Iniesta out for personal reasons

Andres Iniesta has pulled out of the Barcelona squad to face Real Valladolid this afternoon for ‘personal reasons’.

The Blaugrana go to Nuevo Jose Zorrilla on Saturday, looking for the three points that will, momentarily, take them back to the top of the table.

But they will have to do so without the midfielder, who has not been named after he asked Tata Martino not to be left at home, following his wife's miscarriage on Thursday evening.

Ibrahim Afellay and Gerard Pique however, do return, whilst Carles Puyol, Jordi Alba and Alex Song are not included.

Barcelona squad to face Real Valladolid:

Valdés, Oier, Alves, Montoya, Piqué, Mascherano, Bartra, Adriano, Busquets, Xavi, Afellay, Sergi Roberto, Fábregas, Alexis, Messi, Pedro, Tello and Neymar.

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