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FC Barcelona News: 24 November 2019; Barcelona Surivive Leganes Scare, Barcelona B Draw

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Leganés 1–2 Barça: Vital victory | FC Barcelona
That paid off on 53 minutes, a wonderfully flighted free-kick from Lionel Messi finding Suárez who powered a header home from inside the six-yard box. The pendulum had swung and as Los Pepineros began to tire, Arturo Vidal was in the right place at the right time to hit the winner into the roof of the net with 10 to play.

Barça and their supersubs | FC Barcelona
Barça have scored 35 goals in 14 league games so far this season and are top scorers in La Liga. Part of that success is down to the contribution of players who have come on as substitutes. With Arturo Vidal’s winner against Leganés, Barça have recorded seven goals from players who have come on during a game, ahead of second placed Getafe, Levante and Real Madrid on five.

Valverde: Barcelona weren’t brilliant but these games have to be won | Marca
Ernesto Valverde knows better than anyone that Barcelona’s performances so far this season haven’t been up to scratch. But the Catalans’ coach has emphasised the importance of winning games even when they’re not playing well.

Arturo Vidal says Barça “have to improve” despite Leganes victory | Sport
“The sensations aren’t great when you go behind and we know we have to improve a lot,” he told Movistar. “We’re confident we can change things in the coming games. We have to make sure we’re not conceding (first) and control the game. But these matches where you win the league.

Sergio Busquets banned for Barcelona’s trip to Atletico on Dec. 1 | Sport
Sergio Busquets picked up his fifth booking of the season on Saturday against Leganes for a late challenge on Roque Mesa in the first half. The Barcelona midfielder will, therefore, miss next weekend’s tough trip to Atletico Madrid in the league through suspension.

Luis Suarez: If what happened to Busquets had happened to me, I would have left | Marca
Barcelona may well be relieved that they were able to rescue a 2-1 victory from potential disaster against Leganes on Saturday, yet the questions over yet another dismal performance will rumble on, with Luis Suarez Miramontes criticising the treatment of Sergio Busquets, suggesting that if it was him, he would leave.

This is a teletext Barcelona team | Marca
Barcelona took all three points away at Leganes, but the vibes they gave off were the same as in the other away games this season where they failed to win. This was another concerning match for a team that hasn’t found its groove and for a coach who is searching for solutions. Ernesto Valverde started four forwards on Saturday, but that didn’t work.

Griezmann is once again singled out by Valverde | Marca
Ernesto Valverde didn’t think Leganes would be able to handle his forward line of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann, yet the latter was yet again singled out by the Spanish coach when he was withdrawn in the 56th minute of play as Barcelona struggled.

When and where to watch Barça-Borussia Dortmund | FC Barcelona
The Champions League is back and on this page you will find the kick-off times in a number of major cities from America to Australasia, plus the TV channels that hold the rights to show games this season.

Lleida 1-1 Barça B: A good point against a direct rival | FC Barcelona
Seven games unbeaten and the fourth consecutive draw against a direct rival. Barça B extended their streak after earning a valuable point against Lleida (1-1). The visitors dominated possession, but were unable to make that pressure count, Monchu going closest for the visitors but finding Pau Torres was equal to his shot.

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