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Jordi Alba on the sidelines after Copa del Rey defeat

Barcelona have suffered a second injury blow following their Copa del Rey defeat, as full-back Jordi Alba is set to be sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Alba will likely miss the majority of Barca's season run-in as they aim to reel in the four-point gap behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.



Barcelona wonderkid scores from inside his own half

Barcelona wonderkid Munir El Haddadi lobbed the goalkeeper from inside his own half to seal a 3-0 victory against Benfica's Under-19 side this week.

It was the the 18 year-old Spanish-Moroccan's 11th goal of the season, while he already has five assists.

He turned down interest from Man City, Getafe, Osasuna and Rayo Vallecano to join the Catalan club as a 15 year-old in July 2011.

Ancelotti: Barcelona defeat won't affect cup final

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti does not think Barcelona's shock defeat at Granada will have any bearing on Wednesday's Copa del Rey final between the arch rivals.

The reigning Primera Division champions went down 1-0 in Andalusia on Saturday, allowing Ancelotti's men to climb into second place - level on points with leaders Atletico, who visit Getafe on Sunday - with a 4-0 home win over Almeria in the late kick-off.

It was a surprise because Barcelona has more quality than Granada, but at this time of the season all teams are fighting for a goal and those fighting for salvation are the most dangerous," he said at his post-match press conference.

I think Barcelona are thinking they can still win the league.

There are many surprises in this league, and I think they will fight to the end. It will not change the dynamic of Wednesday's match.

We have an incredibly important match on Wednesday, and we don't have time to think about anything else.

– Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti
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