Nine points at stake as Barça face three league games in the space of eight days. The first of the trio comes on Saturday at Camp Nou against a Real Sociedad side who currently sit in 10th place in La Liga. For the 8.45pm CEST kick off, Ernesto Valverde announced his 18 man squad on Friday. The list is as follows:
Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal and Umtiti. Left out are Todibo, Murillo and Boateng with Rafinha and Vermaelen are still missing due to injury.
On Friday the team trained for the final time before the visit of Real Sociedad. Umtiti and Vermaelen trained with the group as did Iñaki Peña from Barça B.