As the fate of the 2014/15 edition of La Liga is still undecided, Barcelona wants to focus on getting one step closer to the Spanish League title, beating Real Sociedad at Camp Nou on Saturday. In what could be the last domestic game of the season, coach Luis Enrique has selected an alternative squad.
Because of the high intensity shown in the Champions League semifinal first leg against Bayern Munich, and the second leg in Germany happening in just three days, it is natural to see Enrique making some deep rotations on the squad. Ivan Rakitic will not even be in uniform, as he will get a day off today. The rest of the usual players are in, but don't expect them all to start.
These are the eighteen men chosen by Lucho to form the squad for today's matchup:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Claudio Bravo
Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 14. Javier Mascherano, 15. Marc Bartra, 18. Jordi Alba, 21. Adriano Correia, 22. Dani Alves, 23. Thomas Vermaelen
Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Xavi Hernández, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 12. Rafinha Alcântara, 20. Sergi Roberto
Forwards: 7. Pedro Rodríguez, 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr.
Projected Starting Lineup (4-3-3) and substitutes:
Bravo; Alves, Piqué, Bartra, Adriano; Busquets, Xavi, Rafinha; Messi, Suárez, Neymar
Bench: Stegen; Mascherano, Alba, Vermaelen, Roberto, Iniesta, Pedro
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