BARCELONA, Spain (Sporting Alert) — Lionel Messi and Neymar both start for Barcelona in tonight’s Spanish La Liga clash against Sevilla at the Camp Nou, as the defending champions look to join the leaders at the top of the standings with a win.
Messi and Neymar will lead the attack, with Cristian Tello joining them in the search for goals, as both Alexis Sánchez and Cesc Fábregas start on the bench.
The familiar trio, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and Sergio Busquets start in midfield with the former two expected to be the main playmakers.
Javier Mascherano continues to play the center-back role alongside Gerard Pique, while Alex Song, Martin Montoya and Adriano all starting on the bench.
Kevin Gameiro is amongst the starters tonight for Sevilla, with Ivan Rakitic, Stéphane M’Bia, Jairo Samperio and Victor Machin all named in the starting XI for the visitors.
Barcelona v Sevilla Teams
Barcelona: Valdes, Alba, Mascherano, Pique, Dani Alves, Iniesta, Busquets, Xavi, Neymar, Andres Messi, Tello.
Subs: Pinto, Adriano, Montoya, Jonathan dos Santos, Alex Song, Fábregas, Alexis.
Sevilla: Beto, Coke, Cala, F. Navarro, Alberto Moreno, Cristóforo, Mbia, Jairo, Rakitic, Vitolo, Gameiro.
Subs: Javi Varas, Figueiras, Marin, Bacca, Iborra, Bryan Rabello, Trochowski.