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LIGA BBVA | REAL VALLADOLID VS BARCELONA

Barcelona take on Valladolid aiming to seal a win for Tito

In a starting line-up picked in consultation with Tito Vilanova, Puyol, Iniesta and Villa start on the bench for Barça as they seek a win for their absent boss.

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Barcelona take on Valladolid aiming to seal a win for Tito

Barcelona will play their first league game since their coach, Tito Vilanova, underwent surgery. In consultation with Vilanova, stand-in coach Jordi Roura has selected an eleven which contains more changes than expected. Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta and David Villa are named on the bench, while Cesc Fábregas, Alex Song and Adriano are out injured. The Barcelona line-up will be: Víctor Valdés; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Thiago; Pedro, Messi and Alexis.

Meanwhile, opponents Valladolid will play without Patrick Ebert and Álvaro Rubio. The hosts' starting eleven will be: Dani; Rukavina, Marc Valiente, Sereno, Balenziaga; Sastre, Víctor Pérez; Omar, Óscar, Bueno; Manucho.

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