clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

FC Barcelona News: 8 April 2015; 18 Players in Squad to Face Almeria, Thomas Vermaelen Aims for Getafe Match Return

David Ramos/Getty Images

FC Barcelona 18 named to face Almería | FC Barcelona
The 18 players named for the game with Almería at the Camp Nou this evening are: Ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Montoya, Piqué, Rakitic, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Dani Alves and Mathieu. That means no places for Douglas and Masip, while Sergio Busquets is suspended and Vermaelen and Jordi Alba are injured.

The Barça v Almería quiz | FC Barcelona
This Wednesday FC Barcelona will play Almeria at Camp Nou. What do you know about previous matches between the two teams?

Luis Enrique serious about Almería | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique does not believe that Wednesday night’s game against Almería at the Camp Nou is a chance to rest some of his players for theoretically more difficult games in mind. "If we want to win the league, then we have to make sure we win this game" he told his Tuesday press conference. "We’ll be taking this game as seriously as any other, knowing that we have to get things right if we want to be sure of the three points."

Mathieu's figures show his importance | FC Barcelona
The Barça defender has in his job description the task of preventing goals. However, in his last two league games he himself has found the net on two separate occasions, the first against Real Madrid in the 2-1 victory in the Clásico and in the recent 1-0 away in at Celta Vigo. Both goals were key in helping the blaugranes claim six points from the last six available.

Thomas Vermaelen aiming to make long-awaited Barcelona debut against Getafe later this month - Mirror Online
The centre-back joined the Catalan giants from Arsenal last summer in a deal worth £15million but has been plagued by injuries in the months since and has yet to feature in an official first-team game. But Vermaelen has been working his way back to full fitness since undergoing surgery on a hamstring injury December and, according to the Spanish press, is targeting the game against Getafe on April 28 for his first appearance.

April 7, 1974: A 14 year wait comes to an end | FC Barcelona
It had been 14 long years without success in the league. Barça faced Sporting Gijón in El Molinón in week 29 of the 1973/74 campaign knowing victory would hand them the championship for the first time in over a decade. After a poor start to the season, the side coached by Rinus Michels and bolstered by the arrival of Dutchman Johan Cruyff went from strength to strength.

Sergi Barjuan’s ten goals for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The new Almeria manager, Sergi Barjuan, was at Barça for several years. A product of La Masia, he played 452 times for the first team between 1993 and 2002. The left back was physically strong and extraordinary quick moving up the wing, and scored ten goals in his time at FCB. This video offers the chance to remember them all.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Barca Blaugranes Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Barca news from Barca Blaugranes