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Barcelona 4-0 Deportivo La Coruña: match report

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Barcelona 4-0 Deportivo La Coruña: match report

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In the wake of Valencia's defeat to Eibar on Saturday, Barcelona host strugglers Deportivo La Coruña with the chance to extend their lead at the top of LaLiga to six points.


After being held to successive LaLiga draws by Valencia and Celta Vigo, Barça got back to winning ways last time out with a 2-0 victory at Villarreal, courtesy of goals by Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi.

They now welcome a Deportivo side who have not won at the Camp Nou since the reign of Javier Irureta, when strikes by Albert Luque and Sergio González earned a 2-0 triumph back in October 2003.

It's a game that offers the Blaugrana the opportunity to establish an 11-point gap between themselves and Real Madrid ahead of El Clásico next Saturday, with their arch rivals not in action this weekend due to their involvement in the Club World Cup.

Ernesto Valverde is without Gerard Deulofeu, who picked up a knee injury in training on Friday, joining Rafinha Alcántara, Ousmane Dembélé and Samuel Umtiti on the sidelines, while Barcelona's coach has again opted to omit the out-of-favour Arda Turan.

However, Andrés Iniesta and Javier Mascherano are both back in the Barça squad after returning to fitness.

Meanwhile, Sergio Busquets will have to watch his step against Deportivo, as the midfielder is just one booking away from a ban that would rule him out of the trip to the Bernabéu.

Deportivo La Coruña

Adrían López's winner against Leganés last weekend saw relegation-threatened Deportivo register a LaLiga victory for the first time since the end of October - three vital points that preserved some daylight between the 17th-placed Galicians and the drop zone.

That triumph was only their second in Primera since coach Pepe Mel was sacked two months ago and replaced by 'B' team boss - and former Barcelona player - Cristóbal Parralo, who is yet to engineer a significant upturn in results, with the side actually one place lower than when Mel departed.

Despite their winless run away to Barça, however, Depor can take heart from the fact that they have come away with draws from two of their last three visits to the Camp Nou.

Costel Pantilimon, Gerard Valentín, Fede Cartabia and Florin Andone are unavailable to Parralo due to injury, but fit-again Luisinho is back in the squad.

Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruña live stream online: betting odds

The bookies are not optimistic of Deportivo breaking their 14-year hoodoo at the Camp Nou, with an away win valued back at 20/1, and a home victory fetching altogether shorter odds of 1/10.

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