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FC Barcelona News: 11 December 2016; Barcelona Brush Aside Osasuna, Carles Aleña Scores in B Team Draw

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CA Osasuna 0-3 FC Barcelona: That will do nicely! | FC Barcelona
The unusually early kick-off time didn’t perturb FC Barcelona in the slightest in Pamplona this Saturday, although despite dominating from start to finish it took an hour for them to finally pierce the Osasuna net. But there was no looking back from that moment on, and after a run of three straight draws in La Liga, that winning feeling is back thanks to convincing 3-0 victory.

By the numbers: Osasuna v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Jordi Alba was one of the architects of today's victory against Osasuna thanks to his two assists which set up Luis Suárez's opener and Messi's first goal. Saturday's game was the first one in which the full back assisted twice in a league game and he now has three for the season having set up Arda Turan's strike in the 6-2 victory over Betis.

Leo Messi goes top of Liga goalscoring charts | FC Barcelona
Today’s was Messi’s fourth brace of the current season and the third of his career at the home of Osasuna. And another juicy nugget for stats fans – this was the sixth time this season that both Messi and Suárez have found the target, and when the two of them score, Barça always win! Let's take a closer look at the Argentina-Uruguay connection in the FCB frontline...

FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique a very happy man after Pamplona win | FC Barcelona
Following a convincing FC Barcelona display to win 3-0 at Osasuna on Saturday, Luis Enrique was in an understandably positive mood as he discussed the game with the press shortly after the final whistle. Here’s a round-up of the standout quotes from the pressroom at El Sadar.

Sergi Roberto: We need to keep playing like this | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have beaten Osasuna 3-0 at El Sadar and Sergi Roberto gives us his opinion on a much needed win for the blaugranas: "In the first half, the chances we had didn't end up in the back of the net but in the second half the opening goal put us at ease and allowed us to play better." Moreover, Roberto recognised the team's positive attitude on the pitch, saying: "It is important that we are patient, keep playing and eventually we will find space against teams who play so defensively."

Barça B v Espanyol B: A point apiece in a close game (1-1) | FC Barcelona
Barça B have drawn in the Barcelona derby against Espanyol B at the Miniestadi (1-1). A Carlos Aleña goal brought the blaugranas level but they were unable to convert their other clear chances in the second half and had to settle for a point in a fiercely contested game.

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