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FC Barcelona News: 19 March 2017; Neymar Returns to Match Squad, Barcelona B Win

FC Barcelona Training Session and Press Conference Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Neymar Jr and Rafinha return to the squad | FC Barcelona
For this home fixture, Luis Enrique has called up 18 players including the Brazilians Neymar Jr and Rafinha, who missed the away match against Deportivo. Barça’s number ‘11’ has recovered from his muscular complaints and the midfielder has recovered from gastroenteritis. Jérémy Mathieu has also been passed fit but has been left out from the squad by the manager.

Match Preview: FC Barcelona v Valencia | FC Barcelona
The prospect of a quarter final against Juventus is a very exciting one indeed, but it’s time for us to put all talk of the Champions League aside and focus instead on LaLiga. There are four games before the trip to Turin on April 11, and first of those is on Sunday night at home to Valencia (8.45pm CET, tickets here), a side that may not be having the best of seasons, but that is still capable of beating anyone on their day. Real Madrid found that out just a few weeks ago.

Luis Enrique: Valencia are always tough opponents | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona prepare to face Valencia at home on Sunday, so Luis Enrique fielded questions from the media. Shortly after holding the team’s final training session before the game, here is what the manager had to say about a variety of topics surrounding Barça.

Sevilla's Jorge Sampaoli says Barcelona have not contacted him | Sky Sports
Former Chile boss Sampaoli has led Sevilla to third in La Liga in his first season in charge. It has been reported that he is a potential replacement for Luis Enrique after he announced his decision to leave Barca in the summer.

FC Barcelona B 4-0 UE Llagostera: Goals flow at the Miniestadi | FC Barcelona
Barça B’s terrific form at the Miniestadi continues, where the reserves are unbeaten since November 12. The latest victim was Llagostera, to the tune of a 4-0 win to stay top of the division. Things got off to the perfect start when a handball incident in the first attack of the match led to a successfully converted Gumbau penalty.

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