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Barça squad named for Rayo

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana travel to Madrid for the Copa del Rey Round of 16 one-off game against Rayo Vallecano, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 20 players for Wednesday’s clash: Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 36. Arnau Tenas Defenders: 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 28. Óscar Mingueza Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Miralem Pjanic, 12. Riqui Puig, 16. Pedri, 21. …

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Rayo vs Barça: Preview

Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images Barça travel to Madrid looking for a spot in the Spanish Cup quarterfinals Rayo Vallecano vs FC Barcelona Competition/Round: 2020-21 Copa del Rey, Round of 16 Barcelona Outs & Doubts: Sergiño Dest, Ansu Fati, Gerard Piqué, Philippe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto (out) Rayo Vallecano Outs & Doubts: José Ángel Pozo, Emiliano Velázquez, Leonardo Ulloa, Alberto García, Miguel Ángel Morro (out), Martín Pascual, Luca Zidane, Antoñín (doubt) Date/Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & …

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Barca ‘optimistic’ Ansu Fati can return against PSG – report

Barcelona are reportedly hopeful that Ansu Fati will be back in time to play in the club’s Champions League last 16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain. The teenager has been out since undergoing knee surgery in November and was initially ruled out for four months following his operation. Yet his recovery seems to be going well and the club are “optimistic” he could play some part against PSG, according to journalist Marcelo Bechler. It still seems unlikely Fati will be fit …

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Barcelona confirm presidential elections will now take place on March 7

Barcelona announced on Tuesday that the presidential elections will now take place on March 7 after being postponed earlier this month. The elections were originally set to take place on January 24 but were delayed because of restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Barca have now confirmed the new date and announced that postal voting will be allowed in a statement on their official website. Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa are the three candidates left in …

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Koeman talks Messi return, Ilaix & Barcelona finances

Ronald Koeman spoke to reporters on Tuesday ahead of his team’s Copa del Rey last 16 clash against Rayo Vallecano. It’s an eighth straight away match for Barca and a win will take them into the quarter-finals of the competition. Koeman talked about Wednesday’s opponents, Lionel Messi’s fitness, rotating his squad and youngster Ilaix Moriba. Here are the best bits: Koeman on Rayo Vallecano I think they are just like a first division team. They have first division quality players. …

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Dest ruled out of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey tie

Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images The defender is still struggling with injury Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey clash against Rayo Vallecano. The defender was given the green light and included in the squad list for Sunday’s win at Elche but did not feature in the game and will not now make the trip to Rayo. Barcelona confirmed that Dest is still having issues with a thigh injury. MEDICAL NEWS | @sergino_dest …

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Barcelona release special edition Clasico shirt

Photo by Pressinphoto/Icon Sport via Getty Images Yet another shirt for the Catalan giants Barcelona released another new shirt on Tuesday, this time a ‘special edition’ kit that will be worn only in April’s La Liga clash at Real Madrid. It’s the fifth different shirt Barcelona will wear this season and the Catalan giants turned to former captain Carles Puyol to help with the launch… Look who’s back! @Carles5Puyol unveils our new #ElClásico special edition jersey! ❤️ — FC Barcelona …

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FC Barcelona News: 26 January 2021

How to follow Rayo Vallecano v FC Barcelona – FC BarcelonaBarça resume their Copa del Rey campaign this week after their extra time win over Cornellà last Thursday. Their opponents in the one off last 16 tie are Second Division club Rayo Vallecano away from home in the Vallecas Stadium in Madrid. Recovery session – FC BarcelonaRecovery session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper following the 2-0 win over Elche away from home. Ronald Koeman’s men trained on Monday ahead …

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How will Barcelona line up against Rayo Vallecano?

Barcelona play an eighth straight away game on Wednesday when they take on Segunda Division side Rayo Vallecano in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Ronald Koeman will be able to call on Lionel Messi once again after the captain completed a two-match ban, while Sergino Dest and Sergi Roberto could also be fit to return. Let’s look at how they might line-up: Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Neto looks set to take over from Marc-Andre …

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Sergi Roberto back in training ahead of Copa del Rey clash

Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images The versatile star has been out since November Sergi Roberto was back in full Barcelona training on Monday as the team began preparations for their Copa del Rey clash at Rayo Vallecano. The 28-year-old has been out of action since suffering a thigh injury in November in the defeat to Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano. It now seems that Roberto could make his return this week, either in Wednesday’s game against Rayo …

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