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Clamber aboard the annoyed-by-Barcelona bandwagon while you can | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian http://ow.ly/agV2H 
As the Champions League dwindles towards its seasonal endgame, it is once again time for the world's greatest football team, the righteous skill-goblins of Catalonia, to arrive on these shores and bedazzle some Premier League hopeful with their travelling weather front of swarming geometrical intricacies. This week it is the turn of Chelsea to flail around Stamford Bridge in pursuit of the usual clique of Velcro-touch ball-hogs. And with this in mind perhaps it is worth taking stock for a moment. We may be witnessing a generational high here. These things are always hard to measure – but the fact is this may be the most annoying Barcelona team ever.

5 Reasons Why FC Barcelona's Dominance Could Last Another Decade | Bleacher Report http://ow.ly/afVUF

The current Barcelona side is arguably the best team to ever grace world football.

That is the current belief between players and managers both past and present, together with almost every single sports journalist and analyst (except if you live in Madrid).


Barcelona not ready to give up on La Liga chances despite deficit - La Liga News | FOX Sports on MSN http://ow.ly/agVac
Barcelona will continue their pursuit of Real Madrid this weekend as they go in search of an 11th successivePrimera Division victory at Levante.

That run has trimmed Madrid's lead at the summit to just four points with the season's second El Clasico still to come.

Barca closed to within a solitary point following their 4-0 defeat of Getafe on Tuesday but the manner of Madrid's 4-1 win at Atletico 24 hours later has possibly handed the momentum back to Jose Mourinho's side


Spain and Barça's Xavi answers your questions – UEFA.com http://ow.ly/agVdB
UEFA.com gave users the chance to Tweet their questions for FC Barcelona's Spanish international Xavi Hernández and the response was remarkable: #AskXavi was trending No1 worldwide on Twitter as thousands of questions came pouring in.

Widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in Europe, Xavi answered users' questions, revealing who he thinks is the best player of all time, the reason behind Spain's success and what the future holds for club-mate Thiago Alcántara. Watch the video above to see the full question and answer session.


Alves and Piqué in squad | FC Barcelona http://ow.ly/agVg8
For Saturday’s game away to Levante (22.00, TV3 and La Sexta), Barça have both Gerard Piqué and Dani Alves available. The two defenders have been declared fully fit following their respective muscular problems. The centre back has been missing for two league matches and the right back was out for the Getafe game.

But Seydou Keita has been left out as a precautionary measure. The Malian has been having minor thigh trouble, and therefore joins Villa, Fontàs, Abidal and Afellay as an absentee. The latter has actually been given medical clearance, but has not been included in the team, while reserve players Cristian Tello and Martin Montoya do make the squad.

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