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FC Barcelona News: 21 February 2015; 18 Players Called Up to Face Malaga, Javier Mascherano Offers Thoughts on Manchester City Tie

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18 in squad for Málaga | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has announced an 18-man squad to face Málaga on Saturday afternoon at the Camp Nou: Ter Stegen, C. Bravo, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Jordi Alba, Adriano, Alves and Mathieu.

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Málaga | FC Barcelona
For Málaga influential striker Nordin Amrabat and midfielder Ignacio Camacho are missing from the squad due to suspension. January signings Egor Filipenko and Javi Guerra were named in the 18 man list made public by coach Javi Gracia on Friday. Still out through injury are Flavio, Chen and former Espanyol defender Sergio Sánchez.

FC Barcelona focusing on winning their game, says Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
"The challenge is to create scoring chances for us while limiting theirs. Mistakes get magnified against good teams." "Moving top of the table doesn't just depend on us. We have to win our game and then see what happens with the others."

European Match of the Weekend: Barcelona v Malaga | Eurosport
Barca are looking to bounce back after they failed to win major silverware last season for the first time in six years and Iniesta said the team was well placed.They are on the verge of a spot in the Copa del Rey final and through to face Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 and have a chance of repeating their historic treble under former coach Pep Guardiola in 2009.

FC Barcelona v Málaga. Did you know.....? | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique and Javi Gracia met on ten occasions representing various clubs during their playing careers. The Barça coach had spells at Real Madrid and FC Barcelona whilst the current Málaga coach played for Valladolid, Real Sociedad and Villarreal. Luis Enrique won four of those matches, four ended in draws and the Málaga boss won twice.

Interview: Mascherano on the FC Barcelona – Manchester City last 16 tie | FC Barcelona
After ending the group stage of the Champions League as leaders, Barça are back in action on the competition on Tuesday. Their opponents in the last 16 will be Manchester City and just a few days before the first leg, Javier Mascherano has cast an eye over the Premier League team, their coach Manuel Pellegrini and some of the players that he knows well such as Sergio Agüero and Pablo Zabaleta.

Lucas Silva off to good start at Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Lucas Silva, the 22-year-old midfielder Madrid signed from Cruzeiro in the winter transfer window, got his first taste of the Bernabeu experience when he came on to replace Asier Illarramendi. The Brazilian may have wondered what he'd let himself in for as he watched on from the bench but he, at least, was welcomed with open arms.

Madrid make Danilo contact | Football Espana
Real Madrid have reportedly started the process to sign Danilo from Porto, but fear the Portuguese club will play hardball in negotiations. AS say earlier this week a representative of the Brazilian was in Madrid to speak to Los Blancos but Porto hope to get Danilo to sign a new contract before he makes the move.

Athletic Bilbao Villarreal Sevilla get good results in Europa League writes Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
Twenty-year-old Inaki Williams was about to play only his fourth game for Athletic Bilbao, having just been handed his first start in European competition as the Basque side took on Torino in Italy. He admitted that he felt butterflies in his stomach, but it made little difference. Just eight minutes into the game, he scored the opening goal.

Getafe boost La Liga survival hopes with win over Espanyol | Sky Sports Football
Getafe put distance between themselves and the La Liga relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Espanyol at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Friday. Pablo Sarabia opened the scoring for the hosts in the first half before Alvaro Vazquez netted in the second to give Getafe all three points, despite a late consolation goal from Anaitz Arbilla for Espanyol.

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