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FC Barcelona News; 1 March 2018; 18 Players Make Trip as Barcelona Take on Las Palmas

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Match Preview: UD Las Palmas vs FC Barcelona in Week 26 of La Liga | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will make its longest road trip in La Liga this season, when it heads south to the Canary Islands for a midweek date with UD Las Palmas. Kickoff at the Estadio de Gran Canaria is at 9.00pm CET. Barça, perched out in first place, holds a seven point lead in the standings just days ahead of a weekend clash with second-place Atlético Madrid.

Ernesto Valverde calls on 18 players for trip to Las Palmas | FC Barcelona
Five whole days after beating Girona, 6–1, Barça will be back in action at Las Palmas looking to extend its club-record 32-game unbeaten streak. The match also comes less than 72 hours before Sunday’s big clash at Camp Nou with Atlético Madrid, Barça’s closest pursuer in the standings.

Las Palmas v Barça: Did you know? | FC Barcelona
A round of key facts and stats ahead of the meeting between Canary Islanders and Catalans in Thursday’s midweek Liga encounter.

Ernesto Valverde: Las Palmas better defensively now | FC Barcelona
On Thursday Barça visit Las Palmas in La Liga with coach Ernesto Valverde insistent that his squad will not allow their minds to drift to their other league fixture this week at Camp Nou. “The three points from Thursday are just as important as the game against Atlético Madrid on Sunday,” said the Barça coach in his traditional pre-game press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva in Barcelona.

Valverde: Scheduling unfair on Barcelona! | Football Espana
“I never like to think about our plan for games on the future, every match in the league is worth three points and thinking about Sunday’s game will not benefit us at all. The schedule for us this week is tough and it is against us, there are many questions regarding this but it undoubtedly does not benefit everyone from a sporting point of view.”

FC Barcelona pays last respects to Quini | FC Barcelona
This Wednesday, FC Barcelona has joined in the final farewell to its former player from 1980 to 1984, Enrique Castro ‘Quini’ by attending the funeral service held at El Molinón, home of the other club that played such a central role in the life of the legendary striker, Sporting Gijón.

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