Andres Iniesta La Liga News 

Ernesto Valverde offers an update on Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique injury status

During Sunday’s win over Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou, Barcelona was unfortunate to lose Andres Iniesta to injury in the first half. The Spaniard pulled up with an apparent hamstring injury and could be out of action for a month. Potentially missing not just the Champions League tie with Chelsea, but also the first leg of the next tie should they make it through. As Philippe Coutinho is unavailable for Champions League duty, Iniesta’s absence could pose a problem for Valverde. Speaking after the match, Valverde said, “Iniesta is a unique player, a…

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La Liga News 

Barcelona expected to take all three points from the Galician visitors

After the mid-week thrashing of minnows Murcia in the Copa del Rey mid-week, Barcelona are keen to extend their La Liga lead tomorrow. Barcelona still have not yet lost a match this season. The BlauGrana have only dropped four points, away matches against Athletic Madrid in October and Valencia last weekend. Celta Vigo have been enjoying a reasonable season. Their home form has been relatively good these past few months. The Galician club has scored in all but one of the 15 games under new coach Juan Carlos Unzué. The…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Sevilla looking to break Barcelona’s unbeaten run

Barcelona may have had a goalless draw against Olympiacos on Tuesday night, but they are still the favorites to win against Sevilla today. Sevilla may be in fifth place in the table, but their away record has not been great this season. They have won only two of their away matches so far. Meanwhile, Barcelona are unbeaten in all competitions for 15 games and they are hoping to extend their run. A lot of focus (as usual) has been on Messi’s impact for this match. When Messi starts for Barcelona…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Barcelona 2-0 Malaga: A refereeing mistake leaves Malaga with a bitter taste

On paper, the match at home against Málaga always seemed like an easy win for Barcelona. However, despite the final score line, Málaga made life difficult for Barcelona at times. Although it was in the end a comfortable 2-0 win for the Blaugrana, the atmosphere was often a little tense. After all, a match against a 20th position team needs to be a convincing win if Barcelona are to prove they are the main contenders for the La Liga title this year. The starting 11 for Barcelona was Ter Stegen,…

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