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FC Barcelona News: 19 October 2017; Barcelona Ease Past Olympiacos, Focus Turns to Malaga

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

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FC Barcelona v Olympiacos: Barça pass Greek test (3-1) | FC Barcelona
Barça have taken a massive step towards qualification for the Champions League knockout rounds with a 3-1 win which keeps them top of the Group D on nine points. The hosts continue their impressive record of never having lost to a Greek team in Catalonia on a night which saw Barça’s talisman reach a century of goals in European competition.

Messi reaches 100 goals in European competition | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi is in great form this season and his efforts have been rewarded with yet another landmark reached. The FC Barcelona number 10 has reached yet one more goalscoring milestone: 100 goals in European competition in a Barça shirt. With his goal against Oympiacos on Matchday 3 in the Champions League he has now compiled a century of wonderful strikes in the Champions League and the European Super Cup.

Thursday's practice comes under the pouring rain | FC Barcelona
There was no rest following Wednesday night’s 3-1 win over Olympiakos, as manager Ernesto Valverde had his men back out on the practice field Thursday morning, when the rain that had begun the previous night was still going strong.

HIGHLIGHTS: Barça vs Olympiacos | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona continue their 100% record in the Champions League group stage with their third win in a row. The blaugranes overcame Olympiacos 3-1 thanks to an own goal from Nikolaou and goals from Messi and Digne in a wet and windy Camp Nou. The victory means Barça lead Group D with 9 points out of nine after three matches.

Ernesto Valverde: ‘We secured three difficult points’ | FC Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde was satisfied with Barça’s 3-1 win over Olympiacos which keeps the blaugranas top of Group D: “The match showed us there are no easy games. We should recognise how important this victory is, we secured three difficult points.”.

Agent: Mbappe wanted Barca | Football Espana
Minguella is known for his close links to Barca and playing a key role in taking Lionel Messi to the club, and the representative suggested Mbappe was ready to replace Neymar at Camp Nou over the summer, having been put off by the presence of BBC at Real Madrid.

FC Barcelona and Verizon go90 announce exclusive content series “Inside Barca” | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and go90 have announced a year-long premiere content partnership, bringing an unprecedented level of access to soccer fans, and specifically Barça fans, in the U.S. Every week for the next year, go90 will exclusively air Inside Barça, a content series that goes behind-the-scenes of the FC Barcelona organization.

Barça put forward to the world their position on their wish for dialogue, respect and sport | FC Barcelona
Given the current situation in Catalonia, FC Barcelona wished to show the Club’s position and their belief in how to find a solution with giant banner in the Lateral stand at Camp Nou in which the words ‘Dialogue, Respect and Sport’ were visible accompanied by the Barça badge.

FC Barcelona and Osteoarthritis Foundation International to collaborate against this joint disease in sport | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) have signed today a partnership agreement to promote the prevention and treatment of the disease among sportspeople. Through this agreement, the OAFI and FC Barcelona are committed to developing joint research and innovation projects in the field of osteoarthritis and joint health in the form of prevention and treatment programmes in both amateur and professional sport.

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