Barcelona remain without Neymar but are able to name Sergi Roberto as a substitute for this afternoon’s visit of Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.

Only four players survive from Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen in left-back Jordi Alba, midfielder Ivan Rakitic and forwards Lionel Messi and Sandro Ramirez – the latter of whom continues to deputise in the Brazilian’s groin-induced absence.

However, Barca are boosted by the return of Sergi, who could make his first appearance since the end of November after recovering from an ankle injury.

Luis Enrique admitted prior to kick-off that his side could have done with an easier opponent than Depor in the build-up to next week’s Club World Cup, and the Galicians have lost only one of their last 11 matches, while securing their League status at Camp Nou on the final day of last season.

Barcelona: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Sandro

Subs: Ter Stegen, Bartra, Munir, Sergi, Adriano, Vermaelen, Mathieu

Deportivo La Coruna: Lux; Laure, Arribas, Sidnei, Fernando; Juanfran, Bergantinos, Fajr, Luisinho; Lucas; Rodriguez

Subs: Manu, Cani, Medunjanin, Dominguez, Luis Alberto, Lopo, Cardoso

Referee: Sanchez Martinez

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