FC Barcelona will welcome Celta Vigo to the Camp Nou on Saturday for the Matchday 26 game scheduled to kick off at 8:45 pm CET. However, Luis Enrique have revealed his 18 man squad that will challenge the Vigo, Galicia based club. After the 6–1 victory against Sporting Gijon, the only new face will be Arda Turan.
The current Barcelona head coach who have had some worth of success in the Catalan club have announced his retirement which will be at the end of the 2016/2017 season. Luis Enrique made the announcement in the press conference room after the 6–1victory against Sporting Gijon.
Atletico Madrid is set to take on FC Barcelona in Madrid for the Matchday 24 of the Spanish La Liga on Sunday (today). But ahead of the game, Diego Simone spoke to the press and was full of praises for the Catalan club. The Atletico Madrid coach stressed that despite some off display on from the Barca side, they’re still the best football team in the world.
FC Barcelona first team players have had their final workout ahead of the Matchday 20 against Real Betis at the Villamarin Stadium. After the workout, Luis Enrique revealed the 18 players chosen travel to Sevilla to face Betis.
Andre Iniesta, Sergio Busquet and Rafinha who are suffering from injury won’t fly with the rest of the players. Jordi Masip is also sidelined and will not make the 18 man squad for the Catalan club.
Here’s a complete list of 18 players that will face Real Betis in the Matchday 20 game for Barcelona;
Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Alba, Pique, Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne, Aleix Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Mathieu, Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez, Rakitic, Arda, Alcacer, Neymar, Suarez and Messi.
Arda Turan have put his name on the score sheet in the Thursday’s Copa del Rey game against Real Sociedad by scoring the fourth goal of the game. But it’s not just the goals but the record goals he has scored with a season in Spain.
Neymar and Jordi Alba are the two top players in their respective positions. The winger and left back have now received the second yellow card of the ongoing Copa del Rey in the recent game that ended 5–2 for Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Edinson Cavani poke to the press ahead of the Champions League clash between his side and FC Barcelona. The Uruguayan did not fail to talk about the attacking trio of the Catalan club as he was full of praise for Messi, Suarez and Neymar. But he believes Paris Saint Germain can take out Barcelona in the Champions league knockout stage.
The Catalan club have broken the jinx of not winning at Real Sociedad at Anoeta after a 1–0 win on Thursday in the Copa del Rey Quarter final stage. Thanks to Neymar for provoking and scoring the penalty that was a decider of the result.
On Sunday, FC Barcelona will play the Matchday 19 La Liga game against Eibar at Ipurua Municipal Stadium. It is however the wish of the coach to continue to gain three points in every single game played. This has made Luis Enrique announce his 18 man squad for the game against Los Armeros.