Line-ups: Barcelona-Almeria

Carles Puyol starts for Barcelona against Almeria but Andres Iniesta is only on the bench.

Tata Martino has dropped Alex Song from the defeat to Real Sociedad and gone with Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez and Cesc Fabregas in midfield.

Victor Valdes is in goal with Puyol joined in the back four by Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano and Adriano, which means Jordi Alba again misses out.

The front three sees Lionel Messi partnered with Neymar and Alexis Sanchez.

Almeria have Esteban in goal and Rafita, Angel Trujillo, Marco Torsiglieri and Sebastian Bubarbier in defence.

Francisco has named Jose Verza, Ramon Azeez and Corona in the centre of midfield with Aliex Vidal and Jonathan Zongo supporting Rodri.

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Mascherano, Puyol, Adriano; Busquets, Xavi, Cesc; Alexis, Messi, Neymar

Almeria: Esteban; Rafita, Trujillo, Torsiglieri, Dubarbier; Verza, Azeez, Corona; Zongo, Aleix, Rodri