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The Trinidad and Tobago Association
for the Hearing Impaired (TTAHI) hereby
gives notice to all its members that a
Special Meeting will take place on:
Date: Friday 29th January, 2016
Venue: O ce of the Trinidad and Tobago
Association for the Hearing Impaired
13C Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
Time: 10: 00 am
Luis Enrique is concerned that
today s Copa del Rey match against
Athletic Bilbao could wear down
his team ahead of its critical Span-
ish league match against Atletico
Barcelona holds a 2-1 advantage
when it hosts Bilbao in the second
leg of the quarterfinals.
On the same night in the capital,
Atletico will also seek its spot in the
semifinals when it plays Celta Vigo
after their scoreless first leg.
Three days later, Atletico will travel
to Camp Nou trailing Barcelona on
goal difference at the top of the Span-
ish league standings.
"The only game key to reaching
the Copa semifinals is tomorrow s,
who knows what will happen with
the rest," Luis Enrique said.
"I am worried about the physical
wear and tear taking into account
that Atletico is coming on Saturday.
My team is fine, but these are both
very intense matches."
Neymar returned to team training
yesterday after muscle pain forced
him to miss Barcelona s last match.
But fever may sideline midfielders
Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and
Arda Turan after all sat out of train-
ing.Today s quarterfinals will feature
Valencia needing to turn around a
1-1 draw when it visits Las Palmas
in the Canary Islands, while Sevilla
takes a 2-0 advantage to second-
division club Mirandes.
Here are some things to know
about this week s Copa del Rey
Barcelona is closing in on a club
record set by former coach Pep
Guardiola, who kept the team unde-
feated for 28 consecutive games in
the 2010-11 season.
After a stellar debut season that
ended with the team matching
Guardiola s rare treble of Champions
League, Spanish league and Copa
del Rey titles, Luis Enrique has guided
his team to 24 matches without a
Barcelona will look to make good on
first-leg goals by Neymar and Munir El
Haddadi, who scored before Aritz Aduriz
gave the Basque club a lifeline.
Lionel Messi missed the opening leg
because of muscle pain, but returned to
score the winning goal in Saturday s 2-
1 victory at Malaga in the league.
Only Barcelona, with 27 cups, can boast
more success in the competition than
Bilbao, which has won the tournament
But Bilbao faces a daunting challenge
at a stadium where it hasn t won since
Barcelona is unbeaten in all 17 home
games this season and routed Bilbao 6-
0 at Camp Nou in the league less than
two weeks ago.
Ernesto Valverde s team can cling to
its upset of Barcelona in the Spanish Super
Cup to start the season, when it secured
a 1-1 away draw after stunning the Euro-
pean champions 4-0 at San Mames.
A draw with goals would suffice for
Celta to eliminate Atletico, but Diego
Simeone s team is expert at keeping a
Atletico hasn t conceded a goal in five
straight matches and has only allowed
one in its last nine games.
While Jan Oblak has emerged as the
league s top goalkeeper, Miguel Moya has
been Simeone s pick for the Copa del Rey,
where he has let two goals past him in
Gary Neville s coaching career has got-
ten off to a rocky start.
Since the former Manchester United
defender took over in December, Valencia
has been eliminated from the Champions
League and has yet to win in seven Span-
ish league matches.
But the Copa del Rey has been another
story, where it won three straight until
last week s slip at home against Las Pal-
In 11th place and 16 points from the
Champions League positions, Valencia s
only shot at salvaging the season is in the
"The wins will come," Neville said after
a 1-1 draw at Deportivo La Coruna on
Sunday. "The fans want victories and I
am desperate to give them to them." (AP)
Barca to face Athletic Bilbao in Copa
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, reacts
during his Spanish La Liga soccer
match against CF Malaga at La
Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, Spain,
Saturday. AP PHOTO
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