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FC Barcelona News: 2 May 2015; 18 Players Make Cordoba Trip, Claudio Bravo on Verge of Barça Record

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FC Barcelona's trip to Córdoba | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first are now in Andalusia. After the training session on Friday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, the 18 man squad left for Barcelona airport to catch a place to Seville. The flight took off at 6.00pm CET and arrived in the Andalusian capital at 7.30pm CET.

18 man squad for trip to Córdoba | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has selected his squad of 18 players for this Saturday’s visit to Córdoba which kicks off at 4.00pm CET. With his entire squad available, the Barça coach has decided to leave five players behind in Barcelona. They are Masip, Douglas, Montoya, Sergi Roberto and Vermaelen.

Claudio Bravo primed for new Barcelona goalkeeping record - HITC Sport
The club record for clean sheets during the course of a season in La Liga at Barcelona, currently stands at 20 matches, since the format for the competition has been played over 38 games. Andoni Zubizarreta was first to achieve that feat during the 1988-89 season, whilst current Manchester United 'keeper, Victor Valdes, also matched that record on two occasions, during the 2004-05 and 2009-10 campaigns.

Luis Enrique says the players are aware that the league is at stake | FC Barcelona
The coach Luis Enrique Martínez appeared in the traditional pre-game press conference on Friday ahead of this weekend’s league clash away at Córdoba. He appeared convinced that his players will not be distracted by the upcoming clash with Bayern Munich in the Champions League. "There is a league title at stake and the players can feel that. After that they could give a the best of themselves or the worst and be more or less on the ball," he pointed out.

European Match of the Weekend: Cordoba v Barcelona. Can the mouse eat the lion? | Eurosport
That says it all: Cordoba are a side who have been on the back foot since the season kicked off last summer, continually fighting rearguard actions in defence and wildly punting the ball into the box in the vain hope that someone - anyone - might get on the end of it. Yet Barcelona are not taking the match lightly, not least because they are only too aware of just how damaging a loss, or even a draw, could be to their confidence.

On Pep Guardiola's Barcelona return by Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
On Wednesday night, there will be only one: Luis Enrique. But standing by the other bench there will be a former Barcelona coach. Pep Guardiola, the man the supporters will welcome back even as some in the boardroom and others in the pressroom grit their teeth. Luis Enrique's task this season has been harder because of the presence of the myth but he, unlike they, has no doubts. "Pep is my friend and I always think my friends are the best," the Barcelona manager said.

The Fall of Barça B - Where did it all go wrong? Inside Spanish Football
Regulation to the Spanish third division, Segunda Division B, would be a disaster for the Blaugrana club. Although looking at the teams current form and results, despite last weekend’s win, it’s something that soon will become a reality. Segunda Division B, known as "Hell" in Spain is not a league you want your football team to play in.

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