Barça left for Madrid on the morning of their game with Rayo Vallecano. Luis Enrique having announced the squad, the players set off for El Prat Airport to head for Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas on a 10.00 AM CET flight. Once they arrived, they were transferred directly to a hotel for some rest before the game.
Before travelling, Luis Enrique announced his squad. Despite being declared fit, Rafinha and Douglas have both been left out. There no places either for Montoya Sergi Roberto, Vermaelen and Masip, while Luis Suárez is still suspended.
The game at Vallecas kicks off at 6.00 PM CET.