The Hard Tackle brings you a roundup of some of the major stories regarding La Liga Champions FC Barcelona.
Barcelona welcome cross town rivals RCD Espanyol for the Catalan derby in the final La Liga fixture of the year in the hopes that they will be able to register their first Liga win at the Nou Camp since October.
The Champions continued their cursed run at the Anoeta and were dominated by Real Sociedad who held them to a 1-1 draw
Luis Enrique is likely to welcome Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez back into the lineup as they travel to face Celtic in the Champions League.
TheHardTackle summarizes all the latest developments pertaining to Barcelona at one place, as the Blaugranas prepare for their clash against Malaga at the weekend.
Those 'individual battles' will be hard fought, as Sevilla will surely be desperate to take advantage of a crippled Barcelona side who are just coming off a 3-1 thrashing against Manchester City in the Champions League.
Barcelona travel to the Etihad stadium for their fourth Champions League group-stage match, where a win would more or less secure the top spot in the group for the Blaugranas.
Manchester City host the Spanish giants on Tuesday evening with hopes of making amends for the drubbing the club received the last time these two teams met.
The Mestalla staged one of the most exciting La Liga matches in recent memory. The 5-goal thriller included goals from Messi, Suarez and Munir, an injury to Iniesta, and bottles being thrown at Neymar by the home fans.
Barcelona suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Deportivo Alaves on Saturday after manager Luis Enrique took the decision to rest several of his key players following their international exertions. The manager will not be making that mistake again as the Catalans prepare to face Celtic in the Champions League.