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FC Barcelona News: 28 November 2015; 18 in Squad to Face Real Sociedad, Lionel Messi Wins Award

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique’s men will be aiming to round off in style a wonderful week which has seen the blaugranes put in two unforgettable displays of attacking football to defeat Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabéu and AS Roma at Camp Nou.

Luis Enrique: 'We hope to keep this run going' | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona may have knocked off two of their biggest rivals this fall in astounding fashion — routing Real Madrid 4–0 and AS Roma 6–1 — but don’t tell Luis Enrique that. The second year head coach knows all too well that let downs do happen.

Mascherano named in squad of 18 to face Real Sociedad | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has revealed his squad of 18 players for Saturday’s 4.00pm CET kick-off against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou. The biggest change with respect to the side that beat AS Roma 6-1 midweek is the return of Mascherano, who is back to full fitness after taking a knock at the Bernabéu and comes in for Sergi Roberto, who is out with a sprained ankle.

Sergio Busquets as vital as ever for Barcelona - ESPN FC
Ultimately, it just does not matter that much, either. It doesn't matter to Busquets -- at least that's what he says. "I don't want people talking about me, for good or bad. I don't do many interviewers, I don't have Twitter," he said. "I don't long for praise or the lead role."

The first meeting for Eusebio Sacristán as a coach against FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The visit of Real Sociedad to Camp Nou this Saturday at 4.00pm CET will be a special occasion for at least one man. The team from San Sebastián in the Basque Country come to Barcelona with a new coached recently appointed, Eusebio Sacristán.

FC Barcelona wrap up training ahead of visit from Real Sociedad | FC Barcelona
After enjoying a day off on Thursday, FC Barcelona, led by head coach Luis Enrique, returned to work on Friday for the team’s final training session before Saturday’s match versus Real Sociedad at Camp Nou. The match kicks off at 4.00pm CET.

Lionel Messi wins The Goal 50 -
Lionel Messi has won the Goal 50 for a record fourth time, beating previous titleholder Cristiano Ronaldo to top spot. The 28-year-old attacker, who also claimed the trophy in 2009, 2011 and 2013, was rewarded for inspiring Barcelona to a historic treble triumph last season, as well as leading Argentina to the final of the Copa America.

Leo Messi wins 2015 Goal 50 award | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has a new award to add to his trophy case. The Argentine has been proclaimed winner of this years Goal 50, an annual award that recognises the best player in the world. The criteria of the editors in chief and correspondents of the various editions of Goal are based on players’ contributions to world soccer and their success for their clubs and national teams.

The jaw-dropping goalscoring numbers of FC Barcelona's Trident | FC Barcelona
17, 14 and 8: The number of goals scored by Suárez, Neymar and Messi this season, respectively. Not bad considering the Brazilian missed the start of the season and the Argentine was out of action for two months.

The game against Betis will be played on Wednesday 30 December | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will wave goodbye to 2015 with a game against Betis at Camp Nou. The game will be played on Wednesday 30 December at 8.30pm CET. The clash against the Andalusians will be Barça’s first game following the FIFA World Club Cup in Japan. The squad will head out to the far east to take after their game against Deportivo La Coruña on Saturday 12 December (4.00pm CET).

Busquets to earn Barca bonus? | Football Espana
Sergio Busquets will reportedly earn a significant bonus in light of his impressive performances for Barcelona this season. The midfielder extended his contract until 2019 last February, but Marca claims La Blaugrana promised to revise his terms again if his displays warranted it.

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