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FC Barcelona News: 14 January 2017; 18 in Squad to Face Las Palmas, Jeremy Mathieu Returns

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Luis Enrique announces his matchday squad to face Las Palmas | FC Barcelona
In order to do this they will need to beat a team who have always made it difficult for the Catalans and who are high up in the table in eighth place. Luis Enrique, who has the whole squad available, has decided to leave Masip, Piqué, Denis and Sergi Roberto out and bring in André Gomes, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu, who all missed out last time around.

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Las Palmas | FC Barcelona
With history on their side and a momentum-turning comeback victory in the Copa del Rey having thrust FC Barcelona back on course, the Catalans hope to keep the wind at their backs and make up for lost ground when they face UD Las Palmas of the Canary Islands on Saturday at Camp Nou.

Luis Enrique praises Las Palmas ahead of La Liga clash | FC Barcelona
Eschewing his habitual recital outlining FC Barcelona’s approach in the face of yet another opponent ready and willing to capitulate in the battle for possession in exchange for a low-risk defensive scheme and a chance to yield dividends on the counterattack, Luis Enrique Martínez sang to a different tune when queried about Saturday’s La Liga adversaries, UD Las Palmas, the eighth-place side from the Canary Islands, during Friday’s press conference.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Las Palmas this weekend | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are back in action this Saturday at 4.15pm local time, but what time is the game starting where you are? This page will help you to make sure you are in the right place at the right time for the game with Las Palmas. And if you are not sure what channel is showing the match, then this page should have some answers too.

Lionel Messi likely to renew Barcelona contract but Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea interested | Sky Sports
The Spanish champions recently agreed extensions with Luis Suarez and Neymar, but are yet to reach a deal with Messi, whose contract runs until 2018. On Wednesday, Barcelona's CEO Oscar Grau said the club's hopes of offering the Argentine an improved contract may be limited by spending caps imposed by La Liga.

Barcelona director loses job over Lionel Messi comments | Sky Sports
Barcelona have sacked a club official after he said Lionel Messi would not be the player he is without the team's fellow big names. Pere Gratacos, a former Barcelona B player, claimed following Friday's Copa del Rey draw that Messi had his team-mates to thank for his success on the pitch.

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