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February 23, 2013 4:00 PM EST
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ Carlos Velasco‎
Attendance:‬ 57629‎
 
52′ David Villa
Botía 42′
60′ Lionel Messi
 

La Liga Preview: Barcelona-Sevilla

The Blaugrana suffered a disastrous result in the Champions League in midweek and will have to regroup quickly for the visit of Unai Emery's side on Saturday.

By Karthick Arvinth

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Valdes
Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba
Thiago, Song, Fabregas
Sanchez, Messi, Villa

SEVILLA

Beto
Coke, Fazio, Botia, Navarro
Maduro, Kondogbia
Navas, Hervas, Manu
Diawara

Barcelona forward David Villa has recovered from kidney stones and could start against Sevilla at Camp Nou.

Defender Adriano remains a doubt with a hamstring problem, while Eric Abidal has been declared fit for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant last April.

Assistant coach Jordi Roura will rest some of the players who featured in the 2-0 defeat at AC Milan, with back-to-back clashes against Real Madrid coming up over the next week.

Sevilla boss Unai Emery is also likely to rotate his squad in order to prioritize Wednesday's Copa del Rey semifinal second leg against Atletico Madrid.

Andres Palop, Cicinho, Diego Perotti and Piotr Trochowski are all out injured. Emir Spahic is suspended.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Barcelona has only won two of its last five matches in all competitions (W2, D2, L1).
  • The Catalan giant is on a 21-match unbeaten run at Camp Nou across all competitions.
  • Lionel Messi (pictured, right) has scored in a record 14 consecutive Liga games.
  • Sevilla is on a nine-match winless run away from home in La Liga (D2, L7).
  • Los Nervionenses have lost six of their last eight Liga meetings with Barcelona.
  • Sevilla's last away win at Barca was a 3-0 success in December 2002.


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Available Squads
1Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
22Daniel AlvesDefender
3PiquéDefender
2MontoyaDefender
8Andrés Iniesta LujánMidfielder
6Thiago AlcántaraMidfielder
14Javier MascheranoMidfielder
17Alex SongMidfielder
9David VillaStriker
9Alexis SánchezStriker
10Lionel MessiStriker
13José Pinto ColoradoGoalkeeper
15BartraDefender
18Jordi AlbaDefender
6XaviMidfielder
16BusquetsMidfielder
7PedroStriker
20TelloStriker
-BetoGoalkeeper
2Federico Julián FazioDefender
3Fernando NavarroDefender
23CokeDefender
3BotíaDefender
15Jesús Navas GonzálezMidfielder
8Gary MedelMidfielder
11Ivan RakiticMidfielder
12Hedwiges MaduroMidfielder
14Manu Del MoralStriker
-Baba DiawaraStriker
-CuestaGoalkeeper
27CalaDefender
-AlbertoDefender
28Javi HervásMidfielder
-Geoffrey KondogbiaMidfielder
9NegredoStriker
21ReyesStriker
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Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
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28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
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27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
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Barcelona
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
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Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
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Barcelona
17 0