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FC Barcelona News: 8 December 2019; Barcelona Hammer Mallorca as Lionel Messi Breaks More Records

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FC Barcelona 5-2 Mallorca: Golden football | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are on top of the league for another week following a simply spectacular game of football at Camp Nou that saw Leo Messi score three of the five goals in a performance that more than proved why he was the worthy winner of a sixth golden sphere on Monday night.

Messi surpasses Ronaldo as Barca star breaks more La Liga records | Goal
Yet another record has fallen into the hands of the brilliant Argentine, who netted three times on Saturday to take his La Liga tally to 12. Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi became the only player to score 10 or more goals in each of the past 14 seasons in Europe’s top-five leagues with a hat-trick against Real Mallorca.

Mallorca the latest on the list for goalscorer Suárez | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez is not a player who lets opportunities to score pass him by. In the first encounter with Mallorca, he had the chance to find the net against new opposition, and grabbed it with both hands. Scoring at Camp Nou meant that Suárez has now been on target against each of the 28 teams that he has played against in the Primera División since joining Barça.

‘Best goal of my career!’ - Suarez savours stunning back-heel strike in Barca rout | Goal
Luis Suarez labelled his stunning back-heel effort for La Liga champions Barcelona as the best goal of his career. Suarez scored a memorable goal as Barca defeated Real Mallorca 5-2 at Camp Nou on Saturday to regain top spot in La Liga.

Alena plays for the first time since the opening weekend | Marca
Carles Alena started Barcelona’s first game of the 2019/20 season, their 1-0 defeat away at Athletic Club, but was taken off at half time and didn’t play again until this Saturday. The midfielder didn’t even make the squad list on 12 occasions since then, but Ernesto Valverde finally used him again against Real Mallorca.

Ousmane Dembele ‘expects to leave Barcelona next summer’ | SportsMole
The France international joined Barca in a big-money deal from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017 but has largely struggled to make his mark for the club. A series of injures have harmed the attacker’s progress, while he has only managed one goal in nine appearances this season having again struggled with a number of setbacks.

Juventus reopen interest in Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic | Football Espana
Juventus have rekindled their interest in signing Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic in January, according to fresh reports. Corriere di Torino say that Rakitic is now back in the conversation at the Italian champions, who may sell German central midfielders Emre Can and Sami Khedira in the coming months.

Ivan Rakitic: Barcelona is the perfect place for me | Sport
“After recent months a lot of things happened to me. Sometimes things happen that one can’t understand but has to accept. It happened to me. Nobody gives you anything. I want to give everything and if I can play here then I’ve always said there’s no better place than Barca to keep winning titles, it’s the perfect place for me,” Rakitic told Movistar.