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Oct 19, 2014

Brilliant Lionel Messi goal against Eibar. With this goal Messi have gone to 251 La Liga goals, just one short of all time record.

Highlights from FC Barcelona's victory against a hard working Eibar side. Xavi opened the scoring followed by Neymar and Messi. Messi with yet another assist and goal continued his great start.

Barcelona continued their great run in to the season with a hard won 3-0 victory against the newly promoted Eibar. The match remained goal less for almost an hour, thanks to Eibar's dodgy defense but Barca courtesy of Messi, Xavi and Neymar secured a vital three points going into Clasico. Ahead of the Clasico last next week, Real Madrid threw up a challenge with their 5-0 victory earlier on the night. So everyone was waiting to see how Barca would react? Going in to the Clasico Enrique should be pretty confident because of Neymar's and Messi's form and also most importantly due to the fact that Bravo is yet to concede a goal this season. Luis Enrique gave Mashcerano a rare start in midfield along with Xavi and Sergi Roberto. The defense had Alves, Pique, Mathieu and Alba. Pedro surprisingly despite a string of poor results started along with Messi and Neymar. Iniesta started on the bench while Busquets and Rakitic were rested.

Oct 4, 2014

FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Match Pictures.

Claudio Bravo extended his clean sheet record by another match with Barca wining 2-0 away against Rayo Vallecano. After the defeat to PSG in mid-week Barca needed to get to winning way quickly but Rayo presented a huge challenge. In the end Barca's exceptional quality secured three precious points. With Valencia climbing to the top of the league with a surprising 3-1 victory over defending Champion Atletico Madrid, there was no lack of motivation for Barca. Xavi's position in starting eleven has been a subject of great discussion especially after the defeat in Paris. So it wasn't a huge surprise to see him returning to the starting eleven and the tried and trusted trio of Barca midfield was back with Iniesta, Busquets and Xavi forming the midfield. Pique returned to the defense and partnered Bartra in the center with Alves and Matthieu as full backs. It was pretty nice to see Matthie playing left back which simply added enough height to our defense like we had when Abidal was the Left back. The front trio remained unchanged with Neymar, Messi and Munir.

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