Line-ups: Leganes-Barca

Paco Alcacer keeps his place in Barcelona's attack for their trip to Leganes in La Liga this afternoon.

Alcacer stays out on the right of Barca's front three after his brace against Sevilla a fortnight ago, but Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti are preferred to Thomas Vermaelen in central defence, despite both being one yellow card away from one-match bans.

Indeed, it is an unchanged XI named by Ernesto Valverde from the visit of the Andalusians, with none of his big names rested for the midweek Champions League clash with Juventus.

However, Arda Turan, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Andre Gomes and Ousmane Dembele are all stuck on the treatment table for the Catalans, who will provisionally move 11 points clear of their Madrid rivals with a win.

Leganes, meanwhile, went from having La Liga’s joint-best defence alongside Barca to shipping five goals in their last two games, both of which ended in defeat.

Nonetheless, Watford loanee Nordin Amrabat has passed a late fitness test to lead Los Pepineros' forward line, having returned from helping Morocco qualify for the World Cup with a knock.

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Leganes: Cuellar; Zaldua, Munoz, Siovas, Diego Rico; Ruben, Gabriel; El Zhar, Eraso, Szymanowski; Amrabat

Subs: Bustinza, Gumbau, Beauvue, Champagne, Raul Garcia, Mauro, Brasanac

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Alcacer, Messi, Suarez

Subs: Denis, Cillessen, Paulinho, Deulofeu, Digne, Vidal, Vermaelen

Referee: Undiano Mallenco

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