NEWS
Thursday January 19 2017
Line-ups: Real Sociedad v Barcelona

Both Real Sociedad and Barcelona have opted for strong starting elevens as the Catalans seek to end their eight-game winless streak at Anoeta.

Jasper Cillessen and Lucas Digne both start in favour of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Jordi Alba while Ivan Rakitic is selected ahead of Denis Suárez, but other there are no other surprises as Neymar returns to line-up with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front.

There’s no Elustrondo for La Real in a re-altered back-line by Eusebio, but Carlos Vela unexpectedly starts despite a knee concern and will help Willian Jose up top for the Basques.

Real Sociedad: Rulli, Illarra, Iñigo Martinez, Prieto, Carlos Vela, Willian Jose, Aritz, Zurutuza, Oyarzabal, Yuri, Raul Navas

Subs: Ramirez, Juanmi, Granero, Canales, Hector Hernandez, Gaztanaga, Concha

Barcelona: Cillessen, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Pique, Digne, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Neymar

Subs: Masip, Denis Suárez, Turan, Mascherano, Alcácer, Alba, Gomes

Referee: Jose Luis Gonzalez

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