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January 27, 2013 7:00 PM WAT
Camp Nou — Barcelona
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Barcelona-Osasuna Preview: Blaugrana look to bounce back from Sociedad defeat

The Catalan giants suffered their first Liga reverse of the season in San Sebastian last weekend and will be keen to return to winning ways against Jose Luis Mendilibar's side

By Karthick Arvinth

Lionel Messi, Martin Demichelis - Málaga v FC Barcelona
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Valdes
Alves, Puyol, Mascherano, Adriano
Thiago, Busquets, Fabregas
Pedro, Messi, Sanchez

OSASUNA

Andres
Bertran, Ruben, Arribas, Nano
Lolo, Oier
Cejudo, Nino, Armenteros
Sola

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi pulled out of training on Friday with a muscle strain but is nevertheless expected to feature in the Primera Division encounter against Osasuna.

Defender Gerard Pique is suspended, while assistant coach Jordi Roura could opt to rotate his squad for the Camp Nou clash with one eye on Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Real Madrid.

Osasuna boss Jose Luis Mendilibar may hand a debut to midfielder Francisco Silva, who was signed from Chilean side Universidad Catolica earlier in the week.

Asier Riesgo, David Timor and Sisi are all unavailable through injury, while left-back Damia serves a one-match ban.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Barcelona have won their last five home Liga matches with an aggregate score of 19-4.
  • The Catalans hit their 100th goal of the season in the 4-2 win at Malaga in midweek, with Lionel Messi accounting for 40 of those strikes.
  • Barcelona have never lost a match in which Andres Iniesta (pictured, right) has scored (W40, D4).
  • Osasuna have won just one of their last eight matches in all competitions (W1, D2, L5).
  • Los Rojillos have lost on their last four visits to Camp Nou at an aggregate score of 0-16.
  • Osasuna's last win away at Barcelona was a 1-0 success in May 2009.


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1Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
22Daniel AlvesDefender
5Carles PuyolDefender
21AdrianoDefender
6XaviMidfielder
6Thiago AlcántaraMidfielder
14Javier MascheranoMidfielder
16BusquetsMidfielder
9David VillaStriker
10Lionel MessiStriker
7PedroStriker
13José Pinto ColoradoGoalkeeper
15BartraDefender
18Jordi AlbaDefender
4Cesc FàbregasMidfielder
8Andrés Iniesta LujánMidfielder
17Alex SongMidfielder
9Alexis SánchezStriker
13Andrés FernándezGoalkeeper
2Marc BertránDefender
4Miguel FlañoDefender
5Manuel Ortiz ToribioMidfielder
14ArribasDefender
15OierDefender
11NanoDefender
8De las CuevasMidfielder
16Álvaro CejudoMidfielder
23Raoul Cédric LoeMidfielder
9Joseba LlorenteStriker
-RicardoGoalkeeper
-RubénDefender
-MasoudMidfielder
10Patxi PuñalMidfielder
20F. SilvaMidfielder
9Kike SolaStriker
7NinoStriker
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Lionel Messi
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Kike Sola
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Squad Number: 9
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Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
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Atl. Madrid
26 4
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
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Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
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Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0