Barcelona have been without Lionel Messi for a month now, but that has not affected their performances - barring the 2-1 defeat to Sevilla.
In the Argentine's absence Luis Suarez and Neymar have stepped up to the plate. But that has not stopped the four-time Ballon d'Or winner urging every ball over the line from the stands.
Messi was in attendance once again to watch the Blaugrana's 3-1 win over Eibar and the cameras were on hand to catch a brilliant moment as Luis Suarez scored one of his three goals.
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Sitting in the directors box, the South American was exchanging pleasantries with an unnamed woman and was forced to gawk over her shoulder as his Uruguayan teammate slammed the ball home.
The 28-year-old has been pencilled in for a potential return on November 21 when the Catalan club face bitter rivals Real Madrid.
With both clubs tied for top place in La Liga, it could prove to be one of the most important El Clasico clashes in recent history.
There are four more fixtures before that battle, but given the upturn in form of Suarez and Neymar, Luis Enrique will be confident of avoiding any further slip-ups.
Barcelona's next league fixture is an away trip to Getafe.
Messi looks nailed on to add a fifth Ballon d'Or to his collection. The Argentine was in scintillating form as Barca claimed a historic treble last season.
Ronaldo's early surge at the beginning of this season will do nothing to affect the voting, Messi is the odds-on favourite with a number of top bookies. A fifth title may just write his name into history as the greatest player of all time.
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