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March 20, 2012 9:00 PM WAT
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ José Teixeira‎
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4′ Xavi
Mainz 55′
17′ Lionel Messi
Guilherme Siqueira 62′ (PG)
67′ Lionel Messi
Guilherme Siqueira 89′ (PG)
82′ Tello
 
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Barcelona - Granada Preview: Pep Guardiola's side target sixth straight Liga win

With Real Madrid not in action until Wednesday away to Villarreal, the Catalan giants can put some pressure on the league leaders with victory over the Andalusian side

By Karthick Arvinth


PROBABLE LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Valdes
Alves, Pique, Puyol, Adriano
Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta
Fabregas, Messi, Alexis

GRANADA

Cesar
Nyom, Lopez, B Gomez, Siqueira
M Rico, Hurtado
A Gomez, Jara, Benitez
Uche

Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay has trained with his team-mates for the first time since rupturing knee ligaments in September, and may feature in Tuesday's Primera Division encounter against Granada at Camp Nou. Eric Abidal, despite his continuing health problems and the possibility that he will require a liver transplant, continues to train with his colleagues, but will not be considered for match action.

Alexis Sanchez and Carles Puyol were late substitutes in Saturday's win at Sevilla and could make returns to the starting line-up.

Granada will be without Carlos Martins after the midfielder was dismissed in the win over Sporting Gijon at the weekend, but Brazilian Henrique is available again after serving a one-match ban.

Roberto, Jaime Romero and Fran Rico are all doubts, while Pape Diakhate (hamstring) and Hassan Yebda (ruptured knee ligaments) are definitely out.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Barcelona are on a five-game winning streak in La Liga, outscoring their opponents 14-3 in those matches.
  • The Catalans are unbeaten in their last 31 home matches in La Liga and in their last 50 at Camp Nou in all competitions.
  • Barca are undefeated in their last 50 Liga matches in which Andres Iniesta (pictured right) has made an appearance.
  • Granada ended a run of three straight defeats with a 2-1 victory over Sporting Gijon at the weekend.
  • The Andalusians have lost six of their last seven away matches in the league.
  • Granada have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 16 matches in all competitions.


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Available Squads
1Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
22Daniel AlvesDefender
3PiquéDefender
5Carles PuyolDefender
21AdrianoDefender
6XaviMidfielder
6Thiago AlcántaraMidfielder
-Seydou KeitaMidfielder
9Alexis SánchezStriker
10Lionel MessiStriker
23CuencaStriker
13José Pinto ColoradoGoalkeeper
5MuniesaDefender
4Cesc FàbregasMidfielder
8Andrés Iniesta LujánMidfielder
14Javier MascheranoMidfielder
7PedroStriker
20TelloStriker
13Júlio CésarGoalkeeper
5MainzDefender
16Guilherme SiqueiraDefender
9Borja GómezDefender
-David CortésDefender
11Dani BenítezMidfielder
17Mikel RicoMidfielder
17Carlos MartinsMidfielder
20Moisés HurtadoMidfielder
7IghaloStriker
11Franco JaraStriker
1José JuanGoalkeeper
2Allan NyomDefender
21Íñigo LópezDefender
23AbelMidfielder
9HenriqueStriker
15UcheStriker
9Alex GeijoStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
26 4
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0