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FC Barcelona News: 19 April 2014; Marc Bartra, Sergi Gomez Included in 18-Man Squad to Face Athletic Bilbao

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Sergi Gómez named in squad | FC Barcelona
The squad has been announced for Barça’s game on Sunday evening at home to Athletic Club Bilbao (9.00 PM CET). The most notable inclusion is the B team’s centre back Sergi Gómez, while the suspended Busquets misses out, as does Carles Puyol, who is still not considered 100 per cent fit.

Tata Martino promises to fight to the end | FC Barcelona
The Argentinian knows that these are not comfortable times for his players. "It is hard to keep our spirits up because we are not used to things like this" he said. "Nobody should think that this is something easy to get over … It is up to us to get the fans feeling enthusiastic about our football again and sticking with the team".

Athletic Bilbao strong on the road | FC Barcelona
Camp Nou is the venue for the game of the coming weekend (9.00 PM CET), as third placed FC Barcelona face fourth placed Athletic Bilbao, who have been exceptional away from home this year. In fact, over the last three months the Basques have as good a record on the road as they do at their new San Mamés stadium.

Lionel Messi's future is at Barcelona, insists Gerardo Martino -
Gerardo Martino insists Lionel Messi's future is at Barcelona despite rumors of a potential exit this summer. The 26-year-old has reportedly reached an impasse in contract talks with the Blaugrana, prompting speculation that he could be temped to leave Camp Nou at the end of the season, with Paris Saint-Germain long touted as a possible destination.

Why Barcelona should consider selling Messi -
The current contractual standoff between Barcelona and Lionel Messi is only likely to end one way - with the top scorer signing a mammoth new deal which will be the richest in football. There is a long way to go, however, on that front and the Catalans might well consider their options despite the transfer ban looming.

Leaders Atletico Madrid pull six points clear after 2-0 win over Elche | Sky Sports Football
Joao Miranda and Diego Costa scored as Primera Liga leaders Atletico Madrid beat Elche 2-0 to pull six points clear. Miranda headed Atletico ahead after David Villa had missed a 50th-minute penalty before Costa slotted a last-gasp spot-kick to put Los Rojiblancos six points clear of capital city rivals Real Madrid and seven ahead of Barcelona.