There’s no rest right now, as Barça, already through to the Spanish Cup Final and the Champions League quarter finals against Milan, are right now totally focussed on the league . Just three days after their emphatic win over Seville (0-2), Guardiola’s men will be aiming for their eighth win on the run after the defeat to Osasuna (3-2) in February. This team is really on top form.

A win against Granada would cut the distance between Barça and the leaders to just five points, with Madrid not due to play until Wednesday, when they are at Villarreal.

Same squad as Seville game

Pep Guardiola has called up the same 19 men he took to Seville – the 17 available first team players plus Muniesa and Tello from Barça B. The injured Afellay, Villa, Fontàs and Abidal are the men who miss out.

Tough opponent

Granada won’t be an easy opponent though and come into the game on the back of a good win against Sporting at the weekend and a good performance at the Vicente Calderon the week before.

In the game between the two in Granada earlier this season, Barça won thanks to a single goal from Xavi in the first half (0-1) and tonight Abel Resino’s team could well be an equally tough nut to crack.

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