Barcelona prepare for Catalan derby in Copa del Rey

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Barcelona, Jan 12 (IANS) Barcelona on Tuesday completed the last training session prior to the Catalan football derby against Espanyol, in the second leg of the Copa del Rey knockout stage.

Barcelona head coach, Luis Enrique, who won FIFA World Coach of the Year award on Monday in Zurich, conducted the training session with participation from Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez, who will not play the match because of the two-match suspension for the drama that occurred in the first leg, rpeorts Efe.

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves also attended the session after returning from Zurich, where they attended the gala of Ballon d’Or, won by Messi.

Enrique is expected to release on Wednesday the final list of 16 summoned for the game against Espanyol, defeated 1-4 in the first leg.

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