Line-ups: Levante-Barcelona

Lionel Messi starts for Barcelona with Pedro Rodriguez and Alexis Sanchez joining the Argentine in attack.

Martin Montoya starts in place of Dani Alves at right-back while Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano make up the centre-back pairing with Barca unwilling to risk Carles Puyol for a second game in a handful of days. Jordi Alba continues at left-back.

Tata Martino’s midfield trio is formed by Xavi Hernandez, Sergio Busquets and Cesc Fabregas.

Messi scored twice against Getafe in the Copa del Rey in midweek, having also bagged a double in the first-leg win over the Madrid side.

Joaquin Caparros has Keylor Navas in goal and a back four of Pedro Lopez, Loukas Vyntra, David Navarro and Juanfran.

In midfield are Pape Diop and Simao Mate while Nabil El Zhar, Andreas Ivanschitz and Nikos Karabelas, nominally a defender, will support Ruben Garcia.

Levante: Navas; Lopez, Vyntra, Navarro, Juanfran; Diop, Simao; El Zhar, Ivanschitz, Karabelas; Ruben

Barcelona: Valdes; Montoya, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Cesc; Pedro, Messi, Alexis

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