David Villa back on the bench: Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Live

BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — David Villa returns to the bench tonight for Barcelona’s Spanish La Liga clash against Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou.

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The Spanish international was in good scoring form in the Spanish Cup in midweek when given the starting place, but is back on the bench for the league game.

Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Pedro and Cesc Fabregas head the attacking front line for Barcelona, who will look to extend its lead at the top of the league table, with Real Madrid slated to play against Atletico Madrid later today.

Also on the bench for Barcelona are Carles Puyol, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Song.

Striker Fernando Llorente is amongst the substitutes for Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Starting Team

Barcelona Team (4-3-3) 1. Victor Valdes, 18. Jordi Alba, 14. Javier Mascherano, 3. Gerard Pique, 21. Adriano, 4. Cesc Fabregas, 16. Sergio Busquets, 6. Xavi, 8. Andres Iniesta, 10. Lionel Andres Messi, 17. Pedro Rodriguez

Athletic Bilbao Team: (4-2-3-1) 1. Gorka Iraizoz, 3. Jon Aurtenetxe, 5. Fernando Amorebieta, 23. Borja Ekiza, 28. Jonas Ramalho, 8. Ander Iturraspe, 21. Ander Herrera, 20. Aritz Aduriz, 14. Markel Susaeta, 10. Oscar de Marcos, 11. Ibai Gomez

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