clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

FC Barcelona News: 7 February 2017; Three Make Return to Match Squad, Rafinha, Neymar Forced Out

Villarreal CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta and Lucas Digne all return for cup second leg against Atlético | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr misses the game through suspension, while Rafinha is out with a fractured nose sustained at the weekend against Athletic Club. But as Luis Enrique already explained in his Monday media conference, all of Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta and Lucas Digne are back to full fitness and get the nod for the 9.00pm CET kick-off at Camp Nou.

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Atlético Madrid | FC Barcelona
It's no secret that Camp Nou is a fortress. FC Barcelona’s home stadium, is a concrete behemoth surrounded by towering vertical walls. But other features common to historically impenetrable and legendary strongholds — such as a heavy wooden draw bridge, a crocodile-stocked moat, and a battery of skilled archers perched high above — are conspicuously absent from the exterior of the giant bowl.

Results of last 16 games v Atlético at Camp Nou enough to see Barça through | FC Barcelona
Today is the day that we’ll find out whether FC Barcelona will be playing in the Copa del Rey Final for the fourth consecutive season, and with a chance of becoming the first team in over half a century to lift the trophy three times in a row. The 2-1 lead from the Vicente Calderón gives plenty of reasons for optimism, and in fact any of the last sixteen results at home to Atlético Madrid in all competitions would be enough to ensure passage to the final against Celta or Alavés.

5 Super Bowl style FC Barcelona comebacks | FC Barcelona
Inspired by the Patriots' epic victory on Sunday, we have put together five of the best Barça back from the dead victories.

Luis Enrique: My players are experts in big games | FC Barcelona
Barça take on Atlético in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening at 9.00pm CET and coach Luis Enrique is quietly confident given his team’s experience. “My players are experts in big games,” said the blaugrana boss to the assembled press in his traditional pre-match press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva.

Final training session before Copa del Rey second leg | FC Barcelona
The hectic schedule at FC Barcelona continues. Following Sunday’s recovery session after beating Athletic Club 3-0 on Saturday (highlights), the first team were back at the Ciutat Esportiva on Monday morning for one more workout before it’s back to the field again to face Atlético Madrid in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Atlético Madrid in the Copa del Rey second leg | FC Barcelona
On Tuesday at 9.00pm CET, Barça host Atlético Madrid in the second leg of what’s proving to be a pulsating Copa del Rey semi-final. Goals from Luis Suárez and Leo Messi brought the Catalans 2-1 victory in the first leg, but there is still some work to do before a place in the team’s third consecutive final is secured.

Turan's infamous boot throw can fade with starring role for Barca vs. Atletico | ESPN
One of the first things that came to mind when Barcelona were paired with Atletico Madrid in the semifinal of the Copa del Rey was Arda Turan. Not just because he left Atletico for Barca, but because of his melodramatic behaviour the last time these two sides met in the competition.

Barcelona's Neymar frustrated by lack of goals this season | ESPN
Barcelona star Neymar has played down concerns over a lack of goals this season, but did admit it's annoying to have seen his numbers drop in comparison to other seasons. The Brazil international has found the net just nine times in the current campaign in all competitions. In comparison, his final tally last season was 31 and the year before that -- the first with both Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi -- he managed 39.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Barca Blaugranes Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Barca news from Barca Blaugranes