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FC Barcelona News: 19 January 2016; Las Palmas Kickoff Time Announced, Training Focused on Copa del Rey

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Luis Enrique targets further Barcelona success - ESPN FC
Exactly one year ago, he was about to rise from what seemed to be footballing ruins, and the events of the past few days have been a brilliant way to mark that anniversary. In turn he has been idiosyncratic, daring and shrewd, but above all, the Barcelona manager has been true to himself.

Las Palmas v FC Barcelona on Saturday 20 February at 4.00pm CET | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have found out when they’ll be playing Las Palmas in the 25th game of the Liga campaign. The competition organisers, the LFP, announced the fixtures on Monday morning and the Barça game will be on Saturday 20 February at 4.00pm CET (an hour earlier locally due to the time difference in the Canary Islands).

When and where to watch Athletic Club v FC Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals | FC Barcelona
Here we go again. FC Barcelona and Athletic Club Bilbao are back at it in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals just three days after facing off in La Liga. The first leg kicks off at 9.00pm CET on Wednesday night at the San Mamés in Bilbao.

FC Barcelona ready for Copa del Rey quarter-finals versus Athletic Club | FC Barcelona
After FC Barcelona vanquished 10-man Athletic Club 6–0 on Sunday night at Camp Nou in league play, the two sides battle again on Wednesday night, this time in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, and with a change of scenery — their second meeting in less than three days will be at the San Mamés in Bilbao.

FC Barcelona train for second of three games with Athletic Club | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team got straight back to the training ground on Monday morning, the day after impressively trouncing Athletic Bilbao 6-0 in the league. That’s because there is no time to rest, with the second of the trilogy of games against the Basques coming up on Wednesday, this time in the Copa del Rey.

Five talking points from the 6-0 defeat of Athletic | FC Barcelona
Barça played almost the entire game against a ten-man opponent, but that didn’t stop them from working hard for 90 minutes. Even with a 6-0 lead in injury time of the second half, five players rushed back to deal with a two-man counter attack. Dedication, that’s what you need!

Medical tests show that Leo Messi is not injured | FC Barcelona
Medical tests on striker Lionel Messi this Monday morning have revealed great news. It turns out that the Argentinian has not got a hamstring injury and has just taken a bit of a knock. It is uncertain whether or not he will be available for future matches, but there is nothing major to worry about.

Luis Suárez: Nine facts for a number nine in top form | FC Barcelona
The Messi-Suárez-Neymar Jr trident was in typically brilliant form on Sunday night, with Luis Suárez especially impressive with three goals and an assist. He wears number nine, so here are nine nuggets of information to honour the Uruguayan’s stunning achievements so far.

Barcelona target Nolito not for sale for less than 18m euros - ESPN FC
Former Barca B forward Nolito, 29, has been linked with a return to the Camp Nou, and Barca coach Luis Enrique has also talked positively about a reunion with a player he has twice coached before, but the Catalan club would reportedly prefer a deal involving an initial loan as they cannot currently raise the required cash.

Aleix Vidal and Dani Alves in battle at Barcelona - ESPN FC
At first glance, Barcelona's starting line-up for Sunday's 6-0 win against Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou looked like business as usual, but there was a small alteration that deserved extra attention. In all but one of the names chosen, Luis Enrique opted for the treble-winning first choice XI he settled on at this time last year. Barca's "Gala 11" as it is known colloquially in Catalonia.

Luis Suarez can still be the best player in the world - Brendan Rodgers - Goal.com
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez has made Barcelona even better than the side was were before and thinks he can still become the best player in the world. Rodgers reluctantly sold Suarez in 2014 after Barca offered Liverpool huge money for the Uruguay international.

Messi Suarez Neymar best forward line in history - Xavi - ESPN FC
Xavi has called Barcelona's forward trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar the best in the sport's history. The South American attackers led the Blaugrana to an historic Treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles last season, and helped guide the club to Club World Cup glory in December.

Sampaoli: FIFA should ban Barcelona trio Messi, Neymar & Suárez | Squawka News | Reaction
Messi, Suárez and Neymar have netted 67 goals between them in all competitions this term and have been in electric form, leading Sampaoli to suggest FIFA should ban the terrific trio for being too good. "FIFA must intervene. The friendship between Leo, Neymar and Suárez is the worst thing that has happened in football," Sampaoli told El Pais. "Leo, alone, wins matches; if he also makes Neymar and Suarez better, this is not okay. They must ban it.