Mascherano named in squad of 18 to face Real Sociedad
The Argentinian has fully recovered and comes in for Sergi Roberto, who misses the 4.00pm CET kick-off with a sprained ankle
Luis Enrique has revealed his squad of 18 players for Saturday’s 4.00pm CET kick-off against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou. The biggest change with respect to the side that beat AS Roma 6-1 midweek is the return of Mascherano, who is back to full fitness after taking a knock at the Bernabéu and comes in for Sergi Roberto, who is out with a sprained ankle. Sandro is also back in the team after sitting out the Champions League game, but there is no place for Jordi Masip or the injured Douglas and Rafinha.
The full squad is as follows: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Dani Alves, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Bartra, Munir, Jordi Alba, Sandro, Adriano, Vermaelen and Mathieu.