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  • 25 October 2011
  • • 23:30
  • • Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada
  • Referee: César Muñiz Fernández
  • • Attendance: 22500
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La Liga Preview: Granada v Barcelona

La Liga Preview: Granada v Barcelona

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The Catalan giants look to bounce back against Fabri Gonzalez's side after a disappointing draw with Sevilla on Saturday


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

GRANADA

Roberto
Nyon, Lopez, Mainz, Siqueira
F.Rico, Abel, M.Rico, Benitez
Geijo, Uche

  BARCELONA
 
Valdes
Alves, Mascherano, Puyol, Abidal
Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta
Messi, Cesc, Villa


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At 11.30 PM (IST), 25 October 2011

 

Granada defender David Cortes has returned to training after recovering from a knee injury but is still a week or two away from returning to first team action.

Hassan Yebda is fighting for fitness after suffering a muscle strain and it is touch and go whether the Algerian will make the game against the Catalan side. Carlos Martins will also be out for three weeks with sustaining a similar muscle problem.

Alexis Sanchez remains absent for Barcelona with a long-term hamstring injury. Gerard Pique will also miss another week after also suffering a hamstring complaint against Racing a week ago, and Ibrahim Afellay is still recovering from knee surgery and will be an absentee for the foreseeable future.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Granada have only scored two goals in La Liga this season, 24 less than Barcelona.

  • Uche and Fran Rico are Granada's joint top goalscorers, with a goal a piece. Barcelona have four players who have scored more; Lionel Messi, Xavi, David Villa, and Cesc Fabregas.   
  • Granada have notched up five points in La Liga so far, with a win, two draws, and five defeats.
  • Barcelona's 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Saturday was the first occasion at home in La Liga this season when they have failed to take away all three points.
  • Victor Valdes achieved a personal record on Saturday. He has now went 607 minutes and counting without conceding a goal in the league.
  • Barcelona can make themselves preliminary leaders of La Liga with a victory over Granada in this game.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Granada

Barcelona

Wins
0
0
5
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Granada CF GRA
Granada CF Granada
Draw
FC Barcelona FCB
FC Barcelona Barcelona
85%

Top 3 Predictions

Granada CF GRA
0 - 5
FC Barcelona FCB
Granada CF GRA
0 - 4
FC Barcelona FCB
Granada CF GRA
0 - 3
FC Barcelona FCB

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