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FC Barcelona News: 9 April 2017: Barca Suffer Shock Defeat To Malaga, Squad Announced For Juventus

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Málaga 2-0 Barça: Costly defeat - FC Barcelona
After the Madrid derby had ended in a 1-1 draw, this was Barça’s opportunity to make up important lost ground. But Málaga have proved to be a stubborn opponent since Luis Enrique has been in charge, and for the second time in three seasons have achieved the remarkable feat of surviving both league encounters against the blaugrana without conceding a goal. The result means that rather than being reduced to zero, the gap between the top two teams in LaLiga has instead been extended to three.

Luis Enrique: There is still a lot of the league left - FC Barcelona
After a tough night in Andalusia which brought a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Málaga in La Rosaleda, Barça coach Luis Enrique shows no sign of throwing in the towel just yet. "There is still a long way to go in the league," pointed out the Asturian after the game before describing the result as "unfair".

Barcelona's Neymar at risk of missing Clásico after red card in Málaga defeat | Football | The Guardian
Neymar is at risk of missing out on the Clásico at the Bernabéu after sarcastically applauding the fourth official following his red card in Barcelona’s defeat at Málaga. The Brazilian playmaker was sent off after his second booking in Saturday night’s defeat, a dismissal that is usually punished by only a one-game suspension. However, the referee, Jesús Gil Manzano, included Neymar’s reaction in his post-match report.

Squad announcement for trip to Turin - FC Barcelona
At the end of the session, Luis Enrique announced the squad for the trip to Turin. He is taking all the available first team players, except for the injured Rafinha, including the suspended Sergio Busquets and the injured Arda and Aleix. Moreover, the manager has called up Aleñá and Carbonell.

RIVAL WATCH: Juventus march on, Madrid derby ends level - FC Barcelona
Barça’s Champions League rival Juventus have temporarily moved nine points clear at the top of Serie A after defeating Chievo Verona with a goal in each half from Gonzalo Higuaín. Second placed Roma are away to Bologna on Sunday. Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri made a few changes, especially in defence, clearly with a view to the clash with the Catalans in mind, but it was still by and large his strongest eleven that he put out.

Barcelona to be reunited with referee from PSG tie in Champions League clash with Juventus -
Barcelona will run into a familiar face when they face Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals, with Szymon Marciniak appointed to officiate the first leg. UEFA have given the Polish referee the honour of taking charge of a heavyweight last eight showdown in Turin on Tuesday.

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