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FC Barcelona News: 25 September 2016; Barcelona Dominate Sporting Gijon, AFA Issue Apology

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Sporting Gijón v FC Barcelona: Barça prove a handful at El Molinón (0-5) | FC Barcelona
After the midweek draw with Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona got back to winning ways in their tricky trip to El Molinón against Sporting Gijón.With Leo Messi out through injury, it was up to Luis Enrique’s abundant squad to show they could handle the challenge in the absence of their talisman, and they delivered with devastating efficiency.

Luis Enrique hails wing attacks as key to win at Sporting | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona scored five away from home for the second time in a row, this time at Sporting Gijón with goals from Suárez, Rafinha, Arda and Neymar (2). Three of those came from moves down the wing, and that was something that Luis Enrique was keen to highlight after the game, along with a fantastic performance form right-back Sergi Roberto.

FC Barcelona's win in Gijón by the numbers | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s wonderful 5-0 victory at Sporting threw up plenty of fascinating stats, and Sergi Roberto played a part in many of them. He’s now Barça’s top supplier of assists in La Liga with four, while Luis Suárez is outright top scorer with five goals. Sergio Busquets and Gerard Piqué captained a team that still has the highest goal count in the competition

Sergi Roberto settling into FC Barcelona full back role | FC Barcelona
The starting right back in the 5-0 win at Sporting, Sergi Roberto, was all smiles after the game. And so he deserved to be after providing assists to both Rafinha and Arda Turan, as well as being involved in the build-up to Neymar Jr’s first. "I feel more and more comfortable at right back" he told the media. "I’m learning all about the attacking and defensive responsibilities."

Josep Vives: Argentine Football Association apologises to FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The communication also insisted that the manager, Eduardo Bauza had no "bad intention" and that the comments were "unfortunate". Vives went on to say that the AFA, and Barça, express their keenness to "work so that Leo Messi recuperates as quickly as possible because, as Luis Enrique said, "Messi is a global ambassador for football".

Former Barça player Joaquim Tejedor passes away | FC Barcelona
He was a part of the famous ‘Barça of the Five Cups’ team along with the likes of Kubala, Ramallets, Basora and César. He made his debut for Barça in a league game against Deportivo La Coruña on 25 March 1951, a game the blaugranes won 2-0. He played a total of five games for the Club, scoring two goals. At Barça he was part of a squad that won a league championship  and two Spanish Cups amongst other titles.

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