It was feared that the in-form frontman might not be able to start tonight's game at the Camp Nou after coming off early at the weekend and reportedly missing a portion of Monday's training session.
However, he is in the starting lineup for tonight's tussle between La Liga's top two and is joined in attack by former Barca man David Villa.
Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Fabregas, Messi, Neymar
Subs: Oier, Adriano, Song, Bartra, Sergi Roberto, Alexis, Pedro
Atletico: Courtois; Juanfran, Godín, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Arda Turan; Villa, Diego Costa
Subs: Aranzubia, Alderweireld, Insua, Mario Suarez, Cristian Rodriguez, Sosa, Diego