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FC Barcelona News: 19 February 2017; 18 in Squad to Face Leganes, Barcelona B Continue Strong

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The squad of 18 announced for FC Barceona's match against Leganés | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face Leganés at 8.45pm CET on Sunday at the Camp Nou. The blaugranas are looking to secure an important three points to stay in second place in the Liga and not lose sight of the league leaders. Luis Enrique will not be able to call on the suspended Sergio Busquets and the injured Arda, Mascherano and Aleix Vidal, for an extended period. Moreover, Jordi Masip has been left out and Barça B’s Aleñá has been called into the match day squad by the Asturian coach.

[MATCH PREVIEW] FC Barcelona v CD Leganés in LaLiga | FC Barcelona
We all know what happened on Tuesday, but there is time enough for Barça to plan for what would be a historic comeback on March 8. In the meantime there is the no small matter of four league fixtures, starting with the first ever visit to the Camp Nou of top flight newcomers Leganés (Sunday 19 at 8.45pm CET).

Luis Enrique looking for a reaction against Leganés | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique fielded questions from the media on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s league match against Leganés (8.45pm CET).Going into the game on the back of that disappointing 4-0 defeat in the Champions League to Paris Saint-Germain, the Asturian said that the upcoming match “will serve to show what our reaction will be to a difficult situation”.

UE Cornellà 0-2 FC Barcelona B: Three points on the road | FC Barcelona
Barça B have picked up a hard earned win at such a tricky ground to visit as the Municipal de Cornellà. The reserves posted a solid performance to win a difficult match, and made the most of Marc Cardona and Rafa Mujica’s instincts in front of goal when it really mattered.

FC Barcelona U19A v Girona FC: Late goal sinks youngsters (0-1) | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona U19A suffered a painful injury-time defeat against neighbours Girona on Saturday (0-1), though they remain top of the division. Barça were unlucky not to claim the win as they were denied on more than one occasion by the crossbar, in what turned out to be just their second loss of the campaign.

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