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Primera División

  • October 27, 2012
  • • 16:00
  • • Estadio del Rayo Vallecano (de Vallecas Teresa Rivero), Madrid
  • Referee: Miguel Pérez Lasa
  • • Attendance: 15500
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La Liga Preview: Rayo Vallecano - Barcelona

La Liga Preview: Rayo Vallecano - Barcelona

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The Blaugrana have conceded eight goals in their last three Liga matches and will be hoping to shed their defensive frailties when they take on Paco Jemez's side.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

RAYO VALLECANO

Ruben
Tito, Galvez, Amat, Casado
Fuego, Trashorras
Carlos, Baptistao, Piti
Dominguez
BARCELONA

Valdes
Adriano, Pique, Song, Alba
Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta
Fabregas, Messi, Pedro


Rayo Vallecano could be without Piti and David Cobeno for Saturday's Primera Division clash with Barcelona at Vallecas due to illness.

Jordi Amat and Nicki Bille return from injury, but center back Mikel Labaka is suspended after his red card in the defeat at Espanyol.

Barcelona is waiting to find out if it will have Javier Mascherano available after launching a second appeal against the Argentine's sending off during the 5-4 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

Defenders Dani Alves (hamstring) and Gerard Pique (ankle) have returned to training and may feature, but captain Carles Puyol (elbow) and midfielder Thiago Alcantara (knee) are still out.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Rayo Vallecano has lost four of its last five matches in La Liga.
  • The Vallecas outfit got thrashed 7-0 in this corresponding fixture last season.
  • Rayo's last home win over Barcelona was a 1-0 success in December 2002.
  • Barcelona has won eight of its last nine matches in all competitions.
  • The Catalan side has managed to keep just three clean sheets in its 13 competitive matches to date this term.
  • Barcelona has never lost a match in which Andres Iniesta (pictured, right) has scored.

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Available Squads
25RubénGoalkeeper
2TitoDefender
-CasadoDefender
-RodriDefender
2Jordi AmatDefender
30José CarlosMidfielder
10PitiStriker
15Javi FuegoMidfielder
25Alejandro DomínguezStriker
-Andrija DelibasicStriker
21Léo BaptistãoStriker
-DaniGoalkeeper
4Alejandro GálvezDefender
23Adrián GonzálezMidfielder
17TrashorrasMidfielder
20Franco VázquezMidfielder
22Nicki BilleStriker
27LassStriker
12Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
18Jordi AlbaDefender
2MontoyaDefender
21AdrianoDefender
4Cesc FàbregasMidfielder
6XaviMidfielder
16BusquetsMidfielder
17Alex SongMidfielder
7David VillaStriker
10Lionel MessiStriker
7PedroStriker
13José Pinto ColoradoGoalkeeper
22Daniel AlvesDefender
15BartraDefender
8Andrés Iniesta LujánMidfielder
32Jonathan Dos SantosMidfielder
9Alexis SánchezStriker
37TelloStriker

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