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FC Barcelona News: 2 December 2016; All set for El Clásico, Andrés Iniesta cleared to face Real Madrid

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The final training session before El Clásico - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona held their final training session on Friday morning before Saturday’s big clash against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou (4.15pm CET). As well as all available first team players, Paik and Borja López from Barça B also joined the session at Ciutat Esportiva.

Luis Enrique exudes Classic calm ahead of La Liga game with Real Madrid - FC Barcelona
With the press room at FC Barcelona’s training centre effectively standing room only — brimming with scores upon scores of journalists, photographers, and cameramen — the answer was an obvious one: El Clásico. But while the coach was appreciative of the significance of Saturday’s match, he diverged little from his propensity to exude an air of equanimity in the face of what is every season’s most formidable league test.

Andrés Iniesta receives medical green light for El Clásico - FC Barcelona
The influential midfielder has been out for over 40 days since picking up an injury at Mestalla but is now back at the disposal of Luis Enrique for the match against Real Madrid.

Leo Messi among three nominees for The Best FIFA Men's Player Award - FC Barcelona
The Argentine has now been among the top three of FIFA awards for the best player in the world for the tenth consecutive year. He won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and came second on four occasions (2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014).

Messi will sign new deal - Xavi | Football Espana
Former Barcelona captain Xavi believes Lionel Messi will extend his contract at the club and remain at the Camp Nou for the remainder of his career. His belief comes despite Marca reporting the Argentine was reluctant to sign a new deal with the Catalans, who are keen to tie him down to a new long-term contract.

Alcacer won't 'give up' | Football Espana
The Catalans splashed out an initial €30m for the 23-year-old striker in August – with Munir El Haddadi going the other way – but he has so far failed to find the net despite starting five games for his new side.

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