Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba and Aleix Vidal, fit and in the squad
Luis Enrique can count on the three fit again defenders for the home game against Málaga, while Iniesta, Umtiti and Mathieu miss out through injury and Suárez is suspended
FC Barcelona is ready for Saturday's game against Málaga at 4.15pm CET in LaLiga's 12th fixture of the season. Luis Enrique has announced the list of 18 players in today's matchday squad in which Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba and Aleix Vidal return. The three defenders have recovered from their respective injuries and are now available for selection for this afternoon's game against Camp Nou. The squad also includes the Barça B's Marlon Santos who has trained with the first team during the week.
On the other hand, Andrés Iniesta,Jérémy Mathieu and Umtiti, who came back early fromhis international commitments due to a bicep tear, are still recovering from their injuries. Suárez also misses out as he is suspended following his fifth yellow card of the season in the game against Sevilla at the Sánchez-Pizjuán in the last league game. Finally, the Asturian coach has left Jordi Masip out.
Therefore, the final matchday squad in full is: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis, Arda Turan, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal and Marlon. Luis Enrique's team are looking to get a win in the first game following the international break. This game is the first in a run of ten games in little under a month in the lead up to Christmas.