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FC Barcelona News: 6 January 2016; Arda Turan, Aleix Vidal to Debut as Copa del Rey Continues

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Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Espanyol | FC Barcelona
The new year of 2016 continues apace with Barça taking on Espanyol for the second time in the space of just five days. The league encounter on Saturday in the RCDE Stadium ended in a 0-0 draw with blaugrana boss Luis Enrique describing the result as ‘fair’. This Wednesday at 8.30pm CET the Catalan derby moves to Camp Nou for the first leg of the two clubs’ clash in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

Arda Turan 'will' make Barcelona debut tonight says Luis Enrique | Turkish Football
Both Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal will make their Barcelona debut’s tonight according to their manager Luis Enrique. The La Liga and Champions League winning coach confirmed that the pair would be given their first starts since joining the club over the summer.

Quiz: Copa del Rey derbies | FC Barcelona
Put your knowledge to the test with our latest quiz on the cup meetings of the past between Barça and Espanyol

Luis Enrique promises to 'play as if there was no second leg' | FC Barcelona
"We shall play as if there was no second leg" was the promise that Luis Enrique made to the press on Wednesday, the day before hosting Espanyol in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey at the Camp Nou (8.30pm CET). After training twice with his players since the two sides met just a few days earlier in a 0-0 draw in the league, the Barça coach feels confident that "my players are perfectly motivated for this clash".

Deco still surprised by Leo Messi's magic | FC Barcelona
Former Barça player Deco was in Dubai for the presentation of the Globe Soccer Awards, where FC Barcelona collected a host of different awards, including those for Best Media Attraction in Football and Best Club of the Year. And on an individual level, Leo Messi picked up the Player of the Year honour.

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