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FC Barcelona News: 20 October 2019; Barcelona Take La Liga Lead, Barcelona B Draw

Eibar v FC Barcelona - La Liga SmartBank Photo by Ricardo Larreina/Soccrates/Getty Images

Barça are out on their own | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are the solitary leaders of La Liga thanks to a great win in Ipurua against Eibar (0-3), and Real Madrid’s loss to Mallorca (1-0). The blaugranes now have 19 points, one more than Zinedine Zidane’s side, two more than Granada in third and three more than Atlético Madrid in fourth.

Toe Poke Daily: Did Barca’s ‘MSG’ all score in same match quicker than ‘MSN,’ ‘BBC’? | ESPN
Barcelona’s 3-0 win at Eibar on Saturday was, on the face of it, as regulation a result as you could expect for a game involving one of La Liga’s two giant clubs against... well, against most other teams in the division. However, the match at the Ipurua stadium did create a bit of history as it was the first match in which Barcelona’s front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all scored together in the game.

Can you put Barça’s top all-time goal scorers in order? | FC Barcelona
Now that Luis Suárez has moved into fourth place, we have a new challenge for you. Play along with us and put the top 10 Barça goal scorers in order. We give you three clues: #1, Messi; #4, Suárez; and #10, Mariano Martín

Sergi Roberto strains ligament in left knee | FC Barcelona
Medical test on Saturday afternoon have revealed that Sergi Roberto has strained medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee. His presence in future training sessions will depend on how the injury develops.

Barça-Madrid Clasico date decision could end up in hands of courts | Sport
On Monday, the Competition Committee should make official the date for the Clasico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Both clubs have said they’re happy to play the game at Camp Nou on Dec.18. However, La Liga are not happy with that date and have proposed Dec.4, which is also a midweek date but a day on which there are no Copa del Rey games.

Llagostera 1-1 Barça B: Held to a draw | FC Barcelona
The reserves were outstanding last week, but the trip to Llagostera in the north of Catalonia against a side just one point below them in the table proved very tricky indeed. An opponent that is strong in the air and rock solid at the back made for a niggly, physical game in which real chances failed to flow for either side. Six minutes the deadlock was finally broke, but by the home side, when Sascha headed past Iñáki Peña.

Riqui Puig’s injury doesn’t seem too serious | Sport
Riqui Puig’s injury luckily doesn’t seem too serious, at least at the moment. The young Barça player, one of the ‘pearls’ of the Barça academy, had to leave the field on a stretcher in the added time of the Llagostera-Barça B match, which has ended in a 1-1 draw.

La Masia is 40 years old | FC Barcelona
La Masia is 40 years old. On this day, 20 October, back in 1979, the footballing residency opened its doors to young players Romà Albarrán, Betriu, Pep Boada, Òscar Lausín, José Fernández, Guillermo Amor, Esteve Castañer, Manuel Bautista ‘Bata’, César Redondo, Manolo Muñoz and Ricardo Arnal, the first to make La Masia their home.

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