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Iniesta, contra L'Hospitalet. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ (FCB).

Barça will end another year to remember, this Thursday (22.00, TV3, La Sexta, and R@dio Barça). A 2011 in which they have won the League, the Champions League, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and, recently, the World Club Cup. Their last match of 2011 is at the Camp Nou against Hospitalet, in the return leg of the last 32 of the Spanish Cup. The Club has taken the opportunity to organise the Members Solidarity Day, where members who wish to, can surrender their seats to social interest groups.

The first team will come into the game in a great frame of mind after being proclaimed World Club Champions, and the prior win at the Bernabeu. Now, against Hospitalet, they must make use of the first leg 1-0 win, to qualify for the last 16.

Lots of new faces

It's totally certain that the 11 who will take the pitch for Barça will be very different from the team that defeated Santos in Japan. 8 players have already started their Christmas holidays: Messi, Alves, Alexis, Mascherano, Adriano, Maxwell, Keita, and Abidal, and, of course, Villa and Afellay, with their long term injuries, will also be missing.

That's why we've seen an ample representation of Barça B players at the last couple of training sessions, players like Oier, Montoya, Dos Santos, Cuenca, Sergi Roberto, Muniesa, Tello, and Rafinha. They all have another great opportunity to demonstrate their potential.

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