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FC Barcelona News: 28 January 2015; Jeremy Mathieu Returns to Match Squad, Granada Kickoff Time Announced

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Mathieu back in squad for Calderón | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has called up Jérémy Mathieu for the 18-man squad for tonight’s game at the Vicente Calderón after the French defender recovered from his Achilles tendon injury. Claudio Bravo, Martín Montoya and Sergi Roberto all miss out, as do the injured Douglas and Vermaelen.

Luis Enrique expecting Atlético to be at their best | FC Barcelona
On Tuesday, the day before Barça travel to the Vicente Calderón to defend their 1-0 lead in the second leg of their Spanish Cup quarter-final, Luis Enrique described his impressions to the press, underlining the fact that he expects to face "a very powerful version of Atlético Madrid."

Luis Enrique can end crisis talk at Barcelona by securing win over Atletico Madrid - ESPN FC
With just one defeat in 18 matches, the last thing a coach would expect would be to see his job in question, but this is Barcelona. The spotlight has focused on the coach-player dynamic involving the Barca boss and Lionel Messi, who has hit seven in five games since he was rested at Sociedad.

Neymar's first FC Barcelona goal came at the Calderón | FC Barcelona
Neymar returns on Wednesday to the Vicente Calderón in excellent form. The Brazilian star is second top scorer this season at Barça with 19 goals in all competitions. Furthermore, Neymar returns to the stadium where he scored his first ever goal as a blaugrana. His equaliser in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup Final against Atlético was enough to give Barça a 1-1 draw.

Diego Simeone: Playing FC Barcelona makes you a better team | FC Barcelona
Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone revealed in his press conference before his team’s Cup quarter-final second leg clash with Barça that he likes to measure himself against the best teams because it make his team better. For the Argentinean, intensity will be the key as his side will have to "play every minute like it’s the last one" if they are to progress.

FC Barcelona's league game at Granada at 4.00pm (CET) on Sat 28 February | FC Barcelona
Barça now know the kick off times for all their league games in February. On Tuesday it was confirmed that their last fixture of the month against Granada will be played on Saturday 28 February at 4.00pm (CET). It is worth remembering that the first game of February will come this Sunday 1 February at 9.00pm (CET) against Villarreal.

FC Barcelona's recent tours of the Americas | FC Barcelona
The announcement that this summer Barça are to embark on a trip across the Atlantic to tread American soil brings to mind previous visits to the continent. The blaugranes’ history is replete with games and anecdotes with the Club aware that it is a key area for Barça as a global brand. The relationship between FC Barcelona and the American continent goes back to 1928 when their search for new opponents and new experiences in the New World began.

Ten legendary FC Barcelona goalscorers to keep you entertained during the blizzard | FC Barcelona
If you are unfortunate enough to be stuck on the East Coast of the United States in the middle of the blizzard, we sympathise but that doesn't mean there no fun to be had. Here at fcbarcelona.com, we have put together a playlist of videos containing goals from various legendary players from the past to help keep you entertained until the sunshine comes back.

Ticket requests for Manchester City v FC Barcelona from Monday, February 2nd | FC Barcelona
From Monday, February 2nd at 10.00am (CET) until Tuesday, February 3rd at 7.00pm (CET), Barça members may request tickets for the first leg match of the second round of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and FC Barcelona, set for Tuesday, February 24th at 8.45pm (CET) in Manchester, England.

Ronaldo red card should be judged fairly and not because of his star power - ESPN FC
First came his howl of rage at Gareth Bale when an assist wasn't served up. Then came that pretty cringe-worthy howl at the moon when he was awarded the Ballon d'Or in Zurich. No goals in the World Club Championship, defeat at Valencia, elimination from the Copa del Rey which, thanks to a red card and then an injury, he's not won since 2011. A relationship break-up.

Tebas accepts Ronaldo apology | Football Espana
LFP President Javier Tebas maintains that while Cristiano Ronaldo acted 'unsportingly' against Cordoba, he has accepted the Real Madrid forward's apology. The 29-year-old was shown a straight red card for slapping and kicking opposing left-back Edimar to the ground during Los Blancos' 2-1 victory at Nuevo Arcangel on Saturday.

Paco Alcacer signs new five-year deal with Valencia - Goal.com
Paco Alcacer has pledged his future to Valencia by signing a new five-year contract. The 21-year-old academy product burst on to the scene in the Europa League last season and has recorded eight goals and six assists in all competitions in 2014-15, despite suffering a hamstring injury in November.