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FC Barcelona News: 24 October 2016; Preparations Begin for Catalan Super Cup

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FC Barcelona schedule for a week with Catalan Super Cup and Granada visit | FC Barcelona
Following the 4-0 defeat of Man City and Saturday’s gripping 3-2 win at Valencia in the league Barça go into another week with two games. First up they have the Catalan Super Cup match against local rivals Espanyol and the Saturday after, Granada are the Liga guests at the Camp Nou. Manager Luis Enrique has training sessions planned for all other days apart from Wednesday, which will be a day off for the first team players.

Messages of support pour in for injured Andrés Iniesta | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona players send their wishes to the captain following his injury at Valencia.

FC Barcelona’s top moments of the week | FC Barcelona
The midweek clash against the English side saw the return of Pep Guardiola, who spoke to the press about his time with Barça and his good relationships with the players and staff at the club. But it would be his friend Luis Enrique who would end the day happiest, with Barça earning a 4-0 win on the night.

FC Barcelona’s late win over Valencia, by the numbers | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi, with his brace, and Luis Suárez with his goal at Mestalla in the team’s epic 3-2 win on Saturday sees the pair go to the top of the scoring charts with seven each. In what was a fast and frantic game full of major incidents and goals, there were also plenty of stats and facts to pull out of the encounter.

Rival watch: FC Barcelona rise to third while next opponents Granada stay winless | FC Barcelona
Wow, Messi’s last minute penalty at Mestalla made a huge difference! Had the game with Valencia ended 2-2, Barça would now be fifth in the Liga table. But instead, the 3-2 win means that after the remaining fixtures were played on Sunday, the Catalans have moved up to third, just two points off the lead.

Girona v FC Barcelona U19: Ninth straight league success (0-1) | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona U19 clinched a precious three points against Girona by a solitary goal scored by Jeremy Guillemenot in the first half.Barça had the better of the early exchanges with Lee threatening within the first ten minutes with a shot from inside the area which had to be dealt with by the opposing keeper.

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