Luis Enrique gives his team-talk at the Ciutat Esportiva / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Luis Enrique has announced his squad of eighteen players to travel to Villarreal on Sunday for a game that could see Barcelona extend their lead on Atlético Madrid to eleven points after the latter were surprisingly defeated by Sporting Gijón on Saturday.

The Barça manager has decided not to include any of Masip, Vermaelen Douglas or Rafinha in his team, the latter being left out despite being declared match fit this week after a six month absence. Andrés Iniesta, due to minor fitness concerns, and the injured Sandro also miss out on the 4.00pm CET kick-off.

The full list is thus as follows: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Alves, Arda, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Bartra, Munir, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu.

The available players trained for the last time at the Ciutat Esportiva training ground on Saturday afternoon, and afterwards headed straight to El Prat for the flight south, which is due to land at around 8.30pm CET.

Once they arrive, they will be staying at the Hotel Luz Castellón.

FC Barcelona Training Session before Villarreal by fcbarcelona
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