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FC Barcelona News: 25 October 2019; La Liga appeal Clasico decision, five years of Luis Suarez

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La Liga appeal decision to move Barcelona-Real Madrid Clasico to Dec. 18 | ESPN
La Liga have announced they will appeal in a legal court and to the Spanish Sports council against the decision by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to move the season’s first Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid to Dec. 18.

Top of the table at home and abroad | FC Barcelona
It has been a good week so far for Barça with a win last Saturday away from home in La Liga against Eibar and another win on the road this Wednesday, this time in the Champions League at Slavia Prague. Those victories mean that Ernesto Valverde’s team are top of the table at home La Liga and abroad in Group F in European competition

Marc-André ter Stegen’s impressive Champions League continues | FC Barcelona
Marc-André ter Stegen is in fine form this season and against Slavia Prague he became the first Barça player to rack up more than 1,000 minutes of playing time this season. The German has played 1,080 minutes in total having started all 12 league games and all three Champions League games for the blaugranes so far this season.

Post Slavia recovery | FC Barcelona
The available first team players worked out on Thursday morning local time with those who featured in the win in the Czech Republic doing recovery work. Also present in the session were Iñaki Peña and Carles Pérez from the Barça B squad and Ansu Fati from the U19 squad.

Five years of Suárez magic | FC Barcelona
25 October 2014. Real Madrid v FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabéu. Luis Suárez played his first ever game for Barça. Since then he had not ceased to break records and write new pages in the club’s history. Indeed, just the other day at Eibar, he equalled Josep Samitier’s tally of 184 goals to become the joint forth highest goalscorer that the club has ever had.

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal linked to Inter | Football Espana
Arturo Vidal is unhappy at his playing time at Barcelona and could be open to a January move to Inter, say reports. The Chilean midfielder has started just one match this season for the Blaugrana and played little over 200 minutes across the entirety of the campaign to date.

Barça won’t know if they’ll take part in the Club World Cup until March | Sport
The FIFA Executive Committee has agreed to change the format of the Club World Cup and will now decide how the other places in the competition will be handed out. FIFA’s revamped tournament will now include 24 teams and begin in 2021. A decision on which teams are to be invited will take place next March.

Giggs on Messi-Ronaldo debate: Genius Barca star is a once-in-a-lifetime player | Goal
Ryan Giggs has given his verdict over who is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, insisting that while he would always back his former team-mate, the Barcelona star is a “once-in-a-lifetime” player.

RAC1: Barça want Mateu Alemany to join their sporting department | Sport
Mateu Alemany, who was named as the general director at Valencia in 2017, is on the brink of leaving the club after falling out with owner Peter Lim. According to RAC1, Alemany might end up staying in LaLiga after all - and join FC Barcelona.

‘Who could say no to Messi?’ - Vela still interested in Barcelona loan | Goal
Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela remains keen on the idea of linking up with Lionel Messi in a loan spell at Barcelona at the end of the MLS season. La Liga giants Barca reportedly considered a left-field move for the former Arsenal and Real Sociedad attacker in January as they sought cover for Luis Suarez.

Barcelona want Inter defensive duo | Football Espana
Barcelona want to sign a new central defender and are monitoring Inter duo Stefan de Vrij and Milan Skriniar, report Calciomercato. It follows on from a report in Calciomercato earlier this month which claimed the Blaugrana had already seen two approaches for de Vrij rejected.

Barcelona go for Brazil duo Everton, Rodrigo Caio | Football Espana
Barcelona are tracking Gremio forward Everton and Flamengo defender Rodrigo Caio, according to El Mundo Deportivo. Everton, 23, was top scorer for his nation in this summer’s Copa America tournament and indeed he netted in the final victory over Peru.