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FC Barcelona News: 19 February 2023; All set for Cádiz clash, Pep Guardiola talks Gundogan to Barça

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Xavi says Barça will have 'more of the ball' against Cádiz - FC Barcelona
The Barça coach looks ahead to Sunday's La Liga game against Cádiz at Spotify Camp Nou

Sergio Busquets returns to the squad for Cádiz game - FC Barcelona
After Thursday's Europa League game against Manchester United, Sunday sees the return of La Liga action with the visit of Cádiz to Spotify Camp Nou. Barça will be looking to maintain their eight point advantage over second place Real Madrid with a victory over the Andalusian who took all three points in this fixture last season.

Bilbao Athletic 1-1 Barça Atlètic: Second draw in a row - FC Barcelona
Second draw in a row for Barça Atlètic. Rafa Márquez are now winless in four after the 1-1 result away to Bilbao Athletic. Víctor Barberà grabbed the equaliser at a tough ground where the Basque side have won 13 of their 19 points.

Xavi: "Ansu's performance will mark his evolution at Barça" - SPORT
Ansu Fati's name is always on the lips of journalists at Xavi Hernandez's press conferences. This morning, in the run-up to the league game against Cadiz at the Spotify Camp Nou (Sunday 19 at 21:00), the academy player was once again in the spotlight.

Xavi: "We are the most attacking team in Europe along with City" - SPORT
Xavi has confirmed that he will make rotations with the Old Trafford game next Thursday in mind, although he knows that the Andalusian side have been an uncomfortable opponent for Barça on their last two visits to the Spotify Camp Nou, with a draw and a defeat.

Xavi Hernández on Ousmane Dembélé's return: "It's still early days" - SPORT
Xavi Hernández provided an update on Dembélé's recovery at a press conference ahead of the match against Cádiz. The Frenchman injured himself during the game at Montivili and has been out for almost a month.

Pep Guardiola leaves the door open for a potential Ilkay Gündogan move to Barça - SPORT
Pep Guardiola told a press conference that Ilkay Gündogan's future "depends on him and his agent" as the German international enters the final months of his contract at Manchester City and with Barça showing a lot of interest in the midfielder.

Barça midfielder Pablo Torre could finally break into the first team with undroppable Pedri sidelined for a month - SPORT
Pedri is the fulcrum of Barça's midfield and in many ways unreplaceable. But if there is one player in the squad who has similar characteristics to the Tenerife native, it is Pablo Torre. Quality, vision, finishing and the ability to get the ball past opponents.

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