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FC Barcelona News: 16 January 2017; Players Enjoy Day Off Before Basque-Heavy Week

FC Barcelona v UD Las Palmas - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Training schedule for a week with Copa and La Liga commitments in the Basque country | FC Barcelona
Next up in a hectic week is another trip to the Basque country on Sunday to play the last league game of the first round of fixtures against Eibar. Prior to this game the blaugranas will train on Friday at 12.00 am and on Saturday at 11.00am to prepare for the fixture at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

FC Barcelona’s big home win over Las Palmas, by the numbers | FC Barcelona
There was just one team left in La Liga that Leo Messi had not manage to score against, so the Argentine made sure to put the record straight against Las Palmas on Saturday. Messi’s strike in the 5-0 win means he has now netted against each of the 35 sides he has taken on in the league.

Leo Messi - Luis Suárez: Side by side in the scoring charts | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi and Luis Suárez lead the scoring charts in La Liga with 14 goals each following their exploits in the 5-0 win over Las Palmas on Saturday. The Argentine and Uruguayan, after one and two goals respectively against Las Palmas, are level in the standings as they have been on plenty of occasions already this season.

Video: The best of Leo Messi's goals in training sessions | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi made yet more history on Saturday by scoring against Las Palmas, the only top flight team that he had to get a goal against. That takes his overall tally of Liga victims up to 35, a record only ever matched by former Real Madrid striker Raúl.

Problems remain for Barcelona, despite big win over Las Palmas | Sky Sports
It was a good weekend for Barcelona. They thrashed Las Palmas on Saturday and then sat back and watched Real Madrid's undefeated run come to an end at Sevilla. But despite closing the gap at the top of the table on their rivals there are still question marks over whether Barcelona will be able to bring home the big silverware this season.

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