|Barça train ahead of Real Betis game | Image: FCB
FC Barcelona continue their quest for a third successive League title with an aim to catch leaders Madrid as they begin the second half of the league season by paying a visit to Real Betis in the 20th game of the season.
Coming on the back of five consecutive wins in all competitions, Barcelona are eager to continue their impressive run of form and will need to get past a tricky Real Betis side on Sunday to ensure their hopes of winning the title is still intact.
Head coach Luis Enrique has named 18 players in the squad that will travel to Seville to take on the green and white outfit and it features all available outfield players given the fact that Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Rafinha Alcántara are all out through injuries while Jordi Masip was left out for technical reasons. Goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen returns to the squad after being rested in the game against Real Sociedad on Thursday night.
BARÇA SQUAD VS REAL BETIS
Goalkeepers: Marc-André Ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen;
Defenders: Sergi Roberto, Aleix Vidal, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Samuel Umtiti, Jérémy Mathieu, Jordi Alba, Lucas Digne;
Midfielders: André Gomes, Ivan Rakitic, Denis Suárez, Arda Turan;
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Paco Alcácer, Neymar.