Gerardo Martino has named a squad of eighteen for the game, including Valdés, Xavi and Neymar Sergio Busquets is suspended and Alves, who was ill this week, is also out
11:00PM Friday 03 Jan
Víctor Valdés, who was declared fully recovered earlier this week, is back in the squad after Gerardo Martino announced his eighteen for the game with Elche on Sunday afternoon at 16.00.
Two other players return: Xavi Hernández and Neymar. The Catalan has managed to put the trouble with his right soleus muscle behind him and the Brazilian is back after missing the last game through suspension.
It is now Sergio Busquets who has a suspension to serve, while Dani Alves has also been left out after a difficult week in which he missed some of the training sessions due to a fever.