Dani Alves is benched for Barcelona this evening as Athletic Bilbao are without Raul Garcia and Aritz Aduriz.

The Catalans make seven changes from the midweek win at Espanyol, starting with Claudio Bravo replacing Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal and Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique coming into defence.

Moving up the pitch, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta are back in midfield, while the ‘MSN’ of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all start in attack.

Athletic, meanwhile, replace the suspended Aduriz with Muniain as Oscar de Marcos continues as Los Leones’ No 10 in Garcia’s absence.

Barcelona: Bravo; Vidal, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Subs: Ter Stegen, Alves, Arda, Bartra, Munir, Sergi, Vermaelen

Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz; Boveda, Etxeita, Laporte, Balenziaga; San Jose, Benat; Eraso, De Marcos, Williams; Muniain

Subs: Iturraspe, Herrerin, Susaeta, Rico, Gurpegi, Sabin, Lekue

Referee: Mateu Lahoz