Neymar, Piqué and Alba named in squad

Neymar, Piqué and Alba named in squad

Tata Martino has named a provisional squad of 24 players for Saturday's Liga showdown at the Camp Nou Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba and Neymar Jr all trained on Friday and have been declared fit to play

Barça are revving up the engines for Saturday’s Liga title showdown against direct rivals Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou (6.00 PM CET). Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino has named all of his players in the squad, with the sole exception of Víctor Valdés, who is away in Germany receiving treatment for his injury. The full list therefore consists of Pinto, Olazábal, Montoya, Piqué, Cesc, Puyol, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Neymar Jr, Dos Santos, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio Busquets, Song, Jordi Alba, Afellay, Tello, Adriano, Dani Alves, Cuenca and Sergi Roberto.

Late changes

On Friday morning, the aforesaid players were all at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for a training session that was fully focused on the only thing Barça can do to retain their Liga crown – beat Atlético Madrid. There will be one final session in the stadium itself on the morning of the match.

Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba and Neymar were all involved today, and were given full medical clearance afterwards. The trio have made excellent progress with their injuries over the last few days, and all of them are available for selection for the final match of the season.

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