Pedro, Villa flank Messi

Pedro Rodriguez and David Villa will support Lionel Messi in attack for Barcelona tonight, whilst Javier Mascherano is partnered by Sergio Busquets in defence.

For the visit of Celta Vigo this evening, Mascherano is back from suspension to come back into the back-line and is expected to play alongside Busquets, with Adriano moving out to right-back once more.

Andres Iniesta returns to the first XI, meaning that from last weekend’s 5-0 win at Rayo Vallecano, Alex Song and Martin Montoya are the two to drop out.

Messi starts just a day after his first son Thiago was born. Barca can break a club record for the best start to a League season tonight with a win.

Starting line-ups

Barcelona: Valdes; Adriano, Busquets, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Fabregas, Xavi, Iniesta; Pedro, Messi, Villa

Celta Vigo: Javi Varas; Mallo, Tunez, Cabral, Lago, Lopez, Oubina, Fernandez, Bermejo, Krohn-Dehli, Iago Aspas

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