LIVEBLOG: Sporting vs. Barca

Live coverage as Sporting Gijon and Barcelona complete their week 16 obligations and meet at El Molinon.

The game was rearranged from December due to the Catalans’ Club World Cup commitments and, having landed that trophy, Luis Enrique takes his side to his old stomping ground in the midst of a 30-game unbeaten run.

Asturian Enrique began his career with Sporting and was a childhood friend and teammate of tonight’s opposing trainer Abelardo.

Barca will go six points clear of Atletico Madrid and seven ahead of Real Madrid with a victory while Sporting are two points and as many places clear of the relegation zone.

Team news on the 17:30 UK time kick-off is here, and readers on a mobile or live blog can click here.

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