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Primera División

  • March 9, 2013
  • • 14:00
  • • Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • Referee: Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
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La Liga Preview: Barcelona-Deportivo La Coruna

La Liga Preview: Barcelona-Deportivo La Coruna

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The Catalan giant will be desperate to bounce back against La Liga's bottom club at Camp Nou, after back-to-back defeats at the hands of archrival Real Madrid.


Barcelona forward Pedro is available for Saturday's Primera Division encounter against Deportivo La Coruna after overcoming a bout of flu. Playmaker Xavi is still sidelined with a hamstring problem, though, while Victor Valdes and Gerard Pique are suspended.

Assistant coach Jordi Roura is likely to rest many of his regular starters with Tuesday's crucial Champions League clash against AC Milan in mind.

Ze Castro, Kaka and Riki are all out injured for Deportivo, while Carlos Marchena is suspended. Youngster Pablo Insua is expected to partner Aythami in the centre of defense.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Barcelona has lost three of their last four matches in all competitions.
  • The Catalan giant has failed to keep a clean sheet in its last 13 matches across all competitions.
  • Lionel Messi (pictured, right) has scored in a record 16 consecutive Liga appearances.
  • Deportivo La Coruna ended a six-match losing run with a goalless draw at home to Rayo Vallecano last weekend.
  • The Galician outfit has lost four of its last five meetings with Barcelona.
  • Deportivo's last win over Barca at Camp Nou was a 2-0 success in October 2003.

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22Daniel AlvesDefender
5Carles PuyolDefender
21AdrianoDefender
4Cesc FàbregasMidfielder
6Thiago AlcántaraMidfielder
14Javier MascheranoMidfielder
25Alex SongMidfielder
7David VillaStriker
9Alexis SánchezStriker
37TelloStriker
25Jordi MasipGoalkeeper
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18Jordi AlbaDefender
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5BusquetsMidfielder
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2Manuel PabloDefender
23AythamiDefender
28SilvioDefender
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