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FC Barcelona News: 13 December 2014; Barça Look to Maintain Winning Streak Against Getafe, Neymar Out with Ankle Injury

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Getafe CF v FC Barcelona: No time to relax | FC Barcelona
Christmas will come as a welcome break for the first team as the hectic December schedule continues with a league visit to Madrid-based Getafe (16.00 PM CET). It’s only 72 hours since Barça beat PSG to finish top of their Champions League group and just three days before the second leg of their cup game with Huesca. That’s three different competitions in just seven days!

Neymar out for trip to Getafe as a precaution | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has announced this Friday the 18 man squad for the trip to Madrid to take on Getafe. The name of Neymar Jr is missing from the list as the Brazilian has been left out of the party as a precaution due to an left ankle problem. Neymar is the only absentee through injury along with Thomas Vermaelen who is still recovering from surgery. Of the players available those who have been left out of the squad are Montoya, Douglas, Sergi Roberto and Masip.

Luis Enrique keen to avoid Champions League hangover | FC Barcelona
A change of competition brings its own problems according to coach Luis Enrique in his pre-match appearance before the press on Friday: "After the Champions League it could well appear a lesser game but we will be up against a difficult side at a ground that is always difficult to win at." He continued: "Getafe have dynamic players in attack and are dangerous in the air, we will have to be careful."

The team are now in Madrid | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are now in Madrid. At 9PM their flight from Barcelona-El Prat airport landed at Adolfo Suárez-Barajas airport in Madrid where this Saturday they take on Getafe at 4PM CET in the 15th league game of the season.

Getafe a happy hunting ground for Pedro | FC Barcelona
Few grounds bring back so many happy memories as Getafe’s Coliseum Alfonso Pérez does for Pedro Rodríguez. The stadium in the outskirts of Madrid has seen the man from the Canary Islands find the net on four occasions – only Camp Nou and Rayo Vallecano’s Vallecas Stadium have witnessed more goals from the Barça winger.

100 Best Young Players to Watch in 2015 | Midfielders 35 - 21 | Outside of the Boot
Samper is a ball playing midfielder with immense potential. At just 19 years of age he has been compared in one aspect of his game or another to each member of the holy trinity of the Barcelona midfield i.e Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets. Which more than anything speaks about his versatility and extensive skill set that he possesses. It is yet another testament to his ability that he is not exactly like any of the three and brings quite another dimension to the midfield.

Luis Enrique is slowly but surely steering Barcelona to the summit - ESPN FC
With Barcelona coach Luis Enrique yet to repeat a starting lineup this season, it is difficult to predict which 11 players will start at Getafe on Saturday afternoon. And after a successful change of formation in the 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, it is hard to even know how his side will be set up.

Facts, figures, rivals for FC Barcelona and You Tube sensations | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona take on Getafe on Saturday with the intention of rounding off what has up to now been a pretty good week for the blaugranes. Here at we take a look back at what have been an exicitng last few days.

FC Barcelona have a history with all possible Champions League round of 16 rivals | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have a Champions League past with all seven teams they could face in the next round of the competition: Juventus, Basel, Bayer Leverkusen, Arsenal, Manchester City, Schalke and Shakhtar. Let's take a look at some of the past matchups Barça had with their potential upcoming rivals.

Barcelona sign Baruel in Brazil - Sports Sponsorship news - SportsPro Media
Spanish soccer giants FC Barcelona have signed a sponsorship deal with Brazilian foot care company Baruel. It is the first regional partnership Barcelona have agreed in Brazil and was brokered for the La Liga club by the Brazilian-based Traffic Sports agency.

Cristiano Ronaldo gives €8200 'La Decima' watch to all his Real Madrid team-mates | Eurosport
The Bulgari watch is engraved with the player's name, Ronaldo's initials and shirt number 'CR7' while it also features the words 'La Decima' as a reminder of the squad's terrific Champions League success last season.

Cristiano Ronaldo nets double in 4-1 win for Real Madrid | Sky Sports Football
Two late goals from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid increase their Spanish record run to 20 straight wins with a 4-1 triumph at struggling Almeria on Friday night. Carlo Ancelotti's men ensured they would end their domestic year in style but only after a scare as Almeria striker Verza briefly drew his team level and could have done so again had he not missed a second half penalty.

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