Injuries seem to be keep pulling FC Barcelona players down during the first half of the season, as a result the club is currently analyzing all possible scenarios regarding possible solutions to substitute key figures of the team.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) and Athletic Bilbao's Inaki Williams (R), in front of the Camp Nou/ Photo montage by Blaugranagram An Ivan Rakitić strike from inside the area on 71 minutes gave FC Barcelona the all-important victory over a resolute Bilbao on Tuesday night, as the Catalan giants went three points ahead of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. As fireworks sounded outside the Camp Nou due to the Catalan festivity of Sant Joan, it is fair to say there were no fireworks or sparkle on the pitch for FC Barcelona. Before tonight's game, the top of La Liga could not have been tighter. Thirty games into the season only two goals in the goal difference column separated Barça, from top
Barcelona's young guns / Photo montage by Blaugranagram FC Barcelona are continuing to churn out talent from their famed La Masia youth academy, with several Barça B players keen to be given the chance to shine in the first-team next season. Lionel Messi, Xavi, Gerard Piqué, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Carles Puyol all came through the ranks, and are just some of the alumni that have graduated and made their mark with the Catalan giants. Ansu Fati, who joined the club's youth ranks as a 10-year-old in 2012, is the latest player making waves in the first-team. Debuting in the 5-2 victory over Real Betis, aged 16 years and 298 days, he became the second-youngest player to debut for the club, behind