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March 6, 2011 12:30 AM IST
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ Fernando Teixeira‎
Attendance:‬ 85000‎
 
43′ Seydou Keita
 

La Liga Preview: Barcelona - Zaragoza

By Gareth Lowe

Barcelona v Real Zaragoza, Victor Fernandez (Getty Images)

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Barcelona: Pinto; Maxwell, Abidal, Pique, Alves; Iniesta, Busquets, Keita; Pedro, Villa, Messi

Barcelona


Zaragoza: Doblas; Contini, Jarosik, Obradovic, Lanzaro; Ponzio, Gabi, Boutahar, Bertolo; Uche, Sinama-Pongolle

Zaragoza




DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • These two sides have met 56 times in Barcelona, and Zaragoza have only been able to win twice, both meetings finishing 1-0 in their favour.
  • The last of these victories was a staggering 46 years ago.
  • Zaragoza have achieved a single away win this season, at 19th placed Malaga.
  • In sharp contrast, Barcelona have won 11 of their 13 home games so far this season, losing one and drawing one.
  • Zaragoza can draw hope from the fact that Barcelona's one home defeat was to Hercules, a side below Zaragoza in the table.
  • Lionel Messi has scored in his last three appearances at the Nou Camp, and boasts a great scoring record against Zaragoza, scoring five times against them in his last two outings.
  • Pep Guardiola may not be available to sit on the sidelines for Barcelona. After suffering pain in recent days, the club announced on Thursday that the tactician has been diagnosed with a herniated disc.


LAST MEETING

 

  October 23rd, 2010: Zaragoza 0 - 2 Barcelona

Barcelona were able to walk away with the three points, thanks to a brace from Lionel Messi, with the Argentine netting a goal in either half.

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Available Squads
1Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
17MaxwellDefender
15Gabriel MilitoDefender
3PiquéDefender
22Daniel AlvesDefender
-Seydou KeitaMidfielder
14Javier MascheranoMidfielder
6XaviMidfielder
-Bojan KrkicStriker
10Lionel MessiStriker
7PedroStriker
13José Pinto ColoradoGoalkeeper
22Éric AbidalDefender
16BusquetsMidfielder
8Andrés Iniesta LujánMidfielder
9David VillaStriker
19Ibrahim AfellayMidfielder
21AdrianoDefender
1Toni DoblasGoalkeeper
24Ivan ObradovicDefender
14DarabantexDefender
6Maurizio LanzaroDefender
20Jiri JarosikMidfielder
-C. DiogoDefender
8Nicolás BertoloMidfielder
8Guirane N'DawMidfielder
22A. PintérMidfielder
21Ander HerreraMidfielder
14Florent Sinama-PongolleStriker
3ParedesDefender
-Jorge LópezMidfielder
15UcheStriker
-M. PérezStriker
-EdmilsonMidfielder
29KevinMidfielder
Probable Lineups
Víctor Valdés 1
Maxwell 17
Gabriel Milito 15
Piqué 3
Daniel Alves 22
Seydou Keita 0
Javier Mascherano 14
Xavi 6
Bojan Krkic 0
Lionel Messi 10
Pedro 7
Toni Doblas 1
Ivan Obradovic 24
Darabantex 14
Maurizio Lanzaro 6
Jiri Jarosik 20
C. Diogo 0
Nicolás Bertolo 8
Guirane N'Daw 8
A. Pintér 22
Ander Herrera 21
Florent Sinama-Pongolle 14
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Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
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Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
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Barcelona
17 0