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FC Barcelona News: 18 November 2017; Aleix Vidal Returns from Injury as Barcelona Take on Leganes

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MATCH PREVIEW: CD Leganés vs FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona resume their LaLiga campaign with an away game against Leganés this Saturday (4:15pm CET), as they look to extend their 4-point advantage at the top of the table. Still unbeaten, Ernesto Valverde's men take on a side ninth and pushing for a European spot in only their second season in the top flight.

The squad list for Leganés | FC Barcelona
After 14 days since their last game (a 2-1 win against Sevilla), Barça visit one of the most difficult grounds in the League. The blaugranes face Leganés on Matchday 12 at Butarque, where the hosts have earned eight points out of a possible 15 and have only conceded two goals in one of the five games played there.

Ernesto Valverde: Tough run of games coming up | FC Barcelona
With Javier Mascherano out through injury and Gerard Piqué and Samuel Umtiti both just a yellow card away from suspension, the choice of centre backs for Leganés was a recurring question in the press room at the Ciutat Esportiva on Friday. “We have good centre backs, you can never predict what’s going to happen and there are always injuries when you least expect it,” added Valverde.

La Liga's Javier Tebas warns Camp Nou could be closed over chants | ESPN
Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium could be temporarily closed if supporters are found guilty of using insulting chants about Spain, La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned. Speaking at an event in Seville on Friday, Tebas confirmed that pro-Catalonia independence gestures were not a punishable act but said that offensive chants about the likes of Spain and its regions could be.

Barcelona 'not going to close the door' on Antoine Griezmann move - Valverde | ESPN
Ernesto Valverde has said Antoine Griezmann is a "great player," but the manager wouldn't be drawn on speculation linking Barcelona with a move for the Atletico Madrid forward in January. However, Valverde once again reiterated that Barca are open to doing business in January, having pushed for Philippe Coutinho and Angel Di Maria until the last day of the summer transfer window.

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