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FC Barcelona News: 13 March 2011; Barcelona Arrive In Sevilla, Real Madrid Close The Gap

It will be nice to see him back on the pitch
It will be nice to see him back on the pitch

Championship test | FCBarcelona
There are red letter days on any fixture list, and this is one of them. FC Barcelona’s trip to the Sánchez Pizjuán is one of the hardest of the eleven games they have left. The run of four especially tough away games started well with a win in Valencia and after this they have to travel to Villarreal and Madrid.

19 picked for Sevilla | FCBarcelona
As expected, Guardiola will take all 19 of his fit players to Seville for the 28th game of the season. In theory, it’s one of the hardest away games they have left, with just eleven matches to go. Puyol has yet to be given the medical all-clear, and is the only player that doesn’t travel.

Bojan, Afellay, Jeffren, Thiago - Barcelona's Fringe Players Need To Raise Their Game | Goal
Sunday’s fixture sees the Blaugrana take on Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, a fixture that 10 months ago was decided by the brilliance of Bojan, who turned in a man-of-the-match performance as the Camp Nou giants clinched the title. But can Guardiola maintain a similar confidence in his current batch of replacements? Goal.com assesses Barca’s bench.

"There’s a small league before the Bernabéu" | FCBarcelona
Sevilla, Getafe, Villarreal and Almeria are the four sides Barça must play before they take on Real Madrid. The FCB manager is convinced that these games "will determine the future of the championship … There’s less and less to go. We have to win points before and after the Bernabéu.

Benzema sinks Hercules as Real warm up for Lyon | Reuters
The in-form French striker netted in the 24th minute and doubled the lead with a superb solo effort just after the restart, making it eight goals in his last six matches. Real moved on to 70 points from 28 games, closing to within four of leaders Barcelona who travel to Sevilla on Sunday.

Jorge Valdano Indicates Long Term Stay For Karim Benzema At Real Madrid | Goal
The 23-year-old has struggled to settle in the Spanish capital and has been linked with a move this summer, but Valdano insists that the France international forward will remain with the nine-time European champions in the long run.

Real Madrid's Iker Casillas: Everything We Do At Madrid Is Debated | Goal
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has scorned the media for their incessant debating on everything Los Blancos do. The World Cup winning captain claimed everything is perfect at Madrid and he is fervently looking forward to his Champions League encounter with Lyon.

Unai Emery: Valencia Had A Disaster In All Aspects Of The Game | Goal
Valencia crashed to a 4-0 defeat to Zaragoza on Saturday, with Los Che boss Unai Emery stating that his side had "a disaster in all aspects of the game". The result compounds a terrible week for Emery's team, as they were knocked out of the Champions League at the hands of Schalke in midweek.

Atletico Madrid Put €15 Million Price Tag On Eduardo Salvio | Goal
Atletico Madrid have restated their intention to hold on to promising Argentine striker Eduardo Salvio, placing a value of €15 million on 'Toto' to discourage Benfica from making a permanent bid.