Sergio Busquets back in the squad to face Real Sociedad
The midfielder returns to duty after being suspended in Turin, but Javier Mascherano is out through injury and Neymar Jr is serving a suspension of his own
Catalonia may be enjoying an Easter break at the moment, but there is no time for rest at Barça with a crunch Liga fixture at home to Real Sociedad coming up on Saturday at 8.45pm CET (TICKETS). On the morning of the match Luis Enrique announced the 18 players whose services will be required, with the absence of Neymar Jr through suspension one of his most pressing concerns.
Sergio Busquets is back in the side after sitting out the game at Juventus through a suspension of his own. In addition to long-term absentees through injury Aleix Vidal and Rafinha, Arda Turan is still not back to full fitness and Javier Mascherano has been added to the list of unavailable players with a calf problem.
The only unforced absence is goalkeeper Jordi Masip, while Carles Aleñá and Alex Cardona of Barça have once again been called up for first team duty.
The complete squad is therefore as follows: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Iniesta, Luis Suárez, Messi, Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Umtiti, Mathieu, Aleñá (28) and Cardona (39).