MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 21:58:35
Mar 4, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
5-0
Celta Vigo
Messi (24', 64'), Neymar (40'), Rakitic (57'), Umtiti (61')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Team News: Gerard Pique back for Barcelona

Team News: Pique back for Barcelona
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Gerard Pique returns to the fold as Barcelona welcome Celta Vigo to Camp Nou.

Gerard Pique has returned to the fold as Barcelona welcome Celta Vigo to Camp Nou this evening.

Luis Enrique makes two changes from the starting XI that claimed a 6-1 win over Sporting Gijon on Wednesday as he prepares to face his former side.

Both of those changes come in defence as Pique and Sergi Roberto return to join up with Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba, while Javier Mascherano is made to start the game among the substitutes.

Enrique played a 3-4-3 against Gijon but switches back to a 4-3-3 today, with Denis Suarez making way from the midfield as Rafinha, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets provide support for attacking trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

Jeremy Mathieu is absent from the matchday squad after spraining his ankle, while Andre Gomes also misses out on the game after a bout of vomiting.

For the visitors, manager Eduardo Berizzo makes four changes to the side that managed a 2-2 draw with Espanyol in midweek.

Iago Aspas and John Guidetti keep their places up front, with Theo Bongonda operating just behind the pair as Pione Sisto drops down to the bench.

Marcelo Diaz is also relegated to the substitutes as Hugo Mallo joins Jonny, Daniel Wass and Nemanja Radoja in the middle of the field.

Centre-back Andreu Fontas saw red against Espanyol and is replaced by Facundo Roncaglia as Berizzo switches to three at the back, while there is also a change between the sticks as Sergio Alvarez comes in for Ruben Blanco.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Umtiti, Alba, Piqué; Rakitic, Rafinha, Busquets; Neymar, Messi, Suarez
Subs: Cillessen, Denis Suarez, Arda Turan, Iniesta, Mascherano, Paco Alcacer, Digne

Celta Vigo: Sergio; Roncaglia, Gomez, Cabral; Mallo, Radoja, Wass, Jonny; Bongonda; Aspas, Guidetti
Subs: Villar, Diaz, Sisto, Beauvue, Jozabed, Planas, Rossi

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona155641717021
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Valladolid155551315-220
13Real Sociedad155461818019
14EibarEibar155461923-419
15Valencia153931212018
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao152851523-814
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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