Line-ups: Malaga-Barca

Lionel Messi is fit enough to start Barcelona’s trip to Malaga in La Liga this afternoon, but Neymar misses out.

The Argentine picked up a knock in the midweek 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao but has been given the green light to feature at La Rosaleda, although there is no such luck for the No 11, who is suffering from hamstring pain.

Elsewhere, Claudio Bravo returns in goal, with Aleix Vidal, Thomas Vermaelen and Adriano all coming into the back four.

In midfield, Arda Turan drops into Ivan Rakitic’s place, the Croat being demoted to the substitutes’ bench, while Luis Suarez returns from his Copa del Rey suspension and Munir El Haddadi keeps his place in attack following his goal at San Mames.

Despite being defeated at home last season, Barca have lost just three times to Malaga since their initial promotion in 1999.

Malaga: Kameni; Rosales, Angeleri, Weligton, Torres; Juanpi, Recio, Camacho, Castro; Cop, Charles

Subs: Ochoa, Albentosa, Horta, Tissone, Duda, Santa Cruz, Fornals

Barcelona: Bravo; Vidal, Mascherano, Vermaelen, Adriano; Busquets, Arda, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Munir

Subs: Ter Stegen, Mathieu, Bartra, Alves, Sergi, Rakitic, Sandro

Referee: Clos Gomez