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FC Barcelona News: 23 November 2013; La Liga Set to Restart, Lionel Messi to Present Golden Boot to Camp Nou Crowd

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Denis Doyle

FC Barcelona - Granada: No excuses | FC Barcelona
The Liga is back at an atypical hour for Barça. At 16.00, the Blaugrana will host Granada at the Camp Nou. The team are in the top spot of the table after the latest international break, with an advantage of three points over Atlético and six over Madrid. The situation, however, has changed considerably since Barça’s last league match, against Betis.

Tata Martino: "We shouldn’t be thinking about the missing players, but in those who are taking their places" | FC Barcelona
Gerardo Martino appeared at a press conference this Friday to talk about Saturday’s match against Granada (16.00). The Argentinian coach wanted to make it clear that, despite the missing players, Barcelona will be very competitive against the Andalusian outfit. "It’s a tough match against a team like Granada."

Cesc Fàbregas and Gerard Piqué declared fit to play; Xavi and Tello both out against Granada | FC Barcelona
Manager Tata Martino has called up 18 players for Saturday's League match against Granada at the Camp Nou (16.00). The list includes 16 first team players, including Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique. The central defender and midfield player both received the medical all-clear after training and have been selected. Also selected in the squad are Dongou, the B Team forward, and Adama, from the Youth Team.

Leo Messi will show off his 2012/13 Golden Boot at the Camp Nou against Granada | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi will show off his Golden Boot to the Barcelona fans on Saturday before the game against Granada at the Camp Nou (16.00). Messi received the award on Wednesday as Europe's top goalscorer in the 2012/13 season. It’s worth remembering that Messi is unable to play the game due to the injury he picked up at Betis and it’s estimated that he won’t be back until 2014.

Neymar makes Syafiq’s dream come true | FC Barcelona
During FC Barcelona’s visit to Malaysia this summer, new signing Neymar took some time out to visit 15-year-old Syafiq, a huge admirer of the Brazilian striker whose dream is to become a professional footballer too.

In Numbers: Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible 2013 -
"You are talking to God!" Zlatan Ibrahimovic told a reporter ahead of Sweden's World Cup play-off return against Portugal on Wednesday. But after his brazen boast, Ibra was left in the shadows as Cristiano Ronaldo's Solna spectacular sent the Swedes packing - and the Portuguese to Brazil 2014. So if Ibra is God, how would we describe Ronaldo right now?

Real Madrid suffering hangover from international break - ESPN FC
With different options including Asier Illarramendi, Isco and Casemiro standing by to replace long-term absentee Khedira, Ancelotti said he had not yet decided whether to stick with the 4-3-3 shape which had done so well before the international break, or move to a 4-2-3-1 with two holding players for the weekend’s game at the Estadio Juegos Mediterraneos.

Sanjurjo snatches win for Osasuna |
Oier Sanjurjo's late header was enough to earn Osasuna three much-needed points from their trip to Real Valladolid in a 1-0 win. The 27-year-old midfielder rose to head home from Manuel Lolo's fine cross after 84 minutes following many missed chances from the home side at Jose Zorrilla.

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