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FC Barcelona News: 4 October 2016; Barcelona Away Win Streak Ends, International Break Begins

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Celta Vigo v FC Barcelona: Battling Barça suffer Balaídos blues (4-3) | FC Barcelona
A spirited second half display saw FC Barcelona so nearly stage an epic comeback against Celta Vigo, but it turned out to be another unhappy visit to Balaídos in a seven-goal thriller.Three rapid first-half goals from the hosts caught Barça off guard and, while Luis Enrique’s men twice rallied back to reduce the deficit to a solitary goal, they ultimately left empty-handed.

FC Barcelona’s away streak ends after 165 days | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona succumbed to a 4-3 defeat away to Celta Vigo on Sunday, bringing Luis Enrique’s side's run of eight straight wins on the road to an abrupt end. It was five and a half months, or 165 days, since Barça last tasted defeat away from home. Since 20 April, when an 8-0 victory at Deportivo got the team back to winning ways, Barça have racked up a balance of 28 goals in favour and just two conceded in their eight straight road wins.

Gerard Piqué: The second half response was positive | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona missed the chance to go top of the league after suffering a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Sunday. The players, who gave it their all to comeback from three goals down to salvage a point, spoke to the media after the game to give their thoughts on where they felt the game was lost.

Defeat at Celta Vigo, by the numbers | FC Barcelona
Despite throwing everything at Celta Vigo in the second half, FC Barcelona were unable to salvage anything from their trip to Balaídos after the hosts had taken a three-goal lead in the first half. The deficit was twice reduced to just one goal, thanks to two goals from Gerard Piqué and a penalty from Neymar Jr but, as was the case last year, four goals for Celta were enough to win the game.

600 official games for Andrés Iniesta in 10 key moments | FC Barcelona
A look at some of the those moments that will never be forgotten from the career so far of the man who is second on the all-time appearance list at FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona academy players shower Iniesta with praise after new milestone | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta played his 600th game for FC Barcelona in Vigo on Sunday – an amazing milestone in the career of one of the greatest players ever to grace the game. A natural leader both on and off the field, the current first team captain grew up at Barça’s famous Masia academy and along with Leo Messi has won more major trophies, 29, than any other player in club history.

Barcelona nearly sold Pep Guardiola until Johan Cruyff stepped in | Sky Sports
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was nearly sold when he was a young player at Barcelona - until Johan Cruyff intervened. Cruyff was the Barca boss when Guardiola broke into the first team at the Nou Camp, and in his posthumously-released autobiography, the Dutch legend - who died of lung cancer earlier this year - praised the midfielder.

16-year-old Labinot Kabashi gets surprise call-up for senior Kosovo squad | FC Barcelona
Born on 28 February 2000 in Skënderaj, a town in the north of the country that is competing on the world football stage for the first time as an independent state, Kabashi was both staggered but immensely proud to learn that national manager Albert Bunjaki was including him in his team.

Inauguration of 8th edition of Muscletech Network Workshop, the world's most important meeting on muscle and tendon injuries | FC Barcelona
Monday brought the opening of the eighth edition of the MuscleTech Network Workshop, which is being held over two days on the club premises. The event, which brings together a large number of internationally renowned researchers is being organised by FC Barcelona and its foundation in association with the Leitat Foundation and Aspetar.

60 Minutes to feature Gasol brothers' rise from FC Barcelona to the NBA, this Tuesday | FC Barcelona
The Gasol brothers’ exclusive interview with Jim Axelrod — which was filmed at FC Barcelona’s basketball arena, known as the Palau Blaugrana, as well as at Camp Nou, the renowned home stadium of the Club’s world-famous football team, and the FCB Museum — delves into their rise from talented yet lanky youngsters to NBA stardom.

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