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FC Barcelona News: 28 January 2017; Focus Back on La Liga, Neymar Reaches Ronaldinho Milestone

Barcelona v Athletic Club - Copa del Rey: Round of 16 Second Leg Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Real Madrid top La Liga with Barcelona in third - but how close is the title race? | FC Barcelona
With the exception of four back-to-back draws starting in late September, Zinedine Zidane's men have hogged the La Liga summit this season. But Real's unbeaten record ended with a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla this month, followed by a 2-1 loss at the hands of Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey. As a result, Real are now only one point ahead of Sevilla in La Liga, but have one game in hand.

FC Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti, aka The Wall | FC Barcelona
The light-hearted side of the first team’s day to day at the Ciutat Esportiva was on show during Friday’s training session. On this occasion, Luis Enrique’s men were warming up with their customary ‘rondo’ exercise and the French international, Samuel Umtiti, was on the receiving end of nutmeg attempts from Jordi Alba and Digne.

From Cillessen to Messi: The minute that changed the game against Real Sociedad | FC Barcelona
It was the 53rd minute at the Camp Nou. Barça were playing Real Sociedad in the second leg of the Copa del Rey quarter final. The home side were leading 1-0 on the night thanks to Denis Suárez, and 2-0 on aggregate. Things were going smoothly, but an away goal for the Basques would have changed things dramatically. It would have put them just a goal away from qualification and set things up for a nail-biting finale.

Neymar Jr draws level with Ronaldinho | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr has drawn level with fellow countryman Ronaldinho for number of goals scored in an FC Barcelona jersey. The Brazilian winger netted his 94th goal for the club in the closing stages of the 4-0 win over Eibar on Sunday evening.

FC Barcelona's key moments against Betis at Villamarín | FC Barcelona
Undefeated at Benito Villamarín since 2009. FC Barcelona have a record of two draws and three victories in their last five visits to Betis’ ground. Two 2-2 draws in succession in the 08/09 season and the 11/!2 season were followed by three victories: 1-2 (12/13), 1-4 (13/14) and 0-2 (15/16).

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