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FC Barcelona News: 8 November 2015; 18-Man Squad Announced for Villarreal Game

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Squad announced for Villarreal encounter | FC Barcelona
Just hours before FC Barcelona host Villarreal (4pm CET) at Camp Nou, Luis Enrique has announced his squad for the match. Barça are without the injured Messi, Douglas, Rafinha and Rakitic, as well as the suspended Mascherano. To complete the 18-man squad, the manager has called up Barça B duo Sergi Samper and Gerard Gumbau

Villarreal a 'difficult but attractive opponent' for Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona host Villarreal on Sunday at 4.00pm CET, and first team manager Luis Enrique knows it won’t be easy game against a side that is just four points adrift of the top two, his own side and Real Madrid. "They are what we could consider one of the more difficult opponents" he told his Saturday press conference.

Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs Villarreal | FC Barcelona
Villarreal are Barça’s opponents in Week 11 in the league, the ‘Yellow Submarine’ coming to Camp Nou as the blaugranes’ final opponents before a break in the domestic calendar for international matches.

A new look Villarreal in good form | FC Barcelona
Villarreal go into Sunday’s game against FC Barcelona in optimistic mood after an impressive start to the 2015/2016 league campaign. Coach Marcelino Gracía has a new look squad after bringing in several new faces in the summer and the team has settled quickly, currently occupying fifth place in the table, just four behind leaders Real Madrid and Barça.

Barca need boost before El Clasico - ESPN FC
While it is impossible to forget that quadruple Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi is still fighting against the clock to regain full fitness, at least Barcelona fans can be certain that their other two South American stars are fully committed to step up in his absence.

FC Barcelona 4-0 Stadium Casablanca (U19): Superb victory | FC Barcelona
After the midweek defeat of BATE Borisov, the U19 team continued its fine form with a convincing win at home to Stadium Casablanca of Zaragoza. The visitors are struggling this season, but their lowly position in the table was not reflected at all by their confident start to the game. Barça found it mighty hard to create any kind of early danger, despite almost all of the play being deep inside the opposition’s half.