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FC Barcelona News: 28 February 2015: El Clasico Could Be Postponed, Barça Prepare For Granada

The credible threats surrounding another La Liga strike scheduled for the weekend of the Clasico have gained momentum in recent days, while Barça prepare for Granada

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Following the terrific Champions League win at Manchester City midweek, Barça now travel to relegation-threatened Granada in La Liga (Saturday 4.00pm CET), where they’ll be keen to make up for last weekend’s disappointing home defeat to Málaga.

Barça are leaving for Granada on Friday evening ahead of their 4.00pm CET kick-off in Saturday’s league fixture. After training, Luis Enrique announced his squad of eighteen, which forcibly excludes Gerard Piqué, who is suspended. Douglas has been declared fully fit, but misses out nonetheless, and there no places for Sergi Roberto or Masip either.

If Tuesday was sublime, Saturday was ridiculous. Luis Enrique's Barcelona were at their brilliant best as they produced a masterclass of attacking football in their 2-1 win at Manchester City in midweek but looked lost as they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Malaga just days earlier. So which is the real Blaugrana?

El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid could be postponed due to strike | Metro News

The El Clasico showdown between Barcelona and Real Madrid next month could be postponed because of a proposed La Liga strike over television rights. Clubs in Spain want rights to be sold in the same way as they are in England and Italy, where clubs share the profits more equally.

Luis Enrique hints at extended Dani Alves stay as Barcelona touch down donning double denim in Grenada | Daily Mail Online

Meanwhile coach Luis Enrique has given strong public backing to fullback Dani Alves, suggesting he wants the Brazil international to remain at the club beyond the end of this season. Alves is yet to agree an extension to his contract, which expires in June, raising the possibility the 31-year-old will leave the club he joined from La Liga rivals Sevilla in July 2008.

Espanyol beats Cordoba 1-0 in Spanish league

Espanyol midfielder Abraham Gonzalez scored shortly before halftime to earn his side a 1-0 home win over bottom-placed Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Gonzalez drove in a strike from the edge of the area after striker Felipe Caicedo had headed the ball back to him two minutes before the interval.

Real Madrid president summoned to court -

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will testify in a corruption case after being called upon by a judge. Reports emerged through news agency Efe that Spanish giants' director would be required to attend court as a witness as judge Eloy Velasco investigates the behaviour of businessmen, individuals, clerks and councilors from various municipalities about alleged payments for the awarding of contracts.

Almeria handed three-point deduction - Liga 2013-2014 - Football - Eurosport Australia

FIFA has imposed a three-point La Liga deduction on Almeria for owing training rights to foreign clubs. The issue centres on the Andalucians’ signing of Michael Jakobsen from Esbjerg in 2011, and the Danish club claim they are owed between 50,000 and 60,000 in royalty payments.

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