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FC Barcelona News: 3 December 2016; El Clasico Day Upon Us, Andres Iniesta Back in Match Squad

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FC Barcelona announce Clásico squad | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has announced his squad for one of the most important games of the year – the Clásico at the Camp Nou that kicks off today at 4.15pm CET. The great news is that Andrés Iniesta is back in the team, but as expected, there is no place for the injured Jérémy Mathieu. The coach has also opted to do without Rafinha, Aleix Vidal and Masip.

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Real Madrid | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique’s team were held to a 1-1 draw last weekend at Real Sociedad, a result that leaves them six points behind leaders Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s side recorded a sixth straight victory in the league on Saturday of last week with a 2-1 home win over Sporting Gijón. All in all, it could be an important moment in the battle for the league title; a victory for Barça would see them just three points behind the leaders, a win for Madrid would stretch their lead over the blaugranes to nine points.

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid Countdown | FC Barcelona
All the news as it arrives in the build-up to the latest edition of the biggest game in football. It's El Clásico at the Camp Nou - kick off 4.15pm on Saturday! (All times Central European Time).

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Real Madrid | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Real Madrid go head-to-head in the latest edition of El Clásico on December 3 at the Camp Nou, just three days before the Catalans' last Champions League group stage match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. It’s a 4.15pm CET kick-off local time, while the eyes of the world will be looking in on one of the biggest games in football.

Should he stay or should he go? Luis Enrique's Barcelona in danger of unravelling | Goal
Should he stay or should he go? Luis Enrique is at the lowest point yet in his successful spell at Barcelona and the Asturian coach is out of contract at the end of the current campaign. So will this be his final season at Camp Nou?

Bartomeu, the executive of the European Club Association in Lyon | FC Barcelona
The meeting was so that the representatives of the ECA that are also part of the Club Competitions Committee of UEFA, which includes the Barça president, could inform the other members of the executive committee of the association about what was discussed at last Monday’s meeting in Nyom. These agreements primarily affect the new format of the club competitions for the period 2018/2021.

Winners of the FCBchallenge and ClasicoFCB competitions revealed | FC Barcelona
The winner of the FCBchallenge, in which around 200,000 people participated from around the world, is Emmanuel Galicia Rivera who is 19 years old and comes from Mexico along with his older brother. On the other hand, the winner of the ClasicoFCB campaign in which 400,000 registered from around the world was Rodrigo Rodriguez, 26 years of age, who lives in Barcelona and will be accompanied by his wife.

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