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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last year, the moon approached its closest since 1948, at a distance that won't be noted again until 2034. The supermoon of December 3, 2017, was the first of the trilogy of supermoons that is scheduled to appear.
Smith-Schuster, who was flagged for both the hit and for standing over Burfict afterward, showed remorse following the game. When asked if his comments were related to Burfict, Brown said , "I ain't talking about nobody". "Karma is karma.
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.