SUBS: Sergino Dest, Miralem Pjanic, Ousmane Dembele, Inaki Pena, Samuel Umtiti, Alex Collado, Pedri, Neto, Matheus Fernandes, Jordi Alba, Konrad De la Fuente.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Óscar Mingueza, Frenkie de Jong, Clement Lenglet, Junior Firpo; Ilaix Moriba, Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig; Trincao, Lionel Messi (c), Antoine Griezmann.
Alaves nabbed a much-needed win over Real Valladolid last time out to end a six-game winless streak in the league. Abelardo Fernández’s team are still 16th though and remain in the thick of a relegation battle. Anything other than a heavy defeat here would probably be welcome.
Barcelona are in blistering league form and sit fourth in La Liga at the moment. Ronald Koeman’s team are staking a serious claim to be Atletico Madrid’s nearest challengers at the top and will reclaim second place for now with a victory here.
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