18 man squad expected to face Betis on Sunday

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.

Barca 6–2 Betis: Messi and Suarez begins the season with more than a goal

barca vs betisIn the sat­is­fy­ing vic­to­ry of the Cata­lan club over Real Betis, Lionel Mes­si and Luis Suarez record­ed brace and hat-trick while Arda Turan scored a goal. The Bar­ca coach gave Umti­ti and Denis Suarez their league debut for the club while Ser­gi Rober­to cov­ered the right back, Arda assumed the left side of attack just like the pre­vi­ous match­es against Sevil­la.

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Poyet: We go to get good result against the best team in the world

real betis coachAhead of the trip of Real Betis to Barcelona, the coach of the Seville based club addressed the press before his team embarked on the jour­ney. Gus­ta­vo Poyet recalled what Bar­ca did to Sevil­la in Span­ish Super Cup say­ing “it is not fair to remem­ber what Bar­ca did to the oth­er team in town because win­ning against this team is what one will put to con­sid­er­a­tion many oth­er things.”

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Enrique ridicules Real Madrid ahead of first La Liga game

Enrique press conferenceThe final train­ing ses­sion ahead of the La Liga game against Real Betis wel­comed Kap­toum and J. Suarez from the Bar­ca B team. All avail­able first team play­ers par­tic­i­pat­ed in the work­out and after the work­out fol­lowed the press con­fer­ence by Luis Enrique where he spoke on sev­er­al issues.

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Mascherano ruled out of Real Betis match on Saturday

Injured JavierJavier Mascher­a­no who fea­tured in the first leg and sec­ond leg of the Span­ish Super Cup have being ruled out of the next game as a result of injury he acquired from the sec­ond leg of the Span­ish Super Cup. FC Barcelona will face their first oppo­nent (Real Betis) of La Liga com­pe­ti­tion.

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Real Betis Drowned in a 4–0 Defeat by Barca

betis GameThe last game of the year 2015 for FC Barcelona is noth­ing short of a supe­ri­or­i­ty over their oppo­si­tion ‘Real Betis’, Bar­ca end­ed the year just the way the way anoth­er team will dream of- still on top of the table. Messi’s 500th appear­ance in his career saw him record­ed a goal while Suarez scored a brace and the last is an own-goal from West­er­mann.

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