Neymar returns to the Barcelona bench for this afternoon's visit of Cordoba in La Liga while Martin Montoya starts.
The Brazilian attacker missed La Blaugrana's last two games against Getafe and Huesca with an ankle injury, but he is fit enough to make the 18-man squad for his side's last match of 2014.
Elsewhere, it is a much-changed XI from the Barca team which thrashed the Segunda B outfit 8-1 in the Copa del Rey midweek, with only Montoya, Javier Mascherano and Pedro Rodriguez retaining their places.
Barcelona: Bravo; Montoya, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Pedro, Messi, Suarez
Subs: Ter Stegen, Mascherano, Adriano, Iniesta, Rafinha, Munir, Neymar
Cordoba: Carlos; Campabadal, Inigo Lopez, Pantic, Crespo, Deivid; Luso, Ekeng, Borja Garcia; Fede; Ghilas
Subs: Salzar, Rossi, Fidel, Lopez Silva, Abel, Florin, Pinillos
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz