Elsewhere, Sergio Busquets, who this morning was linked with a summer move to Manchester City, has dropped down to the bench. His place in the holding midfield role has gone to youngster Sergi Roberto.
As for the home side, they have handed a first start to striker Giuseppe Rossi following his recent arrival from Fiorentina.
Levante: Marino; Tono, Feddal, Navarro, Lopez; Simao, Verza, Morales, Lerma; Rossi, Deyverson
Orban, Xumetra, Camarasa, Ruben, Cuero, Ghilas, Medjani
Barcelona: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Roberto, Rakitic, Iniesta; Neymar, Suarez, Messi
Subs: Ter Stegen, Busquets, Turan, Bartra, Munir, Vial, Mathieu
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