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FC Barcelona News: 9 February 2014; Carles Puyol Out of Sevilla Match Squad, Atlético Madrid Defeated by Almería

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Puyol out for Seville game | FC Barcelona
Gerardo Martino will have to face tonight's game against Seville without captain Carles Puyol, who is suffering from lumbago. Puyol's place in the 18-man squad, which is already missing the suspended Jordi Alba and Mascherano as well as Neymar, Oier and Dos Santos through injury, will be taken by Ibrahim Afellay,

18 picked for Sevilla | FC Barcelona
Gerardo Martino has picked 18 players for tomorrow’s game with Sevilla. With respect to the cup game with Real Sociedad, the changes are Jordi Alba and Mascherano, who are both suspended, and Afellay and Cuenca, who have been dropped.

Martino expects Sevilla trip to de decisive | FC Barcelona
Barça lost top spot in La Liga after losing to Valencia last week, which makes this weekend’s game more important than ever. "It is a decisive game, the trip to Sevilla is more relevant than ever" said Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino in his press conference today. "It’s probably one of the hardest away games in the competition … But there is still a long way to go in the league".

How Víctor Valdés prepares for a game | FC Barcelona
What does the FC Barcelona goalkeeper do before kick-off at the Camp Nou? How does he prepare? What exercises does he do? This video focuses on Víctor Valdés, the FC Barcelona first team goalkeeper for Liga and Champions League games. Five truly fascinating minutes.

Azulgrana RoundUp, February 2 - 8 | FC Barcelona
"I'm happy with my current form and slowly but surely I will be getting there to hopefully peak at the right time of the year," said Lionel Messi to the BBC on Friday. "I hope this could be a great year not only for me but also for Barcelona and for Argentina."

Croatian wonderkid nears Barcelona move - Soccer News
Dinamo Zagreb chief Zdravko Mamic has moved to confirm that Spanish giants Barcelona are in talks to sign talented midfielder Alen Halilovic. The 17-year-old is widely regarded as one of world’s most talented footballers and he has already caught the eye of top European clubs.

Manchester City held by Norwich (0-0) | FC Barcelona
The Citizens came into the match without Agüero and Nasri, both of whom are injured. Manager Manuel Pellegrini sent out a starting team composed mainly of usual starters. The two teams were evenly matched for most of the 90 minutes of play, although the visitors had more chances on goal.

Benzema at the double for Real |
Having spent considerable energy on attempting to repeal the three-match ban handed to the FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, Madrid were turned down and had to field a side to face Villarreal without their talisman. Not to worry, they had Benzema, and Bale, and Jese. The front three all scored as Madrid kept the pressure on as they, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona duke it out for end-of-season silverware.

Atletico Madrid stunned by Almeria | Sky Sports Football
Jose Antonio Verza curled in a stunning goal - surely meant as a cross - 10 minutes from time after Almeria's stubborn defensive display had driven Atletico to distraction on a night of pure frustration. And things got worse five minutes later when goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia - perhaps at fault for the opener - blundered in a big way, fluffing a back-pass and then fouling Jonathan Zongo to concede a penalty, converted by Verza, and seeing red.

Five-star display from Valencia | Sky Sports Football
Having beaten Barcelona in their last outing, Valencia began positively and took the lead after 41 minutes through a header by Jeremy Mathieu. Alcacer doubled Valencia's advantage on the stroke of half-time, and added his second in the 67th minute, soon after Sofiane Feghouli had made it 3-0. Eduardo Vargas marked his full debut for Valencia by scoring the fifth goal with 11 minutes remaining.

Vallecano boost survival hopes | Sky Sports Football
Tottenham loanee Iago Falque broke the deadlock midway through the first half with a fine individual goal and a deflected effort by Anaitz Arbilla just a minute later doubled the hosts' advantage. Joaquin Larrivey slotted in a penalty on 45 minutes and Sergio Sanchez was given a second yellow card for conceding the spot-kick. Rayo then coasted to victory, Falque scoring another impressive goal but Ukrainian forward Oleksandr Iakovenko got a late consolation for Bernd Schuster's side.

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