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FC Barcelona News: 30 January 2016; Jordi Alba Back in Match Squad, Everything Ready for Big Game

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Alba and Arda included in squad to face Atlético Madrid | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique named his squad on Saturday morning for the Liga match later in the day at home to Atlético Madrid at 4.00pm CET. Jordi Alba has been given medical clearance and is included in the list of 18, as is Arda Turan, who missed the last game with flu but is now back to full health and ready to take on his former club.

Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid now biggest game in La Liga - ESPN FC
Atlético vs. Barcelona is probably beyond that now: it might even have become the most decisive, too. Gracia and salero were the words Cerezo used, words that don't translate brilliantly, and there is something of the backhanded compliment about them. Fun, amusing, attractive, charming -- all of which tends to mean these games are a bit of a sideshow at heart.

Five talking points for Saturday's top-of-the-table clash with Atlético | FC Barcelona
Having conceded just eight goals in 21 league games to date, Atlético Madrid has the best defensive record in Europe. They’ve kept a staggering 14 clean sheets, and not since December 20 against Malaga, 453 minutes of football ago, have they conceded a single goal.

Atletico Madrid must stop Barcelona trident - Diego Simeone - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says containing Barcelona's superstar trio will be key to Saturday's huge top of La Liga game at the Camp Nou. Both Barca and Atletico go into the game locked together on 48 points, although Luis Enrique's men have played a game less, with Real Madrid four points back in third place.

Andrés Iniesta intent on reaching another final | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona on Friday found out their semi-final opponents in the Copa del Rey as it will be Valencia who stand in the way of a third consecutive appearance in the final of the competition. “We are just a step away from a place in the final and we want to keep doing things right.”

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Atlético Madrid | FC Barcelona
It’s first against second in La Liga this weekend at Camp Nou with Luis Enrique’s team taking on Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid on Saturday at 4.00pm CET. Barça lead the table on goal difference from the Madrid club but with an all-important game in hand. The encounter this weekend gives them the perfect opportunity to put some distance between themselves and one of their main rivals for the league title.

Atlético Madrid game not definitive claims Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
Speaking the day before Barça entertain Atlético in a crucial Liga fixture and moments after learning that his side will face Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-final, Luis Enrique preferred to focus on the first of the two matches in his Friday press conference.

Neymar deal closer as Qatar Airways reopen Barca negotiations -
A Barca delegation led by vice-president Manel Arroyo and commercial director Francesc Calvo flew out to Doha on Wednesday and met with airline officials to reopen talks over a shirt sponshorship agreement for next season after initial negotiations ended in a stalemate back in October.

Simeone lauds 'rare qualities' of ego-free MSN ahead of Barcelona clash -
Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone believes humility and a lack of ego are both key to the success of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in Barcelona's attack. Simeone's side will be tasked with stopping the 'MSN' trio at Camp Nou on Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash that could prove crucial in shaping La Liga's title race.

Who should Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico and Valencia sign before Monday? - Liga 2015-2016 - Football - Eurosport British
Barca really need a new major sponsor more than a player. How can the most successful club in European football in the last decade be just months from finishing their shirt sponsorship deal with no new contract on the table? If they were to dip into the market however it should be for a defender.

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