Barcelona to be challenged in tough stretch of away matches

In this photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, the Camp Nou stadium is seen illuminated ahead of a soccer match between Barcelona F.C and Eibar in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona is not only one of soccer’s biggest and most famous venues but also a tremendous echo chamber for Catalans who want independence from Spain, the rallying cry seeming to become louder than usual with the prosperous region locked in a struggle with the government in Madrid. When Barcelona plays, fans chant “Independence!”, generally 17 minutes and 14 seconds into every match, to mark the year, 1714, when Spain first took away self-rule from Catalonia.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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