Barcelona and Sevilla make a combined 14 changes for this evening’s La Liga clash at Camp Nou, with Aleix Vidal facing his former club.
With their midweek trip to Rayo Vallecano in mind, the Catalans make five alterations from the team which defeated Arsenal 2-0 in the Champions League, starting with Claudio Bravo for Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal.
Ex-sevillistas Dani Alves and Ivan Rakitic are dropped to the substitutes’ bench for Vidal and Arda Turan, while Jeremy Mathieu takes the place of Javier Mascherano in central defence and Andres Iniesta is rested for Sergi Roberto.
Sevilla, the last team to beat Barca all the way back in October, on the other hand, change nine from Thursday’s 1-0 loss to Molde, with Timothee Kolodziejczak and Vicente Iborra the only survivors.
Barcelona: Bravo; Vidal, Pique, Mathieu, Alba; Sergi, Busquets, Arda; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Subs: Ter Stegen, Bartra, Alves, Iniesta, Mascherano, Rakitic, Munir
Sevilla: Rico; Coke, Rami, Kolodziejczak, Tremoulinas; Cristoforo, N'Zonzi; Vitolo, Iborra, Krohn-Dehli; Gameiro
Subs: Soria, Figueiras, Escudero, Carrico, Reyes, Konoplyanka, Munoz
Referee: Jaime Latre