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Predicted Barcelona lineup against Valencia: Rotations (of players and attitude)

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You're still drunk in sadness after Wednesday? Well, you should be. But hey, the Champions League is over for Barcelona and there is no way back, so let's move along and win La Liga. The road to do that starts on Sunday, against Valencia at Camp Nou.

After four brutal games in a row the last two weeks, we could see a different Barcelona lineup this weekend. Here is a prediction:


Vidal - Piqué - Vermaelen - Alba

Rakitic - Roberto - Iniesta

Messi - Suárez - Neymar

This could (and should) be a good opportunity to rotate the squad. There aren't many options because of injuries and suspensions (Arda Turan is out after collecting five yellow cards in record time), but Lucho has a chance to freshen up the team a bit. Bring in some reserves who are certainly hungry and want to play their hardest, give the tired legs a good rest, and just sit the ones that have been playing poorly.

Dani Alves is not doing so well lately, so Aleix Vidal -- who comes back from injury -- might have a shot at playing. From the first months of his Barça career, it's clear he is comfortable playing at Camp Nou and against weaker opponents to gain some confidence. Javier Mascherano is exhausted, and he might get a day off. I would love to see Marc Bartra play at least half of the final games of what could be his final season, but we know that ain't happening, so Thomas Vermaelen could get a start.

Sergio Busquets is another tired player not at his best, and Sergi Roberto seems to be the only player on the squad right now immune to the horrible recent form, so it's a good idea to give him a go Sunday. The front three will never be touched, so 'MSN' starts for sure.

What do you think, Blaugranes? What changes would you make to the team, if any at all?

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