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FC Barcelona News: 4 January 2024; All set for Las Palmas clash, Vitor Roque registration official

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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The squad for the game against Las Palmas - FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández names his team for the first league game of 2024 with Vitor Roque included

Xavi Hernández expects 'fight for possession' in Las Palmas - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona start 2024 with what should be a very tough away fixture indeed. The Estadio de Gran Canaria is the venue, and speaking the day before the game, coach Xavi Hernández said "Las Palmas is a very difficult road trip. Girona aside, they are the surprise package of the season. They play good football and have a great coach."

The lowdown on Unión Deportiva Las Palmas - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are off to the Canary Islands this Thursday, and here you'll find all of the essentials on a team that are back in the top flight after half a decade in the second division, and who have a large contingent of players (and also a manager) with a blaugrana past.

Marcos Alonso surgery successful - FC Barcelona
First team player Marcos Alonso has successfully undergone a procedure to treat his lower back issues. The procedure was performed by Dr. Amélie Léglise, under the supervision of the Club's Medical Services, at the Sports Clinic Bordeaux Merignac. The player is out and his recovery will determine his availability.

Official: Vitor Roque registered with La Liga, in line to make Barcelona debut against Las Palmas - Football España
Barcelona have been working on incorporating Roque as part of their squad since his arrival at the end of December. He has been training with his new teammates since they returned from the winter break, and he was included in the squad for Thursday’s trip to Las Palmas, despite official confirmation from La Liga having not been received.

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