Friday February 15 2013
Barca without Xavi, Villa

As expected, Barcelona are without Xavi Hernandez and David Villa for Saturday’s League trip to Granada.

The Catalans have named a 19-man squad to travel south to Andalucia in Week 24, with the senior duo the notable absentees.

Xavi sustained a hamstring injury earlier this month and is left out as a precaution, having already returned to training with the rest of his teammates.

Meanwhile, Villa was also back for a bit of training today, following an unsettling case of kidney stones that put him in hospital twice.

Barcelona squad to face Granada: Valdes, Pinto, Alves, Pique, Fabregas, Puyol, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio, Pedro, Jordi Alba, Montoya, Adriano, Song, Tello

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