Barcelona travel to Pamplona on Saturday evening to face Osasuna in the La Liga.
Barcelona will be looking to end a run of 3 consecutive draws in La Liga, and are coming off the back of a 4-0 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League. Osasuna are without a single victory at home this season, and they have only managed to win 1 game which came in a 2-1 victory at Eibar.
Luis Enrique’s men are 6 points off the top, and will be looking to put Osasuna away early in order to ease the pressure on themselves. Enrique will be confident of a victory, and Barcelona should cruise to an easy win in this fixture.
Neymar will definitely miss out having accumulated 5 yellow cards, which earns him an automatic one match suspension. Jeremy Mathieu is still missing through an injury, but Barcelona have no other injuries or suspensions ahead of the match.
Aleix Vidal and Masip have also been left out of the squad for this game.
Andres Iniesta – who played 60 minutes against Monchengladbach – could start ahead of Denis Suarez but Enrique is unlikely to risk rushing back his influential midfielder and will probably stick with the latter.
Arda Turan – who was very impressive in midweek with a hat-trick and an assist – will slot into the side to replace the suspended Neymar.
Following the squad’s final training session on Friday before the trip to Pamplona, Luis Enrique named his 18 man squad for the game in El Sadar, according to FCBarcelona.com
The confirmed 18-man squad is as follows:
Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis, Arda, A.Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Rafinha, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes and Umtiti.