Line-ups: Puyol back for Barca

Tito Vilanova restores Carles Puyol and Jordi Alba to the starting line-up, and rests Xavi Hernandez in favour of Cesc Fabregas.

The Catalans are away at Osasuna today for Vilanova’s first away match as Coach. At the ground where the team fell 3-2 last season to severely dent their title aspirations, they return with a strong line-up.

Puyol is passed fit to partner Gerard Pique at the back for the first time this season, whilst Alba comes back in for Adriano at full-back. Xavi is rested, as Fabregas comes back into the side, whilst Cristian Tello is handed his second start of the season, over Pedro Rodriguez.

Meanwhile, Osasuna’s Jose Luis Mendilibar has made just one change to the side that lost away at Deportivo last week, with Roland Lamah starting in attacking midfield ahead of Nino.

Starting line-ups

Osasuna: Fernandez; Bertan, Arribas, Flano, Damia; Punel, Raoul; Lamah, Cejudo, Sisi; Llorente

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Puyol, Alba; Cesc, Busquets, Iniesta; Alexis, Messi, Tello

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