Luis Enrique is without the injured Bravo, Sandro and Vermaelen, yet has Mathieu back among his ranks once again
With Sunday’s hotly anticipated derby just hours away, Luis Enrique has revealed his 18 players who will be available to face RCD Espanyol.
In what will be the final game of the season at Camp Nou (kick off 5.30pm CET), the manager has sprung no surprises in his selection.
He will, however, be without the injured Claudio Bravo, meaning that Masip enters the squad in his place. Vermaelen and Sandro are still not over their respective injuries yet Mathieu is back after more than a month on the sidelines. Adriano, Bartra and Douglas did not make the cut.
Therefore, the 18 man squad is as follows: Ter Stegen, Masip, Piqué, Rakitic, Busquets, Alves, Arda, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Munir, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Aleix Vidal, Mathieu.