The champions have found it more hard than usual to break down opposing defences this season, with the lack of goalscoring form of all their top dogs, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Bemzema, raising eyebrows.
Barca's frustrating afternoon at a cold and sparsely attended Nou Camp was made worse by France worldwide Umtiti being ruled out for eight weeks, including missing the Clasico at champions Real Madrid on December 23.
Throughout his nine seasons with Real, Benzema has also tended to save his best for the European stage and he became the fifth-top scorer in the competition's history with a double in a 6-0 rout of APOEL Nicosia two weeks ago.
The Spain global was in inspirational form as a Jesse Lingard brace saw United narrow the gap to five points behind league leaders and rivals Manchester City ahead of next weekend's derby at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo's public questioning of Real's transfer policy over the summer is said to have irked Ramos, with the Portuguese expressing his frustration at seeing Pepe, Fabio Coentrao and James Rodriguez leave the club.
A series of disappointing performances have left the defending LaLiga champions eight points off the pace in the title race, with Zinedine Zidane's side perched in fourth spot.
Casemiro said: "We had a chance to cut points and we played well".
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has dismissed the notion of a rift between him and team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting the pair have always shared a "great friendship".
"But when it does, it won't stop, so we have to keep working".
The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District said four area schools were placed on lockdown after the shooting. Cecilia and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the officer's family and to the entire San Marcos Police Department.
Aside from this, there are plenty of activities to undertake on Mercury, not too far from Brother Vance's location. He has been spoken of in the game before, but Curse of Osiris marks his first in-person appearance to date.
All sporting teams chosen to represent Sri Lanka need the approval of minister of sports according to Sri Lanka's sports law. However, after reaching the airport, the team had to return, as the team was not granted approval by the Ministry of Sports.
Some 20 states, dozens of members of Congress and Christian lobbyist groups have thrown their weight behind the baker. As anyone might expect, Mullins and Craig see the case through an altogether extraordinary focal point: separation.
Ian Conyers did not go into detail with the Times on the allegations against his family member, but said he would stand with him. Ian Conyers, the grandson of Conyers's brother, plans to run for his seat, setting up an intra-family contest.
On Monday, he met Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Li Baodong, and from Beijing he will go directly to the North Korean capital. The visit by Feltman follows the dispatch last month by China of its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years.
When Kim Kardashian visited an art gallery on December 4, she took a photo of one particularly striking exhibit. Kim Kardashian appears to have reignited her feud with Taylor Swift and fans of the singer are not pleased.
World trade flows have grown this year, as global economies are growing in sync and at almost the best paces since the recession. Total U.S. exports were $195.9 billion in October, down by less than $0.1 billion from September.
The Hornets have been a great home team so far, but I think the Warriors still get the win and cover when it's all said and done. Curry scored 31 points against New Orleans and made five 3-pointers to raise his career total to 2,000.