After the recent break for international matches, the league return this weekend with the Catalan derby between Barça and Espanyol. Coach Ernesto Valverde has announced the following 18 man list for the Saturday's 4.15pm CET kick off:
Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Prince, S. Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal, Umtiti and Iñaki Peña.
Out injured are O. Dembélé, Rafinha and Cillessen, the latter with a hip injury and his return will be determined by his recovery. Todibo, Murillo and Vermaelen have also been left out.
On Friday the team trained for the final time before the game against Espanyol. The session featured all the available first team player at the Ciutat Esportiva with Arturo Vidal present, the final player to return after international duty. Also taking part in the session was Arnau Tenas of the U19A squad.