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FC Barcelona News: 13 October 2017; Javier Mascherano Ponders Future, Southampton Eying Paco Alcacer

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Atletico Madrid-Barcelona clash is not about politics - Enrique Cerezo | ESPN
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said he expects Barcelona's visit on Saturday to be "a football game, not a political demonstration." The game comes amid a turbulent political situation in the aftermath of Catalonia's unilateral referendum on independence.

Mascherano uncertain on future | Football Espana
The 33-year-old is currently in his eighth campaign at the Camp Nou but is gradually being started less frequently due to the emergence of Samuel Umtiti, while he also confirmed he will retire from international duty after the World Cup.

When and where to watch Atlético Madrid v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona to play Atlético Madrid next Saturday 14 October in the eighth La Liga fixture of the season. The blaugranas will play the team from Madrid at their new stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, for the first time with the aim of securing three vital points on the road following the international break. Barça are top on 21 points with a run of seven played, seven won. Simeone’s side are fourth in the table on 15 points and they will be looking for a win to help close that gap.

Saints linked to Alcacer | Football Espana
Out-of-favour Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer is a target for English Premier League club Southampton, according to reports. The 24-year-old has not played a minute this season since appearing as a substitute against Alaves in match day two despite Ousmane Dembele’s absence through injury.

U19A v Girona FC: Blaugranas top the table (3-0) | FC Barcelona
Barça’s U19A side secured an impressive 3-0 victory over Girona thanks to goals from Kike Delgado, Collado and Juan Fernández. Gabri Garcia’s side are clear at the top of the table thanks to this win against the team who were in first place. The blaugranas now have 17 points and are one point ahead of Girona.