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FC Barcelona News: 20 April 2016; Arda Turan, Rafinha Return to Match Squad as 18 Make Deportivo Trip

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Barcelona open up La Liga title race for Atletico and Real - ESPN FC
And so it comes to this: three teams, three and a half weeks and a five-match dash for the finish line. Barcelona, Atletico, Madrid. "The team that wins the league will be the best over 38 games, not five," Barcelona manager Luis Enrique insisted on Tuesday, but that's not really true anymore. Whatever happened then happened; what matters is what happens next, and it all starts in A Coruña on Wednesday night.

FC Barcelona are in La Coruña | FC Barcelona
In addition to the travel squad and coaching staff, defender Gerard Pique, serving a one-game ban, was also on the plane to lend support to his teammates. Club Vice President of the Sports Area, Jordi Mestre, as well as Board members Silvio Elías and Javier Bordas, were also flying with the squad.

FC Barcelona announces squad for match at Deportivo | FC Barcelona
Eighteen players are in the squad: goalkeepers Claudio Bravo and Marc-André Ter Stegen and players Douglas, Rakitic, Sergio, Alves, Arda, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Munir, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto and Adriano.

Luis Enrique says team wants to beat Deportivo | FC Barcelona
With FC Barcelona facing five more games that will almost certainly be decisive in the race for the La Liga title, manager Luis Enrique Martínez leads his players into a big road encounter Wednesday night at Deportivo knowing they'll need to win to guarantee they stay atop the table.

Messi always sharp at Riazor | FC Barcelona
With FC Barcelona visiting Riazor on Wednesday to face Deportivo, and with a chance to maintain their hold on first place in La Liga, there's no better person to have on their side than Leo Messi, who scored his 450th career blaugrana goal on Sunday against Valencia at the Camp Nou.

Who is Barcelona's Player of the Season? -
Barcelona are still Barcelona, despite their recent elimination from the Champions League. Feared and respected in equal parts, as long as they have such rich talent in their ranks they will continue being hot favourites. Not always, however, will having the best player in the world automatically mean a treble.

Overload: Does Neymar need a break? -
Since 2010, when current Brazil coach Dunga elected not to take him to South Africa, it is to Neymar that the Selecao have looked. For half a decade he has shouldered what is arguably the biggest responsibility in football. Five-time world champions, a -if not the - symbol of the world game, he has carried the expectations of a nation; of 200 million who accept nothing but victory.

Final workout before visit to Riazor | FC Barcelona
With no time to rest, FC Barcelona continues to prepare for the final stretch of the season, with the team's only objectives being the La Liga and the Copa del Rey titles. And the next challenge in the race to win a domestic double comes this Wednesday at Riazor when Barça take on Deportivo in Match Day 34 of La Liga at 8.00pm CET,

Barcelona's Neymar 'will not be sold' - director Mestre - ESPN FC
Some of the local media explanations for a previously unstoppable Barca having picked up just one point from their last four La Liga games, and crashed out of the Champions League to Atletico Madrid, have centred on off-field distractions having affected the out-of-form Neymar's performances on the pitch.

Bartomeu attends European Club Association meeting in Amsterdam | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu took part in the meeting of the Executive Committee of the European Club Association meeting in Amsterdam on Tuesday. The main objective of the meeting was to speak about the format of European club competitions for the new competitive cycle from 2018 to 2021.

First FCBCamp in Oceania opens in New Zealand | FC Barcelona
These camps offer all participants the opportunity to learn the Club's methodology and values: respect, effort, ambition, teamwork and humility. FCBEscola coaches introduce basic training for beginners and help the more experienced improve their skills.

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