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FC Barcelona News: 30 October 2016; Barcelona Edge Granada, Barcelona B Earn Three Points

FC Barcelona v Granada CF - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

FC Barcelona v Granada: Persistence pays off (1-0) | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona had to wait until the start of the second half to break down a stubborn Granada backline which sealed a vital three points on a landmark occasion at the Camp Nou. Rafinha’s acrobatic effort was enough to take home all three points which shoots Barça up to second place in the league in what was the 1,500th game at Camp Nou.

Luis Enrique: I was pleased with the attitude of my players | FC Barcelona
Despite FC Barcelona not putting in a stellar performance against Granada, manager Luis Enrique was pleased with his side’s attitude. The boss spoke to the media shortly after the narrow 1-0 win where he highlighted his side’s good pressure off the ball and ability to control the game.

Luis Suárez presents Golden Shoe to Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez presented his European Golden Shoe award in front of the Camp Nou faithful on Saturday night, shortly before kick-off against Granada. The Uruguayan was handed the award last Friday but, with the game against the Andalusians being the first at home since then, it is the first chance he has had to share it with his supporters.

UE Llagostera – Barça B: Impressive away awin (0-2) | FC Barcelona
The visitors showed impressed intensity right from the off. In the first half the B side had chances but luck appeared to desert them at crucial moments. Just before the break, Barça striker Alberto Perea rattled the post, the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock before the half time whistle.

One-year extension of the contract with Qatar and the new agreement with Nike approved | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's 2016 Ordinary General Assembly saw the approval of the one-year extension to the sponsorship agreement with Qatar Airways, after the presentation made by the vice-president for the area of marketing, Manel Arroyo, and following the opinions of delegates who asked to give their view. The vote saw a result of 483 votes in favour of the extension, while 251 voted against and 60 voted blank.

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reflects positively on "a year of records and memories" | FC Barcelona
But he began his speech with some strong words in response to the comments made in the wake of last week’s win in Valencia: "I have to comment on the imprudent and irresponsible statement by the president of the LFP, Javier Tebas, and its disciplinary committee” he said. “They are an example of what should never be said and done by people and bodies whose behaviour should be exemplary.”

Rival watch: Manchester City beat West Brom while Sevilla are held by Sporting Gijón | FC Barcelona
Manchester City, who host Barça in the Champions League on Tuesday night at 8.45pm CET, have managed to hold onto top spot in the Premiership (on goal difference ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool) after a comfortable 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Sergio Agüero and Ilkay Gündogan scored two each to end a run of six winless games for Pep Guardiola in three different competitions,

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