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Bartra out to seize chance with Barcelona

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Amid a defensive crisis at the club, Barcelona defender Marc Bartra has vowed to hold down a place at centre-back in the final weeks of the season. 

Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez (C) is congratuled by teammates Daniel Alves (L), Marc Bartra and Thiago Alcantara after scoring during their Spanish La Liga match against Mallorca, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, on April 6, 2013. Amid a defensive crisis at the club, Bartra has vowed to hold down a place at centre-back in the final weeks of the season.

Injuries to Carles Puyol and Javier Mascherano have meant the 22-year-old has started each of Barca's last three league games. And with Adriano suspended for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first-leg against Bayern Munich, he could well partner Gerard Pique in Germany.

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