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Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruña, 2016 La Liga: Team news, possible lineups, injury updates, more

Full team news ahead of Saturday's game

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La Liga is back! Barcelona return to league action this Saturday with a very important league match against Deportivo La Coruña at Camp Nou, and the Blaugrana are in dire need of a victory to stay in the title race.

Atlético Madrid are two points ahead of the Catalan giants, who sit in fourth place and cannot drop points anymore. The home loss to Alavés a few weeks ago was very damaging, and because of that the team can't afford to even draw at home again opponents in the bottom half of the table, which is the case with Deportivo.

Ironically enough, Barça faced Alavés in their first game back from the international break, which is exactly the case again this weekend. Luis Enrique has to worry about exhaustion, injuries and the massive Champions League game against Manchester City next Wednesday, which makes this a tricky game. Barça need a victory, but players need rest. What to do?

Below are the final team news ahead of Saturday's game, with all the latest updates on injuries and possible lineups for both teams.


Barcelona: Jasper Cillessen (out), Jordi Alba (out), Sergi Roberto (out), Lionel Messi (available), Samuel Umtiti (available), Ivan Rakitic (available)

Deportivo: Juanfran (out), Joselu (out), Rubén Martínez (out), Carles Gil (out), Fayçal Fajr (doubtful)


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