(Sporting Alert) — Lionel Messi and Neymar are both in the starting line up for Barcelona for today’s preseason friendly football clash with Thailand as part of their 2013 Asian Tour.
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Neymar, who has recovered from anemia, started on the bench for Barcelona in their last game against his former club Santos, starts today for Alexis Sanchez.
The Brazilian international plays alongside Messi and Pedro in the Barca’s three man attack.
Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas also starts for the La Liga side, which is reluctant to sell the Spanish international as they see him as a big part of what they want to do this season.
Alex Song and Sergi Roberto are also in the starting lineup.
Xavi, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba are all on the bench.
Barcelona team: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Bagnack, Adriano, Song, Fàbregas, Sergi Roberto, Pedro, Messi and Neymar.
Subs: Pinto, Montoya, Xavi, Iniesta, Sanchez, Jonathan dos Santos, Mascherano, Bartra, Busquets, Jordi Alba, Tello
Thailand team: Rawangpa, Suree Sukha, Cholratit Jantakam, Artit Daosawang, Theeraton Boonmatan, Adul Lahsoh, Narubodin Weerawatnodom, Sakda Joemdee, Chatree Chimtalay, Sumanya Purisai, D.C.