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FC Barcelona News: 24 October 2019; Barcelona Edge Slavia Prague, Juvenil A Also Victorious

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Slavia Prague 1-2 Barça: Solid in Europe | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have won in Prague to go into a commanding position at the halfway stage of Champions League Group F. But as they did in their first two games, Slavia showed that they are by means the odd one out in the ‘Group of Death’.

33 and counting for Leo Messi in the Champions League | FC Barcelona
There is no stopping Leo Messi. The Argentine scored his first goal in the competition this season on Wednesday evening in Barça 2-1 win and added the name of Slavia Prague to the list of clubs he has scored against in the Champions League with the total now standing at 33.

Marc Ter Stegen demands Barcelona improvement following Slavia Prague win | Football Espana
Marc Ter Stegen has called on his Barcelona team mates to improve their Champions League form, after an inconsistent 2-1 win over Slavia Prague. Ernesto Valverde’s side struggled to maintain an attacking threat against the Czech Republic side, with a Lionel Messi goal and an own goal sealing the win for the visitors.

Barça midfielder Busquets admits they “suffered” in Slavia Prague win | Sport
“It’s an important victory,” Busquets said after the win. “We knew we had back-to-back games coming up against them (in Europe) and winning away is always important. It’s really complicated and even group. These three points give us an advantage at the top and we hope to be able to take advantage of that at home in the next game.

Own Goal: Barcelona’s second highest scorer in the Champions League under Valverde | Marca
The own goal from Peter Olayinka just before the hour mark was the seventh time since the start of the 2017/18 campaign where an opponent had netted for the Catalans. Under Ernesto Valverde, only Leo Messi has scored more, with 19 goals to his name, while Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez have scored four each.

‘Never write off Suarez!’ - Messi return will help Barcelona forward fire again, says Poyet | Goal
Gus Poyet believes Barcelona fans are once again seeing the best of Luis Suarez following the return of Lionel Messi, insisting that it would be foolish to write off his compatriot. Suarez had only scored two goals in his first five games of the 2019-20 season as Barca struggled to hit top form amid the absence of their influential forward and captain Messi.

La Liga do not agree with Dec. 18 date for Clasico and will fight it | Sport
December 18 is the date that both clubs had agreed for the celebration of the game, but La Liga proposed December 4. Finally, the Competition Committee, the RFEF’s disciplinary body, decided that the 18th was to be the date.

Barcelona could be left out of FIFA’s new Club World Cup competition | Sport
Barcelona are in danger of missing out on the new Club World Cup being organised by FIFA. World football’s governing body will release details of the new competition this Thursday. It will take place in the summer of 2021 and will feature 24 teams. It will then be played in four-year cycles. The first tournament will take place in China.

Barcelona setback in pursuit of Inter’s Lautaro Martinez? | Football Espana
Barcelona may have to pay up to €200m if they are to lure Lautaro Martinez from Inter, according to El Mundo Deportivo. It is a fresh claim that this is the striker’s release clause, which had originally been reported to stand at €110m - an attainable value for the Spanish champions.

Ferdinand Daucik: Slavia captain, Barça manager | FC Barcelona
Born on 30 May 1910 in the city of Sahy (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and now in Slovakia, Ferdinand Daucik was the Barça manager in the famous season of the Five Cups, when Laszlo Kubala was the star of the team that won every trophy going in 1951/52

Slavia Prague 0-4 Barça: Resurrection in Europe | FC Barcelona
Back in business. A 4-0 win at Slavia Prague, and the first three points in the UEFA Youth League, with Barça on fire, especially after the break, at the Horni Pocernice.