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FC Barcelona News: 30 November 2014; 18 Named in Match Squad as Barcelona take on Valencia in Round 13

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18 called up for Valencia | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has called up the same 18 players who made the trip to Nicosia midweek for Sunday's game in Valencia, with the injured Vermaelen missing the trip, alongside Masip, Montoya, Douglas, Sergi Roberto and Iniesta - who was given the medical all clear on Saturday.

Valencia CF – FC Barcelona: big test at Mestalla | FC Barcelona
There have been big changes at both Valencia and FC Barcelona since the last time the two met in Mestala at the start of September 2013, with both teams having new coaches and strengthened squads, but one thing is constant – Leo Messi, whose performance helped Barça to victory last year and as La Liga’s new all-time record goalscorer is enjoying a great start to this campaign.

Luis Enrique eyeing three points in Mestalla | FC Barcelona
Barça face one of the trickiest away trips of the season this Sunday (9.00 PM CET) at Valencia, and Luis Enrique discussed the game in his press conference on Saturday. "They are on a different level compared to other seasons" he observed. "And they’re very strong in their stadium. They have made good new signings in all areas, like Negredo, and young players like Alcácer and Gayà have been confirmed".

Messi seeking to extend scoring run at Mestalla | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi has scored back-to-back hat-tricks this week. In doing so, he broke Zarra’s all-time goalscoring record in La Liga in the 5-1 win over Sevilla at the Camp Nou, and as if that wasn’t already enough, on Tuesday in Cyprus he overtook Raul to set a new record for goals in the Champions League.

Much-needed win for Espanyol | Sky Sports Football
Espanyol came from behind to beat Levante 2-1 on a rain-soaked evening at the Power8 stadium to pick up their first win in six matches. Jose Luis Morales gave the visitors a 12th-minute lead which was quickly cancelled out by Felipe Caicedo, and with nine minutes to go before half-time Sergio Garcia scored a tremendous goal which proved to be a worthy winner.

La Liga: Real Madrid claim record 16th successive win in all competitions | Football News | Sky Sports
Goals from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale proved decisive as the European champions continued their phenomenal run of form which has seen them brush aside every opponent since going down to Atletico Madrid on September 13. Madrid were made to sweat a bit at the end after losing former Malaga midfielder Isco to a red card before seeing Roque Santa Cruz pull a goal back in stoppage time.

Manu's winner gives Eibar shock win at Celta Vigo | Sky Sports Football
Manu's smart first-half finish earned Eibar a shock 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Saturday night. The forward on loan from Sevilla tucked home a through pass just moments after seeing an even better chance saved by goalkeeper Sergio. Celta could find no way to break down their opponents, who bounced back from two straight defeats to move up to 10th in the Primera Division.

Man hospitalised after clash before Atletico Madrid vs. Deportivo - ESPN FC
Officials say a man has been hospitalised in critical condition and 11 others suffered minor injuries after a fight broke out outside Atletico Madrid's stadium between its fans and those of Deportivo La Coruna.

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