FC Barcelona set to face Elche three times in January

FC Barcelona are to come face to face with Elche no less than three times this month. The Catalans meet the team from Andalusia twice in La Copa del Rey and once in the Spanish League. The first match takes place on Thursday at the Nou Camp where Barça meet Elche in the last 16 of the draw. more on this story

Messi back in the groove as he nets a brace against Elche

Leo Messi seems to have his mojo back after netting a brace of goals against new boys Elche at the Nou Camp on Sunday. The Argentine scored a brace and 18 year old Munir came off the bench to snatch one, too. Read the match report here