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FC Barcelona News: 20 March 2016; Andres Iniesta Left Out of Match Squad for Villarreal game

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Squad of 18 named for trip to Villarreal | FC Barcelona
The Barça manager has decided not to include any of Masip, Vermaelen Douglas or Rafinha in his team, the latter being left out despite being declared match fit this week after a six month absence. Andrés Iniesta, due to minor fitness concerns, and the injured Sandro also miss out on the 4.00pm CET kick-off.

Arrival in Castellon ahead of game with Villarreal | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team have arrived in Castellon for their 4.00pm CET kick-off against Villarreal on Sunday. The squad of eighteen left Barcelona on a 50 minute flight, to be followed by an overnight stay in Castellon, which is about 8km away from the city where the game will be played at El Madrigal stadium.

Match preview: Villarreal CF v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Liga leaders FC Barcelona face a difficult visit to fourth placed Villarreal on Sunday at 4.00pm CET in the last game before the international break, after which the Clásico at home to Real Madrid awaits. The game comes the day after Barça’s main rivals in the Liga title chase, Atlético Madrid, lost 2-1 at Sporting, meaning that the difference at the top of the table could be stretched to a massive eleven points with a win at El Madrigal.

Barcelona wise to rest Suarez not risk MSN ahead of Clasico - ESPN FC
Despite Barcelona achieving a historical Treble last season, Luis Enrique's side have become even more dominant in his second year in charge. Physically stronger, more mature and with an improved understanding of the Asturian manager's formation, Barca, unbeaten in 38 matches, are an unstoppable winning machine.

Luis Enrique: 'Nothing has been decided yet' | FC Barcelona
"The fixture list and the high number of matches are starting to have an effect on everyone and now we’re heading into the final games of the season. We can only take things one step at a time and see what happens. So the first thing we have to think about right now is Villarreal. We have to come away from El Madrigal with all three points."

Rival watch: Atlético Madrid stunned by Sporting Gijón | FC Barcelona
A tremendous free-kick from Griezmann after 29 minutes looked to have set Atlético, who Barça will also play in the Champions League quarter finals, on fine course against the side that is currently second from bottom in the table. But goals from Sanabria and Carlos Castro turned things around in the second half.

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