FC Barcelona managed a comfortable victory over Olympiakos (3-1) in a wet and soggy pitch at Camp Nou in a game which was marked by Piqué's red card.
With Andres Iniesta in the line-up, Barça were much better from the starting whistle but only managed to notch one up at the scoreboard with an own goal from Nikolaou.
Despite their numerical disadvantage in the second half, Messi (61') and Digne (64') put the scoreaboard at 3-0 and in the last action of the game Nikolaou scored again but this time in the correct goal to allow the visitors a consolation goal.
Barça remains in the top position of the table with 9 points, ahead of Juventus (6), Sporting Lisbon (3) and Olympiakos (0). Their next game will see them face the Greek team once again, this time at Athens on October 31th.
When it seemed that FC Barcelona was going to notch up its first defeat of the season, Luis Suárez came to the rescue to secure an important point in the azulgrana squad’s first visit to Wanda Metropolitano.
After seven consecutive wins, Valverde's team have added a point in one of the most complicated stadiums of the championship. The hosts went ahead with a Saúl goal in the first half, but Suarez tied the match in the dying minutes of the second half.
FC Barcelona’s next game will be on Wednesday at 20:45 against Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League.
Andrés Iniesta signed a lifetime contract with FC Barcelona in a deal that will keep him in the club for the rest of his sporting career.
After the signature with president Bartomeu, the midfielder gave a press conference. “This is a very special day for me, simply because it means I’m staying at my home, where I can continue to dream of achieving great things for this club. It’s where I have grown and developed and I know that I could never be anywhere better than here", Iniesta said.
Andres joined the Club in September 1996, at the age of 12, and debuted with the first team on October 29th, 2002. Iniesta has made 639 appearances with Barça, has scored 55 goals and has the record for the most titles in Barça history, with 30.
The Spanish National Team mathematically assured their participation in the 2018 World Cup set to take place in Russia next summer.
Andres Iniesta's team managed a comfortable victory over Albania (3-0, Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago) with Italy only managing a surprising draw at home against FYR Macedonia (1-1).
With only one game left to play, in which Spain will play in Israel, La Roja are in the top position of their group, five points ahead of Italy, and therefore are ensured to be the group champions and win classification for the World Cup. Italy will have to wait for the play-off.
FC Barcelona has win to the UD Las Palmas by 3 goals to 0 in a match that has been played behind closed doors in protest after the events in Catalonia this Sunday.
In the first half saw a game off. The appearance of the stand did not help to see a showy game. At hallf-time, the entry of Iniesta, who could not finish the match by injury, changed the match. Andrés will be sidelined for two weeks and he won't be able to play with Spanish National Team.
In the second half, Barça dominated, created and settled the match as a big team. It did not give opportunity to the Canarian squad that was overcome thanks to the goals of Busquets and Messi x2.
This win keeps a FC Barcelona’s undefeated that adds 21 points of the 21 disputed with a brilliant numbers, 23 goals and 2 goals conceded.