(Sporting Alert) — Barcelona are without the injured Lionel Messi for today’s Spanish La Liga clash with Mallorca at Camp Nou.
This means that Messi’s 19-match scoring streak in La Liga will finally come to an end.
With the Argentine international out, Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez are joined by Cristian Tello in the attack as the La Liga leaders look to go back 13 points clear at the top.
Andres Iniesta starts in midfield with Thiago and Alex Song, with Sergio Busquets and David Villa starting on the bench and Xavi left out completely.
Victor Valdés (suspended), Javier Mascherano and Carles Puyol are all injured and miss the game so too is Pedro.
Former Tottenham attacker Giovani dos Santos is amongst the starters tonight for Mallorca, with his brother Jonathan dos Santos on the Barcelona bench.
Barcelona: (4-3-3) Jose Pinto, Martin Montoya, Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra, Dani Alves, Andres Iniesta, Alex Song, Thiago, Cristian Tello, Cesc Fabregas, Alexis Sanchez.
Subs: Oier Olazabal, Eric Abidal, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Jonathan dos Santos, Gerard Deulofeu, David Villa.
Mallorca: Dudu Aouate, Kevin, Pedro Bigas, Jose Nunes, Alan Hutton, Tomas Pina, Fernando Tissone, Giovani dos Santos, Alejandro Alfaro, Emilio Nsue, Tomer Hemed.