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FC Barcelona News: 18 April 2015; Dani Alves Given Medical Clearance as Valencia Game Approaches

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Valencia | FC Barcelona
After consecutive away games in Seville and in Paris, Luis Enrique’s team return to Camp Nou for the third of a trio of testing fixtures in just under seven days. Nuno Santo’s Valencia are the visitors in the league in a match that kicks off at 4.00pm CET on Saturday. Barça saw their lead at the top of the league table cut to two points last weekend when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sevilla in Andalusia.

Barcelona need Messi Neymar and Suarez to earn three points vs. Valencia - ESPN FC
Barcelona face Valencia at the Camp Nou in round 32 of La Liga on Saturday. Although it is clear defeating Nuno's team will be a challenge given the visitors' current 10-game unbeaten run, the Catalans simply can't afford to let any more points slip away if they are to bring the league trophy to the team museum at the end of the season.

FC Barcelona are focused on Valencia | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona continued preparing for Saturday's game against Valencia with a full-squad workout at the Ciutat Esportiva. Full back Dani Alves worked out normally despite not yet having been cleared. Thomas Vermaelen did part of hisworkout with the group and Andrés Iniesta did individual work.

18 man squad named to face Valencia | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has named his squad for the Barça v Valencia game on Saturday at the Camp Nou (16.pppm CET). The big news is the inclusion of Dani Alves, who has been declared fully recovered from his sprained ankle. There are no places for Masip, Montoya and Douglas or the injured Iniesta, who picked up a back injury against PSG, and Vermaelen.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Valencia | FC Barcelona
The league game between FC Barcelona and Valencia CF will be shown on a multitude of TV channels worldwide — however, if it is not being shown in your country do not worry because you can always follow it from anywhere in the world with LIVE English commentary on Radio Barça. Remember, on the Club’s website you can follow minute-by-minute coverage of the game as well as team and player statistics.

Luis Enrique pleads for packed Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique knows there is little margin for error in La Liga and that the game this Saturday against Valencia will be no easy task: "Our rivals are on a very good run and it's important that Camp Nou is bursting with our supporters and that they get behind us on every play."

Five unforgettable moments with Valencia at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
It was the last game of the season and the winner of this Barça–Valencia would get the fourth and final Champions League spot for the following season. With Barça in a must-win situation, the match was knotted at 2–2 in the 89th minute. It was then that Frank de Boer sent a hanger into the penalty area from midfield.

Otamendi and Gayà fit to face Barcelona - Inside Spanish Football Inside Spanish Football
[Gayà] has been cleared by the club’s medical staff just in time for Saturday afternoon’s match against the La Liga leaders. Otamendi also rejoins the squad after missing the last game due to suspension, while Pablo Piatti and Enzo Perez will miss the clash at the Camp Nou due to injury, despite Perez rejoining the squad for Friday’s training session.

Barça B to play friendly in Japan on 10 June | FC Barcelona
Barça B will play on 10 June against Avispa Fukuoka at Level 5 Stadium,. The friendly game was announced on Friday at a press conference at the Fukuoka City Council Avispa Fukuoka, founded in 1982, are currently playing in the Second Division of the Japanese League and their stadium, named Level 5, accommodates more than 22,000 spectators.

Gabriel Milito to make Estudiantes coaching debut in Libertadores - Yahoo Sports
Former Barcelona and Argentina centre back Gabriel Milito has taken over as coach of Estudiantes and will make his debut in a Libertadores Cup tie against Ecuador's Barcelona SC on Tuesday. Milito, who in 2006 won the European Champions League with Barcelona and then helped Argentina reach the World Cup quarter-finals in Germany, was recruited by Estudiantes president and former national team mate Juan Sebastian Veron.

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