Dani Alves, durant l'entrenament d'aquest divendres / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Tito Vilanova has called up 18 players for the game against Rayo Vallecano this Saturday night, with Dani Alves back in the squad after doctors gave him the medical okay today following the muscle injury he picked up against Real Madrid. Busquets, who was serving a European ban and missed the Glasgow Celtic game, is also back, whilst Mascherano, who is suspended following his red card at RiazoR, and Sergi Roberto, who is back with the B team, are both absent.

Three Barça B players in training session

The whole first team squad trained this morning ahead of the trip to Madrid on Saturday with Tello, Miguel Ángel and Quintillà from the B team joining in. Eusebio’s B team are also in action today – taking on Recreativo at the Miniestadi at 21.00.

Squad list for Rayo game

Valdés, Pinto, Montoya, Alves, Cesc, Xavi, Villa, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Busquets, Pedro, Dos Santos, Alba, Bartra, Adriano, Song and Tello