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FC Barcelona News: 2 January 2016; 18 in Squad to Face Espanyol, Barça Dominate l'Equipe 100

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FC Barcelona squad of eighteen announced for the derby | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s 2016 gets under way on Saturday in style, with a local derby at RCD Espanyol. Luis Enrique has announced the names of the eighteen players that will be making the short trip up the road to the Power8 Stadium. It was revealed on Friday that Douglas is back to full fitness but he has not been included for the 4.00pm CET kick-off, and neither have Vermaelen or Masip, while Rafinha remains injured.

Match preview: RCD Espanyol v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barça start 2016 with the first of three city derbies with Espanyol in the space of just eleven days. After meeting on Saturday 2 January at 4.00pm CET in the Power8 Stadium, the two local rivals will then face each other again over two legs in the Copa del Rey, the first of which is at the Camp Nou next Wednesday.

When and where to watch Espanyol v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will start 2016 with the Catalan derby against Espanyol at the Power8 Stadium in Cornellà, Barcelona. After ending 2015 with a record 180 goals for calendar year, Luis Enrique’s team are looking to get 2016 off to a winning start. You can follow the game on Radio Barça and via the Club’s official digital platforms. Below we take a look at where and where you can see Espanyol v Barça around the world.

Leo Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suárez are top 3 players, according to l'Equipe | FC Barcelona
The prestigious French newspaper, l'Equipe, has become just the latest international media outlet to shower FC Barcelona with accolades, naming the trio of strikers that make up the so-called trident — Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez — as the best three in the world.

First session of the year with an eye on Espanyol | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona march on as following Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Betis, Luis Enrique’s team are now busy preparing themselves for the Catalan derby against Espanyol on Saturday at 4.00pm CET at the Power8 Stadium. On Friday Luis Enrique took the side for their final session before the clash with their city rivals.

The trident's numbers in an historic 2015 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona ended an historic 2015 with five trophies in the cabinet: the League, the Champions League, the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. Those triumphs have placed Barça in the spotlight as has their achievement of scoring 180 goals in a calendar year, more than anyone has managed before.

Luis Enrique knows his players never tire of winning | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face their first challenge of 2016 in the form of the Catalan derby against Espanyol on Saturday. Coach Luis Enrique made his first appearance of the year in the press room at the Ciutat Esportiva clear in his team’s determination to build on 2015’s historic success. "We know how difficult it is to win again after having won trophies, but these players never get tired of winning.

Busquets voted best central midfielder of the season so far -
Barcelona star Sergio Busquets has been voted into Goal readers' team of the season so far. The 27-year-old has been a key part of Barca's trophy-winning exploits in recent years and has continued to impress in 2015-16 as Luis Enrique's men lead the pack in La Liga.

Liverpool set sights on Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen - Telegraph
With their goalkeeper problems showing no sign of ending, Liverpool have decided the best option is to look elsewhere and they have identified their target: Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The Merseyside club have reportedly been in touch with Ter Stegen's representatives over a move to Anfield.

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