Line-ups: Barca-Sporting

Gerard Pique is back from suspension for Barcelona’s visit of Sporting Gijon in La Liga this evening.

Pique missed Barca’s 8-0 demolition of Deportivo La Coruna on Wednesday due to a one-game ban for 10 yellow cards, and he returns in place of Riazor goalscorer Marc Bartra.

Elsewhere for the Catalans, Dani Alves makes way for Sergi Roberto at right-back, with Aleix Vidal and Douglas both absent on technical grounds.

Sporting, meanwhile, drop former Barca youngster and top goalscorer Antonio Sanabria to the substitutes’ bench, but Blaugrana loanee Alen Halilovic is allowed to keep his place in the hole.

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

Subs: Ter Stegen, Alves, Arda, Rafinha, Bartra, Munir, Adriano

Sporting Gijon: Cuellar; Vranjes, Hernandez, Lichnovsky, Lopez; Mascarell, Rachid; Perez, Halilovic, Menendez; Guerrero

Subs: Dennis, Alvarez, Lora, Canella, Castro, Carmona, Sanabria

Referee: Clos Gomez