With Saturday’s win at Málaga now behind them, FC Barcelona have switched their minds to Athletic Club for the third and final time in January, this week for the Copa del Rey quarter final second leg on Wednesday.
FC Barcelona are about to go into a key phase of their battle to do something quite extraordinary and repeat the amazing treble of last season.
Luis Enrique’s men are preparing for a pair of crucial matches in the coming week, both at Camp Nou, against Athletic Club and Atlético Madrid in the cup and league respectively
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When FC Barcelona host Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou in La Liga play next Saturday at 4.00pm CET, they’ll be doing so from higher ground — albeit on goal differential.
Victor Valdes has signed for Standard Liege but has been told he isn't wanted there. Mathieu Dossevi, a player for the Belgian side, says Valdes is not needed at the club he has been loaned to until the end of the season.
Fernando Torres could be one of Barcelona’s targets as they look to add depth to their front line next season. The Atletico Madrid forward, according to Diario AS, is being considered by the Blaugrana as he would be available for free in the summer.