Luis Enrique announces his matchday squad to face Las Palmas
Masip, Piqué, Denis and Sergi Roberto are left out for this evening's game at the Camp Nou whereas André Gomes, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu come back into the squad
09:18AM Saturday 14 Jan
Barça host Las Palmas at 4.15pm CET at the Camp Nou. After ensuring the team qualified for the quarter finals of the Copa del Rey, the blaugranas want to put pressure on the league leader and cut the gap as soon as possible. In order to do this they will need to beat a team who have always made it difficult for the Catalans and who are high up in the table in eighth place. Luis Enrique, who has the whole squad available, has decided to leave Masip, Piqué, Denis and Sergi Roberto out and bring in André Gomes, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu, who all missed out last time around.
The final squad of 18 selected to play against UD Las Palmas looks like this: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Rakitic, Sergio, Arda, A.Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal, Umtiti and Mathieu.