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FC Barcelona News: 12 March 2016; Sergio Busquets Not in Match Squad, Sandro Ramirez Out 6-7 Weeks

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Match preview: FC Barcelona vs Getafe CF | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona juggernaut will have a prime opportunity to provisionally extend its already commanding lead at the top of the La Liga table to 11 points on Saturday afternoon when it rolls out the welcome mat for visiting Getafe, who will be landing in the Catalan capital desperate to escape the daunting shadow cast by every team’s worst nightmare: the relegation zone. Kick off at Camp Nou is set for 4.00pm CET.

Luis Enrique only thinking about three points against Getafe | FC Barcelona
The Catalans go into the game top of the league, eight points clear of second place searching for an eleventh straight win while the visitors linger one point above the drop zone in 16th spot. Here is a collection of the manager’s most significant comments:

Mascherano: Messi is the most influential player in the club's history | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano spoke to Catalan TV channel TV3 about a variety of topics currently surrounding the club. The Argentine spoke about the team’s current form, the manager and his compatriot, among other things. Here are the highlights of his interview:

Barcelona's Camp Nou risks revealed -
Despite the size of Barca's famous home, the remodeling and reconstruction of the Camp Nou are clearly necessary in order to keep the club at the forefront of the elite in world football. Just like Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena and Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, a renovated home will allow the club to bring in significant income with VIP executive boxes, something missing from the current Camp Nou.

Sandro expected to be out 6–7 weeks | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona striker Sandro Ramírez was injured on Friday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper during the team's last training session before hosting Getafe on Saturday at Camp Nou. The injury is to his left quadriceps and is expected to keep him out ouf action for approximately six to seven weeks.

Agent and Marquinhos' brother hold Barcelona talks -
An agent and the brother of Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos met with Barcelona last week as talks over the Brazilian's potential transfer pick up pace. Barcelona plans to strengthen its defense this summer and Marquinhos is the primary target, with the Catalans willing to pay up to 50 million euros ($56M) to bring him to Camp Nou.

Fifth International FCBEscola Tournament to host more than 1,200 players | FC Barcelona
The fifth International FCBEscola Tournament which will take place on 21 and 24 March on the pitches next to the Miniestadi, is beginning to take shape. The tournament will see 107 teams from 26 schools from around the world, made up of a record 1,211 children from 19 countries. There will be a total of 327 matches across the four different age categories of the tournament – Initiation, Preformation, Formation, Precompetition.

The registration process for the FCBEscola Barcelona tryouts for the 2016/2017 season is now open | FC Barcelona
The registration process for the FCBEscola Barcelona tryouts for the 2016/2017 season is now open. Children born between 2005 and 2010 will have the opportunity to register exclusively online until 7 April or until all slots are filled.

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