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How Barcelona could line up against Real Valladolid

Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up in Saturday’s La Liga clash with Real Valladolid. Barcelona will be looking to return to winning ways following three successive draws when they welcome Real Valladolid to Camp Nou in La Liga on Saturday night. Ernesto Valverde‘s side are still top of the table, but are now just six points clear of second-placed Real Madrid, having drawn their last two league fixtures against Valencia and Athletic Bilbao. The Catalan giants have only lost two of their 23 league matches this season, though, and have had a free week to prepare for this match as they are not in Champions League last-16 action until February 19. Barcelona recorded a 1-0 win over Valladolid in the reverse fixture earlier this season, with Ousmane Dembele scoring the o...

Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel ‘turned down Barcelona move’

Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel allegedly turned down a move to Barcelona during the January transfer window. Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel has allegedly rejected the chance to sign for Barcelona. The 34-year-old – formerly of Liverpool – has spent the last two-and-a-half years in Turkey, but it has been suggested by a partner of his representatives that the Slovakia international was offered the opportunity to join Barcelona in January. However, it has been claimed that the centre-back is happy with life at Fenerbahce and did not want to be regarded as a backup option. Mithat Halis is quoted by AS as saying: “Barcelona wanted to sign him (Skrtel) and were insisting on him because they needed a central defender that was a reliable alternative, but the player didn...

Combined XI: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

Sports Mole selects a combined XI ahead of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid, using only players available for Wednesday’s clash. Barcelona will welcome Real Madrid to Camp Nou on Wednesday night for the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final. Barca have won the competition in each of the last four years and have been present in all but one of the last eight finals. The Spanish champions will enter the match off the back of a 2-2 draw with Valencia in the league on Saturday, while Madrid continued their impressive run of form with a 3-0 home success over Alaves. Both teams have some injury concerns heading into the match, but some of the world’s biggest stars will be on display at Camp Nou. Here, Sports Mole has selected the best team from both squads, u...

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