Barcelona have named a 19-man squad for the encounter with Real Valladolid on Saturday evening, with the injured duo of Alex Song and Adriano the main absentees. The Cameroon international misses out due to a knee problem, while the Brazilian is suffering from a muscle strain in his left leg.
However, Andrés Iniesta has been passed fit for the meeting at the José Zorrilla stadium. This news comes despite the midfielder spending the week training separately from the team in the gym at the club's training complex. The following players will therefore be available to stand-in coach Jordi Roura: Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Xavi, Villa, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Dos Santos, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio, Pedro, Jordi Alba, Montoya and Tello.