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FC Barcelona News: 18 January 2015; 18 Players Make Trip to La Coruña to Face Deportivo

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FC Barcelona bringing 18 players to Riazor | FC Barcelona
Just before making the trip to La Coruña, where Barça are set to face Deportivo in their 19th league match of the season this evening at 7.00pm (CET), the coaching staff have release the squad list for the match. The list includes: C. Bravo, Ter Stegen, Montoya, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Pedro, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Adriano and Alves.

FC Barcelona on the ground in La Coruña | FC Barcelona
The team are now in La Coruña to face Deportivo at Riazor. The team jetted to Galicia shortly after 10 am this morning and arrived at their destination 90 minutes later. The coaching staff issued the 18-player squad listjust before the trip.

Five years of wins at Deportivo | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona visit Deportivo la Coruña on Sunday at 7.00pm (CET), and Riazor has been a happy hunting ground for the Catalans of late. The sides didn’t meet in either of the 2011/12 and 2013/14 seasons because the Galicians were in the Second Division, but the last three times the fixture has been played, Barça have won every time.

Luis Enrique knows it's harder to win on the road | FC Barcelona
Barça are at La Coruña on Sunday at 7.00pm (CET), and after a draw at Getafe and defeat to Real Sociedad, it’s time to get the team’s away form back on track. The wet weather in Galicia means the Riazor pitch is unlikely to offer the kind of surface that the Catalans thrive upon, and Deportivo are in desperate need of points to move away from the relegation zone.

FC Barcelona squad names explained | FC Barcelona
The official names of the members of the current FC Barcelona squad include several examples of the peculiarities of naming conventions in Latin countries. To the outsider, it can sometimes be a little confusing, so here at we decided to shed some light on the matter.

Barcelona Starlet Boluwatife Balogun Targets First Team Role |
Barcelona attacking midfielder, Boluwatife Balogun, reckons that he has the ability to break into the first team of the Azulgranas in the not too distant future. Still only 18, the offensive all - rounder is one of the important players in the Juvenil A squad, but he is yet to make his competitive debut for Barcelona at senior level.

Villarreal got their bid for a top-four finish back on track | Spanish Primera BBVA | Sky Sports Football
An expertly-taken first-half goal from Denis Cheryshev put the hosts on course for a first Primera Division win of the year and Bruno Soriano's late penalty put the result beyond doubt. Victory helped Villarreal bounce back from successive league draws, albeit away from home, which had dampened their Champions League challenge.

Alvaro Negredo came off the bench to head in the decisive goal | Sky Sports Football
Valencia had seen first-half goals by Dani Parejo and Rodrigo Moreno cancelled out by two strikes from Almeria's top scorer Tomer Hemed and looked to be heading for a third successive game without a win - until Negredo sent a header crashing into the net with seven minutes left.

David Moyes watched Real Sociedad lose to a late Vallecano goal | Sky Sports
Real Sociedad suffered just their second defeat in eight league games under David Moyes when they lost 1-0 at home to Rayo Vallecano.The sides contested a fairly lacklustre encounter in Sebastian but Vallecano forward Manucho headed home a Roberto Trashorras corner with just nine minutes left to snatch the three points.

Felipe Caicedo's 90th-minute winner gives Espanyol victory over Celta Vigo | Sky Sports Football
Felipe Caicedo came off the bench to score a 90th-minute winner and hand Espanyol a 1-0 Primera Division victory over Celta Vigo. Caicedo scored two late goals as Espanyol overcame Valencia to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Tuesday, and the Ecuador striker's close-range finish earned his side all three points at the Power8 Stadium on Saturday.

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