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FC Barcelona News: 4 November 2018; Barcelona Survive Rayo Vallecano Scare, Luis Suarez Leads Pichichi Race

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Rayo Vallecano de Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Rayo Vallecano – FC Barcelona: Suárez at the double! (2-3) | FC Barcelona
As Rayo tired, a lovely ball in behind from Munir found Suárez whose shot was on target but was well saved. Barça went all out for an equaliser with the Uruguayan again on target before Ousmane Dembélé’s first-time half volley from Gerard Piqué’s knock-down found the corner of the net on 87. Suárez would eventually get the reward that his hard work deserved in the final minute.

HIGHLIGHTS: Rayo Vallecano v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona were up against it in Vallencas, 2-1 down with just three minutes left, before Dembélé and Suárez weighed in with two goals to turn the contest around and hand the blaugranes a vital win.

Luis Suárez top scorer in LaLiga | FC Barcelona
Double delight for Luis Suárez in Vallecas the Barça number 9 scored the winner for his side in the 90th minute of the encounter against Rayo Vallecano and in doing so moved to the top of the table in the race to become this season’s pichichi. The Uruguayan moves one ahead of his countryman and Girona striker Cristhian Stuani and Celta’s Iago Aspas.

‘We expect a lot from him’ - Valverde praises after ‘decisive’ Dembele sparks Barcelona comeback | Goal
Ernesto Valverde expects “a lot from” Ousmane Dembele but believes he can be “decisive” after the attacker helped Barcelona secure a comeback win over Rayo Vallecano. The Catalan giants looked set for their second loss of the season after Jose Pozo and Alvaro Garcia cancelled out Luis Suarez’s early opener.

Luis Suarez bemoans over-confidence & says Barcelona boss right to be angry | Goal
Luis Suarez admitted that he would understand if Ernesto Valverde was angry with Barcelona after the La Liga champions left it late to snatch a 3-2 victory against Rayo Vallecano. The Uruguay international opened the scoring at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas but goals either side of half-time for Jose Angel Pozo and Alvaro Garcia Rivera put the hosts in control of the encounter.

Barcelona condemn fan violence before Rayo Vallecano match | ESPN
Barcelona have condemned incidents which saw supporters of the La Liga leaders clash with Rayo Vallecano fans before Saturday’s league match between the two sides. Fighting broke out in Vallecas, a district of Madrid, in the build-up to Saturday’s game between the clubs’ renowned ultra groups -- Barca’s Boixos Nois and Rayo’s Bukaneros.

No Everton buy option for Barcelona’s Andre Gomes | Football Espana
Everton do not have an option to sign loanee Andre Gomes permanently at the end of the season and he will return to Barcelona, say Diario Sport. The 25-year-old joined the Toffees on a season-long loan deal in summer but the report in the Catalan daily suggests there is no option for the English club to make the move permanent.