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FC Barcelona News: 11 March 2016; Players Return to Training, Javier Mascherano Talks Penalties

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FC Barcelona return to training to prepare for Getafe match | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team trained on Thursday at Ciutat Esportiva ahead of Saturday’s league clash against Getafe (kick off 4.00pm CET). After two days of rest and without a midweek match, Luis Enrique’s side returned to work at the Tito Vilanova field, which also saw Sergi Samper from Barça B join in the session.

Barcelona extend Spanish unbeaten record | Football News | Sky Sports
The La Liga leaders broke the all-time Spanish unbeaten record with their 5-1 win against Rayo Vallecano, surpassing Real Madrid's run of 34 games without defeat in all competitions, set in 1988/89. And they continued that run with a 4-0 drubbing of Eibar.

Barca no longer Neymar defendants | Football Espana
Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell have all been removed as defendants from the Neymar tax case. According to the Spanish Press, the High Court of Barcelona accepted both the club’s appeal and personal defences of the President and his predecessor and suspended the trial, although the trio are still under investigation.

Lionel Messi played for Barcelona with kidney stones - doc - ESPN FC
After the Club World Cup, Messi scored 12 goals in 11 games for Barca in all competitions before undergoing treatment last month, but Dr. Francisco Ruiz Marcellan, urology chief at the Instituto Dexeus, has said the Argentine played through the pain barrier in three of those matches.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Getafe | FC Barcelona
If it is not being broadcasted in your country, we also have live commentary in English here on Radio Barça - just follow the link on the homepage a few minutes before the game starts, while all our social networks will be providing regular updates of all the news as it happens.

Final touches before hosting Getafe | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona trained on Friday for the last time before Saturday’s league match against Getafe (kick off 4.00pm CET). Luis Enrique had all available first team players at his disposal, while Barça B midfielder Sergi Samper also joined the session. The team is aiming to maintain its fine form on Saturday; a win would make it 12 on the bounce in the league, and 37 matches unbeaten in all competitions.

Barcelona ask Gerard Pique to use Periscope in moderation - ESPN FC
Barcelona have reached out to Pique's agent, Arturo Canales, asking his client to use the social medium Periscope with moderation, according to Spanish media reports. On Tuesday, the 6-foot-3 defender was knocked to the ground by a teenage fan while filming an episode on Periscope inside his computer games company Kerad Games.

Barcelona - I will never take a penalty claims Mascherano
Argentina international Javier Mascherano will not end his goal drought for Barcelona from the penalty spot. The 31-year-old has set a new record for Barcelona, 234 appearances without a goal. That span has lasted since his arrival at Camp Nou from Liverpool in August 2010 for a fee of £18.5million.

Sergi Roberto: Another treble is possible | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto spoke about the team’s season so far at the inauguration of the Mediterranean International Cup (MIC) youth football tournament. The tournament is a special one for Sergi Roberto as he represented Santes Creus at just 10 years of age and Barça in 2008.

Trick shots from Suárez and Messi: Which was more difficult? | FC Barcelona
15 February. Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti visited the first team's training session, where he met with manager Luis Enrique. Leo Messi accepted the challenge set by the singer, to score from a position that seemed impossible:

Barcelona Getafe meet with added spice after Halloween prank - ESPN FC
In an honest world it could be suggested that a visit from Getafe is not one of the standout fixtures on Barcelona's La Liga calendar. Fortunately for the neutrals, the Madrid club's president has just taken aim at the Catalans in a move that is likely to stir up tension between the two sides, making this weekend's meeting a more heated affair than it would be otherwise.

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