Luis Enrique has announced the 18 players who are in the matchday squad to face Espanyol at the Camp Nou
FC Barcelona face Espanyol today at 8.45pm CET at the Camp Nou. The Barcelona derby corresponds to the 16th league fixture of the season. Luis Enrique's men come into this game following a clear victory over Osasuna at El Sadar and they face an Espanyol side who are flying high.
The Asturian coach has annouced the 18 players who have been called up for this Sunday's match with the big news being Neymar Jr.'s return from suspension. The list includes: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Arda Turan, Iniesta, Luis Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto and Umtiti. Masip, André Gomes and Aleix Vidal have been left out by the manager and Mathieu is still recovering from injury.
The blaugranas will try and win their final La Liga fixture of the year in order to close the gap on the league leaders as Real Madrid are otherwise engaged with the Club World Cup. Luis Enrique's team will play their final game of the calendar year on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey return leg against Hércules.