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FC Barcelona News: 14 March 2015; 18 Players Make Eibar Trip, Barça To Appeal Court Ruling

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FC Barcelona name 18 for Eibar match | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique is taking 18 players to Eibar. Everyone that is available, except goalkeeper Jordi Masip, will be making the trip. Among those who are unavailable are Jordi Alba and Dani Alves, who are serving one-game sanctions, and the injured Sergio Busquets and Thomas Vermaelen.

Trip to Eibar | FC Barcelona
Barça have arrived in Bilbao. The team left El Prat airport at 10.00am CET on a flight to a rainy Basque Country, from where they were transferred by coach to Eibar for this evening’s game. The players are being joined on the trip by vice-president Carles Vilarrubí and board members Toni Freixa and Joan Bladé.

Match Preview: Eibar v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
After reclaiming top spot in the league last weekend thanks to the 6-1 home win over Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid’s defeat at Athletic Bilbao, Luis Enrique’s side will be in no mood to relinquish the leadership when they visit Ipurua for the very first time on Saturday at 6.00pm CET.

Luis Enrique only sees Eibar | FC Barcelona
In Friday's midday press conference ahead of Saturday's date with Eibar in Ipurua, Luis Enrique pointedly emphasised the importance of this next match while trying to draw attention away from their following two games versus Manchester City and Real Madrid. "For me there's only one game, and that's the Eibar game," he assured. "Eibar are dangerous, both because of where we're playing them and their need for points," he warned.

Lionel Messi makes cover of AFA magazine | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi knows what it's like to grace magazine covers all over the world. His image represents the very best of football, especially in his homeland of Argentina. The world's best player graces the March edition of the Argentine Football Association's monthly magazine, entitled: "Argentinian, thanks to God."

FC Barcelona declarations on Judge Ruz's decision | FC Barcelona
Futbol Club Barcelona has learned today of Judge Pablo Ruz’s decision to declare his inquiry over and proceed with the foreseen procedures with regard to the Club itself, its president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and it former president, Sandro Rosell.

Aggression, separation, parties and poor form - why Ronaldo has had enough of the press -
Unhappy at how his love life was scrutinized by the media, the 30-year-old's form was also affected by the breakup. A dip in his performances in January reached a flashpoint as he was sent off for lashing out at Cordoba defender Edimar and subsequently suspended for two games.

Valencia battle to 2-0 victory over Deportivo at Mestalla | Sky Sports Football
Valencia move a step closer to Champions League football after battling to beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 at Mestalla. Dani Parejo opened the scoring from the penalty spot just after the hour mark and then Paco Alcacer scored within a minute after coming on as a substitute to finish off the Galicians.

When John Aldridge returned to Real Sociedad, he got a hero's welcome writes Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
When John Aldridge arrived in San Sebastian in September 1989, he was met by graffiti telling him he was not welcome; when he arrived in San Sebastian last weekend, returning to the city for the first time more than a quarter of a century later, he was met by 30,000 football fans standing to applaud. It was half time in Real Sociedad's league game with Espanyol and soon they were chanting his name: the man who changed their history and identity, a legend at the club.

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