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FC Barcelona News: 12 February 2017: Barca Demolish Alaves, Aleix Vidal Out For The Season

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Aleix Vidal's season-ending injury leaves Barcelona coach Luis Enrique 'devastated' - ESPN FC
"I'm devastated about Aleix's injury, how it happened and what it means for him and the team," Barca coach Luis Enrique said before the extent of the injury was known. "To see a serious injury for a player is unpleasant for everyone. We have to think about lifting his mood. Hopefully he will be back as soon as possible. He's in the best hands. It's still early [to say]. He'd just left with the doctors when we entered the dressing room. We have to wait, but it looks as if it's serious."

[MATCH REPORT] Alavés 0-6 FC Barcelona: Blazing victory in Vitoria - FC Barcelona
Barça avenged a 2-1 defeat to Alavés at the Camp Nou earlier this season with a clinical performance against the same club on Saturday afternoon. The Catalans ran riot with six goals against a side that will now be feeling a whole lot less confident about their chances in the Copa del Rey Final.

FC Barcelona players send messages of support for Aleix Vidal - FC Barcelona
First team squad use their social networks to express their concern and best wishes to their colleague, who suffered a serious ankle injury against Alavés - many using the special hashtag #ÀnimsAleix

Barcelona fans ambushed by hooligans before Alaves match | MARCA in English
Violent scenes interrupted the pre-game tranquility of Alaves' LaLiga fixture at home to Barcelona as a number of visiting supporters were assaulted by hooded attackers. It's unclear whether the assailants were football fans or not, but at least the majority of those targeted in a terraced bar on the Alava UPV campus were Barcelona followers.

Osasuna 1-3 Real Madrid - BBC Sport
Real Madrid moved back above Barcelona to the top of La Liga by winning at Osasuna in a match overshadowed by an awful injury to Tano Bonnin. The bottom club's full-back broke his leg in a first-half challenge by Isco. Cristiano Ronaldo slotted a shot under goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu to put the visitors in front, but Sergio Leon ran clear to chip an equaliser. Isco then darted on to a loose ball to steer a shot inside the far post, and Lucas Vazquez chipped in a late third.

Loss of concentration helped Osasuna make Real Madrid suffer - Zidane - ESPN FC

"Every weekend, every game in Liga, there is pressure," Zidane said. "We knew we would suffer in this game, but we got the three points and we are very happy with that. There is not such a big difference between the leaders and the bottom side. We know we cannot relax, we must keep going on this path. It will be difficult until the end. We must take every chance we have to get three points."

FC Barcelona's Luis Suárez matches Luis Enrique on 109 goals for the Club - FC Barcelona

Luis Suárez seems to excel even by his own amazing standards as each week goes by. Having recently made it to 100 goals in a Barça shirt, in a shorter period than even Leo Messi managed, he’s now matched his current manager Luis Enrique to become the 13th highest goalscorer in the Club's history.

FC Barcelona B 2-1 Mallorca B: Comeback at the Miniestadi - FC Barcelona

Barça B have ended their three-game winless streak with an important win that leaves them top of Second Division B Group III. Fellow reserve side Mallorca B took the lead through Baba, but the Catalans always looked the more dangerous of the two sides and eventually got the reward with goals from Borja and Perea.

Real Madrid reach 100 goals in 2016/17 | MARCA in English

After their 3-1 win at Osasuna, Real Madrid surpassed 100 official goals for the season. Zinedine Zidane's team left El Sadar on 101 after Lucas Vazquez's late strike, and such a number at this stage of the season speaks of the enormous firepower that Los Blancos possess.

La Liga round-up: Valencia held by Real Betis | Football News | Sky Sports

Real Betis banked another point in mid-table in their early kick-off stalemate against Valencia. Victor Sanchez's men hit the woodwork in each half, through Ruben Castro in the seventh minute and then Petros six minutes after the break. But in the end, it stayed honours even, keeping Betis four points above their visitors at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Atletico Madrid losing ground on La Liga rivals - Diego Simeone - ESPN FC

Diego Simeone admitted Atletico Madrid are losing ground to their La Liga rivals, but his fully-fit squad gives him hope that the Champions League finalists from last term can still find success in the 2016-17 campaign. Atleti were just eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Barcelona -- losing 3-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 second-leg draw at the Camp Nou -- and face Celta Vigo on Sunday with their Liga title hopes on life support and even a Champions League place in jeopardy.

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