SPORTING ALERT – Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano and Rafinha both start for Barcelona in today’s Spanish La Liga clash with Leganes at Butarque.
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Barcelona head into this game looking to bounce back from the last performance in the league, which saw them shockingly going down 2-1 to Deportivo Alavés and sit fifth in the La Liga standings.
Luis Enrique’s men did warmup though for this encounter with a 7-0 thrashing of Celtic in the Champions League.
Captain Iniesta returns to starting XI and will play in the midfield, with Andre Gomes on the bench.
The Spanish international who scored a stunning volley against Celtic comes in to play alongside Ivan Rakitic, with Sergio Busquets left out of the team that played against Celtic.
Mascherano and Rafinha come into the starting lineup team as well as Enrique continues to rotate his squad to keep things fresh.
The world-class frontline is made up of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
Messi is coming off a brilliant hat-trick against Celtic in midweek, while Suarez collected a brace and Neymar added four assists and a goal.
Leganes: Jon Ander Serantes Simón, Victor David Diaz Miguel, Unai Bustinza, Pablo Insua, Carl Medjani, Diego Rico Salguero, Unai Lopez, Javi Lopez, Gabriel Appelt Pires, Mamadou Kone, Darwin Machis. Subs: Alberto Brignoli, Martin Mantovani, Alberto Martin-Romo Garcia-Adamez, Miguel Ángel Guerrero, Alexander Szymanowski, Ruben Perez, Omar
Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Rafinha, Jordi Alba, Javier Mascherano, Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar. Subs: Jasper Cillessen, Jeremy Mathieu, Denis Suarez, Sergi Roberto, Arda Turan, Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer, Arda Turan.