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FC Barcelona News: 6 May 2019; Ousmane Dembele Not in Match Squad, Barcelona B Promotion Hopes Still Alive

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The squad for the trip to Liverpool | FC Barcelona
One of the most important weeks of the season is upon us as we visit Anfield on Tuesday to face Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals (kick-off 9.00pm CEST). This Sunday, Ernesto Valverde has called up 23 players for the match.

Cuneyt Cakir to referee Barcelona’s second leg against Liverpool | Marca
The Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir has been appointed by UEFA to oversee Barcelona’s semi-final second-leg clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night. Cakir has already officiated Barcelona in the knockout stages of the Champions League this season as he was in charge for their 0-0 draw away at Lyon in the round of 16.

Dembele has missed 36 matches with injury in his two seasons at Barcelona | Marca
It took just a minute of Saturday night’s match between Celta Vigo and Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele to suffer an injury, his sixth of his Blaugrana career. Since arriving in the summer of 2017, he has missed 36 official matches through injuries.

Egyptian media suggest Salah won’t face Barcelona | Marca
Liverpool could well have to do without Mohamed Salah as they welcome Barcelona to Anfield for their Champions League semi-final second leg on Tuesday. The forward was stretchered off the pitch in tears at St. James’ Park on Saturday as the Reds narrowly beat Newcastle United to keep the Premir League title race alive.

10 years since Iniesta’s goal against Chelsea | FC Barcelona
A historic Barça goal. It was on May 6, 2009, in the return leg of the semifinals of the Champions League. FC Barcelona needed a goal to reach the final and Andrés Iniesta scored in the 93rd minute to ensure qualification.

Better than Puyol? Pique has cemented his legacy as an all-time great | Goal
There was a time when Gerard Pique couldn’t imagine a Barcelona team without Carles Puyol.”I remember the day he came back [after injury problems in 2010-11],” the former Manchester United defender reminisced. “In the middle of the game I said: ‘Puyi, I’ve missed you so much.’

Lleida Esportiu 1 – 2 Barça B: Not over yet | FC Barcelona
This time, good luck accompanied Barça B, which earned a well-deserved 2-1 victory at Lleida Esportiu on Sunday, beating a direct rival in the race for fourth place. Carles Pérez scored the game-winner in second half injury time, just three minutes after Lleida had drawn level through Juanito. Barça B also got an own-goal in the 67th.

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