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Granada vs Barcelona, La Liga Team News: Claudio Bravo doubtful, starters healthy for title decider

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Barcelona are three points away from the La Liga title ahead of the last league fixture of the season, on the road against Granada. The opponents have nothing to play for as they are already safe from relegation, but will certainly try their best to avoid a Barça celebration at Los Cármenes.

The Blaugrana arrive at the league finale in spectacular form, rebounding from a ugly slump in April with four consecutive victories, four clean sheets and 21 goals scored. A big part of Barça's resurgence is the great form of the Gala XI, the best eleven players of the squad who form a world-beating lineup.

On Saturday, the Gala Xi is likely to play once again, although there is one important absence: league goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was unable to recover from a calf injury suffered against Real Bétis two weeks ago, and unless the Chilean gets a last-minute medical green light, he will not play this weekend, and Cup keeper Marc-André ter Stegen will retain his spot.

The defense is finally healthy, with injured center-backs Jérémy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen being medically cleared over the last few days. Other than Bravo, only backup forward Sandro Ramírez is hurt, and coach Enrique will have a very healthy squad at his disposal for the title decider.

So Barça gets to the last game of the season in fantastic form, with very few injuries and facing one of the worst teams in the Spanish league. Safe to say the Catalans are favorites.

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