Sergi Roberto comes in for Dani Alves as Barcelona make just two changes for this evening’s visit of Valencia in La Liga.
Alves came under fire for wearing a wig and pretending to be his girlfriend in an Instagram post, suggesting Barca’s Champions League elimination to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday “was just a game of football”.
Coach Luis Enrique and President Josep Maria Bartomeu have both since jumped to the right-back’s defence, yet he makes way for Sergi against Valencia, who in turn bring in Enzo Perez for Paco Alcacer.
Barca have gone three games without a League win and must end that run to restore their three-point lead on Atletico Madrid, while Los Che can achieve back-to-back victories for the first time in two months.
Barcelona: Bravo; Alba, Pique, Mascherano, Sergi; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Subs: Ter Stegen, Douglas, Alves, Bartra, Munir, Adriano, Vidal
Valencia: Diego Alves; Barragan, Mustafi, Abdennour, Siqueira; Perez, Parejo, Fuego; Mina, Rodrigo, Gomes
Subs: Cancelo, Santos, Negredo, Alcacer, Danilo, Gaya, Ryan
Referee: Fernandez Borbalan