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FC Barcelona News: 4 November 2015; 18 in Squad to Face BATE Borisov, Barça Out of Paul Pogba Race

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FC Barcelona squad for visit of BATE Borisov | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has announced his 18-man squad for Wednesday’s Champions League match against BATE Borisov. The only change from Saturday’s league win over Getafe is Javier Mascherano’s introduction in place of Jeremy Mathieu. The manager is still without the injured trio of Douglas, Rafinha and Leo Messi.

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v BATE Borisov | FC Barcelona
Barça face BATE Borisov on Wednesday at Camp Nou at 8.45pm CET in the knowledge that a win against the side from Belarus could put them through to the knock out stages for the 12th season in a row should AS Roma fail to beat Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the other Group E fixture. The Belarusians are currently in third place in the group on 3 points, one behind second placed Bayer and so still have hope of making it to the last 16 themselves.

FC Barcelona wrap up training ahead of BATE visit | FC Barcelona
On Tuesday morning FC Barcelona completed their final training session before Wedensday's Champions League match versus BATE Borisov at Camp Nou. Luis Enrique led the workout on Tito Vilanova Field at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The training session was open to the media for the first 15 minutes.

Luis Enrique wants improvement to continue | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique appeared in the press room at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper prior to Wednesday's Champions League match against BATE Borisov at Camp Nou. Here are the highlights of what he had to say ahead of his team's fourth game in Group E:

Luis Suárez closing in on Romário and Maradona | FC Barcelona
Despite having been with FC Barcelona for little more than a year thus far, Luis Suárez is set to enter the annals of Club history as one of their top scorers. The striker has scored a total of 36 goals in 58 games in all competitions, an average of 0.62 goals per game.

When and where to watch Wednesday's UEFA Champions League match between FC Barcelona and BATE Borisov | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona host BATE Borisov at Camp Nou on Wednesday 4 November at 8.45pm CET in both teams' fourth game in Group E of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League. Barça will look to stay undefeated in this year's tournament (2 wins and 1 draw) and cement their status as leaders.

Thomas Vermaelen exudes confidence | FC Barcelona
Thomas Vermaelen is ready. He says he has put his injuries behind him entirely and is now focused purely on football. Against BATE Borisov, the Belgian defender could have the opportunity to officially debut in the Champions League with FC Barcelona. And he isn't scared.

BATE Borisov train at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Bate Borisov are now in Barcelona. Barça’s rivals in Match Day 4 of this season’s Champions League group stages landed in the city on Tuesday and then trained at Camp Nou for the final time ahead of their game against Luis Enrique’s team on Wednesday at 8.45pm CET.

Sergi Roberto is latest Barcelona star at Camp Nou - ESPN FC
His two absolutely glorious assists this weekend in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Getafe will still be talked about when the best goals category is decided at the end of the season. In particular, his volleyed back-heel flick into the path of Luis Suarez for the opener was a move of instinctive genius worthy of any great footballer -- from Alfredo Di Stefano to Johan Cruyff, Pele, George Best, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.

Marcelo a Clasico doubt | Football Espana
Real Madrid are waiting for news on the extent of Marcelo’s hamstring injury, suffered in the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain. Marcelo lasted barely 30 minutes with Marca noting he is the 12th Madrid player to go down injured this season, and, in his case, it’s felt to be a case of burnout as there are no other natural left-backs in Rafa Benitez’s squad.

Klopp wants Ter Stegen at Liverpool? | Football Espana
A report from Catalonia claims Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to take Barcelona’s Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to Anfield. Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers earlier this season and Sport say he was previously keen on the goalkeeper when at Borussia Dortmund.

Paul Pogba has 'no chance' of joining Barcelona, says agent Mino Raiola | Football News | Sky Sports
Paul Pogba's agent has ruled out a move to Barcelona for the French international and hinted he could remain at Juventus. Luis Enrique's side were heavily linked with a move for the France international last summer and have been tipped to snap him up when their FIFA-imposed transfer ban comes to an end in January.