The Barça captain returns to the match day squad having missed the Barcelona derby while Rafinha, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu, through injury, and Masip miss out
FC Barcelona are ready for the game against Villarreal at the Camp Nou this Saturday at 6.30pm CET in the 36th La Liga fixture of the season. The blaugranas need a win to stay in the title reace but they will face a team which is fighting for Champions League qualification.
Luis Enrique has his captain available Andrés Iniesta available again for this crucial clash following his absence for the derby against Espanyol. However, Rafinha, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu are still absent through injury. Finally, Jordi Masip is the player left out of the match day squad by the coaching team.
Therefore, the full 18-player squad for the Villarreal game is: Ter Stegen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis, Arda, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Cillessen, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes and Umtiti.