Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona: First test of the new year

Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona: First test of the new year

The only change with respect to Luis Enrique's last squad selection is the inclusion of Dani Alves for Sunday's trip to San Sebastian (9.00pm CET)

[[DES_1]]Barça will start 2015 with a difficult road trip to Anoeta, home of Real Sociedad (9.00pm CET). After a 14 day break, this is the team’s first game since ending 2015 with a draw at Getafe and two big wins at the Camp Nou (8-1 against Huesca and 5-0 against Cordoba).

Alves back

Luis Enrique has named his 18 players (17 from the first team and Munir of Barça B). The big news is that Dani Alves has been declared fit after recovering from a hamstring injury sustained against Getafe three weeks ago, but there are no places for Masip, Bartra, Douglas, Sergi Roberto or Adriano, in addition to the injured Vermaelen.

Real Sociedad could recover striker Agirretxe, while there are still doubts concerning Mexican forward Carlos Vela. However, Zaldúa, Elustondo, Mikel González and Zurutuza are all out through injury.

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