LuisEnrique is bringing 18 players to SanMamés. The coach has included all available first-team players except Jordi Masip, Martín Montoya and Sergi Roberto, and the injured Douglas and Thomas Vermaelen. No Barça B players made the list.
Marc Bartra – who was left out of the squad for the last weekend's win over Villarreal – returns to the list for the 9.00pm (CET) match pitting FC Barcelona and Athletic ClubdeBilbao. Should Barça win, they'll draw to within one point of leaders RealMadrid, who fell 4–0 on Saturday to Atlético Madrid.
Athletic Club head coach Ernesto Valverde's list for the match versus Barça includes: Iraizoz, Toquero, Aurtenetxe, Laporte, San José, Beñat, De Marcos, Ibai, Iago Herrerín, Susaeta, X.Etxeita, Mikel Rico, Gurpegi, Muniain, Aduriz, Aketxe, Balenziaga, Unai López, and Williams.