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‘Atleti won’t be watching Clasico’
Diego Simeone is adamant that no-one from Atletico Madrid will watch Saturday’s Clasico as Espanyol “is all that matters to me”.
Enrique: Clasico NOT decisive
Luis Enrique insists this afternoon’s Clasico will not decide who wins La Liga, despite Barcelona potentially falling nine points behind Real Madrid.
Barca & Madrid name Clasico squads
Andres Iniesta is back for Barcelona, who drop Rafinha, while Alvaro Morata and Toni Kroos stay out of the Real Madrid squad.
Clasico on Espana!
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Messi will sign new deal - Xavi
Former Barcelona captain Xavi believes Lionel Messi will extend his contract at the club and remain at the Camp Nou for the remainder of his career.
Alcacer won't 'give up'
Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer insists his confidence has not been dented by failing to score in his first ten games for the club since his summer move from Valencia.
Barca plan January Srna swoop
Barcelona are planning a move for Shakhtar Donetsk full-back Darijo Srna in the January transfer window, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Tebas: You know who I want to win
La Liga chief Javier Tebas claims ‘you already know’ which side he wants to win El Clasico, having already confessed to his support of Real Madrid.
Enrique: I could’ve eaten Alena!
Luis Enrique claims if he caught Carles Alena on the pitch in the first half against Hercules, “I’d have eaten him”, despite the Barcelona starlet’s equaliser.
Hercules hold barren Barca
Barcelona failed to win for the third time in four games ahead of the Clasico after a dour 1-1 draw with third-tier Hercules in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
A predictably under-strength Barcelona for tonight’s Copa del Rey clash with Hercules features the exiled Aleix Vidal, but paperwork trouble rules out Marlon.
Copa del Rey LIVE
Join Football Espana tonight for LIVE coverage of the Copa del Rey as Real Madrid (7-1 up on aggregate) and Barcelona look to secure their last-16 places!
Barca trio world's best - Coutinho
Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho believes Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are the three best players in the world at the moment.
Stars rested ahead of El Clasico
Barcelona and Real Madrid will both rest a host of star names for Copa Del Rey fixtures tonight as they prepare for Saturday's El Clasico showdown.
Umtiti: Pep's Barca were 'boring'
Samuel Umtiti has confessed he thought current club Barcelona were 'boring as s**t' under former boss Pep Guardiola, and have since evolved.
Messi uses us like cones - Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti has described how Lionel Messi runs around his Barcelona teammates in training sessions like they are just ‘cones’.
Luis Enrique: Blame results on me
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has called for any blame on his side's recent poor results to be laid at his door and not that of the players.
Vazquez 'raring to go' for El Clasico
Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez has expressed his side’s belief and confidence going into their El Clasico clash with Barcelona on Saturday.
Pique: Barca fans will respond
Gerard Pique has admitted rivals Real Madrid are the best team in La Liga, but is confident the Barcelona fans can help his side to victory on Saturday.
Eusebio: Barca have less control
Eusebio Sacristan believes Barcelona have changed their style of play recently, shifting towards less control of games with more reliance on their forwards.
Enrique: Barca’s worst game
Luis Enrique admitted Barcelona’s draw with Real Sociedad was “the worst game of our era” but insisted his side would “fight” in next week’s “decisive” Clasico.
Pique issues Barca warning
Gerard Pique has warned Barcelona that “we can’t win the League playing like this” after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad.
Barca held by relentless Real
Barcelona fell six points off the pace in La Liga on Sunday after they laboured to a 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad, who had a perfectly-legitimate goal disallowed.
Real v Barca LIVE
Football Espana brings you LIVE commentary of Barcelona’s clash with Real Sociedad this evening as Luis Enrique looks for a first win at Anoeta!
Neymar starts for Barcelona this evening against Real Sociedad, despite the forward’s involvement in a car accident earlier in the day.
Lucho: You can’t not miss Messi!
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists “it just wouldn’t be possible not to notice the absence of the world’s best player”, Lionel Messi.
Neymar ‘unhurt’ after car accident
Neymar was involved in a car accident on Sunday morning, but the Barcelona forward is still expected to play against Real Sociedad.
Messi: Barca no one-man team
Lionel Messi has moved to refute claims Barcelona are too dependent on him by stating they are the best all-round team in the world.
Eto'o faces 10-year jail term
Spanish prosecutors have requested a 10-year prison sentence and an €18m fine for allegations of tax fraud by former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o.
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