Ernesto Valverde announces his 18 man list for Saturday's away trip to Mendizorroza (kick off 9.30pm CEST)
Six points separate Ernesto Valverde's team from the league title and on Tuesday they have a chance to claim three of them. The blaugranes travel to Alavés, one of the revelations of the season, for the 9.30pm kick off in Vitoria and coach Valverde's 18 man squad is as follows:
Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal, Umtiti and Vermaelen.
Left out are I. Rakitic, Todibo, Murilloand Boateng with Rafinha still missing due to injury.
Final session and green light for Vermaelen
On Monday the team trained for the final ahead of the game against Deportivo Alavés. The session saw all the available players involved at the Ciutat Esportiva with Todibo returning to train with his team mates. Iñaki Peña from the B side also trained and Thomas Vermaelen received the medical all clear to make the trip to Vitoria.