Line-ups: Real Valladolid-Barcelona

Despite his recent illness, Lionel Messi starts for Barcelona as they prepare to take on Real Valladolid this afternoon.

Tata Martino admitted that the forward was seeing a specialist about his recent vomiting, but the Coach has opted to give the Argentina international a place in the XI.

He plays alongside Neymar and Pedro, whilst in midfield, with Andres Iniesta unavailable, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets and Xavi play.

Gerard Pique is recalled at centre-back alongside Javier Mascherano.

The Pucela meanwhile, have gone with a fairly attacking line-up, giving Javi Guerra and Manucho starts up front.

Real Valladolid: Mariño, Rukavina, Rueda, Mitrovic, Peña, Valiente, Rossi, Álvaro Rubio, Bergdich, Guerra, Manucho

Barcelona: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano; Busquets, Xavi, Cesc, Pedro, Messi, Neymar