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FC Barcelona News: 27 October 2019; Players Enjoy Second Day Off

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Rival watch: Borussia Dortmund and Inter draw | FC Barcelona
Borussia Dortmund, without Paco Alcácer, drew 0-0 on their trip to Schalke 04, a game in which the home side dominated most of the first half but Dortmund created most of the danger after the break but couldn’t find a way past the in-form keeper Nübel. The result leaves them third, two points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich, but Wolfsburg and Borussia Moenchengladbach are both playing on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid level with Barcelona after beating Athletic Bilbao | ESPN
Atletico Madrid snapped a three-game winless streak in La Liga by beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0 at home on Saturday to move level on points with table-topping Barcelona. Saul Niguez put injury-stricken Atletico ahead in the 28th minute while Alvaro Morata bundled the ball in from close range in the 64th to seal their first home league win for four games.

Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann spotted in New York | Football Espana
Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has been spotted in New York this weekend, following the postponement of El Clasico. La Blaugrana’s clash with Real Madrid was scheduled for October 26th, however due to the ongoing protests in Barcelona city centre, La Liga advised that the game be cancelled.

When and where to watch Barça - Valladolid | FC Barcelona
Barça are on a good run of six consecutive victories (four in the league and two in the Champions League), and will try to continue the streak against Sergio González’s side. You can follow the action minute by minute via the match center, available on the club website, and also on the official social media channels. Below, we take a look at the TV schedules from around the world.

Lionel Messi would not ‘swap’ Barcelona success for titles with Argentina | Football Espana
Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi has revealed he would not swap his success with the Catalan club for a title with Argentina. Messi’s international career with La Albiceleste has been littered with disappointment, after losing four major international finals, including both World Cup and Copa America titles.

The concerns around Umtiti | Marca
Samuel Umtiti’s immaculate first two campaigns at Barcelona seem a distant memory as his persistent injury problems since the summer of 2018 have proven to be a constant headache. The Frenchman made 50 LaLiga Santander appearances in his opening two seasons with the club, and such were his performances that Barcelona fans were confident that they had found Carles Puyol’s long-term replacement.

Rakitic on pole for Barcelona exit | Marca
Barcelona have already played 12 games this season and in that time Ernesto Valverde has shown his cards. It’s become clear which players are in his plans and which aren’t, with Ivan Rakitic falling into the latter category. The Croatian has a new role at the club, unfortunately though it’s on the periphery, making him primed to leave in January.

FIFA chooses Camp Nou to test the data monitoring systems used in the world of football | FC Barcelona
FIFA continues to use FC Barcelona as a testing laboratory in the field of sports technology. This time they chose the Camp Nou to make a precision study of the monitoring systems used by companies that collect variables during football matches.