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FC Barcelona News: 13 January 2017; Barcelona Draw Real Sociedad, Preparationd End for Las Palmas

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FC Barcelona face Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will face Real Sociedad in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey after the draw on Friday in Madrid at the headquarters of the Spanish Football Federation. The dates for the two legged tie are still to be confirmed but provisionally they will played on 18 and 25 January. The first leg will be played in San Sebastián at the Anoeta stadium and the return leg will be at Camp Nou the following week.

Camp Nou produces great results in January | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have a solid La Liga record at Camp Nou in January. With Luis Enrique as manager, Barça have won all of their games in the opening month of the year, and are currently on a 13 match winning streak since Villarreal managed to get a point in 2009.

Last training session before hosting Las Palmas | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona squad on Friday went through their final training session before the league match against Las Palmas at the Camp Nou on Saturday (4.15pm CET). Luis Enrique’s side go into the game on the back of the Copa del Rey last-16 win over Athletic Club. Quique Setién’s side have been one of the big surprises of the league, sitting in eighth position and playing a fast and attacking brand of football.

Las Palmas, Leo Messi’s last challenge | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi rarely needs extra motivation when stopping onto the field but, on Saturday, there may just be an added spring in his step. That is because Las Palmas, who FC Barcelona host at the Camp Nou, are the last remaining team in La Liga who the Argentine has yet to score against.

Barça 3-1 Athletic by the numbers: Messi matches Koeman | FC Barcelona
The Argentinian has scored pearls of free kicks in all three of Barça’s games in 2017, and in doing so has equalled the Dutch master as the club’s all-time free-kick king with 26. Gorka Iraizoz was on the receiving end for the fourth time on Wednesday, making the Basque keeper Messi’s number one victim.

What do you know about the FC Barcelona trident and its 300 goals scored? | FC Barcelona
With the lethal combination of Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, and Neymar Jr having reached an impressive new milestone, we have ten questions about how they got there .

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