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FC Barcelona News: 19 December 2016; Barcelona Dominate Espanyol, Four Begin Holiday Break

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Round-up of today’s Barcelona news

FC Barcelona v RCD Espanyol - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

FC Barcelona v RCD Espanyol: Derby delight! (4-1) | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona turned on the style in the second half to cruise to a 4-1 win over rivals RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on Sunday night.Luis Suárez opened the scoring in a quiet first period but the magic of Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi helped propel the team to another level in the second; the Uruguayan added another, Jordi Alba made it three before Messi added a cherry on top late on.

League video highlights: FC Barcelona v Espanyol | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique's side took all three points in the Catalan derby thanks to a 4-1 win at Camp Nou in their final league fixture of the calendar year. Luis Suárez opened the scoring in the first half and the Uruguayan added a second after the break. Jordi Alba and Leo Messi were also on the scoresheet against Espanyol with David López getting the goal for the visitors.

Luis Enrique: We performed at a very high level | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique was thrilled with his team’s performance in the 4-1 win over rivals Espanyol at the Camp Nou. FC Barcelona upped their game in the second half to claim a memorable win, and the manager was quick to highlight his players’ output, saying that the team played “at a very high level”.

Andrés Iniesta: “Winning a derby is always special” | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona ended their league commitments for 2016 in fine fashion, defeating rivals Espanyol 4-1 at Camp Nou. One of the top performers in the win was Andrés Iniesta, who assisted the first goal and played a big part in the second half onslaught.

Messi, Suárez, Neymar and Piqué begin vacations | FC Barcelona
Four FC Barcelona players - Luis Suárez, Leo Messi, Neymar Jr and Piqué - have begun their Christmas vacations after manager Luis Enrique Martínez confirmed after the derby win over Espanyol that the quartet will not be featuring against Hércules on Wednesday.

FC Barcelona sponsorship agreement with Rakuten ratified | FC Barcelona
The first item on the agenda of the 2016 Extraordinary Assembly of FC Barcelona was the confirmation of the sponsorship agreement with Rakuten. The Japanese company will be the global sponsor of the Club and will appear on the front of the shirt for the next four seasons from 1 July 2017.

Green light given to FC Barcelona’s partnership with Mission Hills Group | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona announced its agreement with Mission Hills Group (MHG), the second voted of the day held at the Palau de Congressos on Sunday. The Club's CEO Òscar Grau, assured that this partnership will help to serve FC Barcelona's target of becoming the "most admired, loved and global institution in the world".