After dropping points surprisingly against Deportivo last week, FC Barcelona will be looking to bounce back in another tricky fixture when they take on Valencia at the Camp Nou in their 28th game of the 2016/2017 La Liga season.
Barcelona needed a late show in the first leg to pick up a stressful 3-2 win, but the Valencia side have been stronger since then and although they have a poor record away from home this season, they’ve won two of their last three games against Barça at the Camp Nou being the only side to do so.
Coach Luis Enrique has now named his squad for the game and the best news is the return of key attacker Neymar who missed the game last week due to an injury. Midfielder Rafinha Alcántara also returns after sitting out the Depor game. Aleix Vidal is still sidelined while third choice goalkeeper Jordi Masip was excluded as usual for technical reasons same with Arda Turan and Jérémy Mathieu.
BARCELONA SQUAD VS VALENCIA
Goalkeepers: Marc-André Ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen;
Defenders: Sergi Roberto, Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Javier Mascherano, Lucas Digne, Jordi Alba;
Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, André Gomes, Andrés Iniesta, Rafinha Alcántara, Denis Suarez;
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Paco Alcácer, Luis Suárez, Neymar.