder is expected to be out for some 6 to 8 weeks. Iniesta was injured early in the first half of Barça's 3-2 win in Mestalla following a challenge from Valencia midfielder Enzo Pérez. The Barça captain left the field after 14 minutes and was replaced by Ivan Rakitic.

Luis Enrique, Valencia condemn Barcelona missile -
Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique says the majority of Valencia fans will be disappointed by the missile-throwing incident that marred the end of his side's victory at Mestalla. Lionel Messi scored a 94th-minute penalty to secure a 3-2 win for the champions after also giving his side the lead in the first half before Munir El Haddadi and Rodrigo scored in the space of four second-half minutes.

'Spanish football can't have such a disgraceful referee' - Valencia rage after Barcelona loss -
Valencia sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch labelled referee Undiano Mallenco "disgraceful" after a series of decisions went against his side in their 3-2 home defeat to La Liga champions Barcelona. Lionel Messi's injury-time penalty settled the match after Rodrigo and on-loan Barca forward Munir El Haddadi put Valencia 2-1 ahead, but Mallenco drew the ire of Pitarch after Saturday's match.

FC Barcelona B 2-0 CE Sabadell: Back to winning ways | FC Barcelona
After three disappointing results, Barça B took three much-needed points from a convincing 2-0 defeat of Sabadell at the Miniestadi on Saturday. Dani Romera scored both goals in the second half and the result puts the reserves back among the leaders in a tight division.

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