Squad of 19 named for Valencia

Bartra and Tello have been dropped from the final squad while Abidal and Dos Santos remain on the injury list


Valdés, Pinto, Montoya, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Puyol, Alba, Adriano, Busquets, Song, Thiago, Xavi, Cesc, Iniesta, Pedro, Alexis, Villa and Messi

Jordi Roura has announced a squad of 19 players for this Sunday’s away clash with Valencia (7 pm, Canal+ Liga and GolT). Bartra and Tello have been left out while Abidal and Dos Santos are still on the injury list. One further name will have to be excluded from the squad before kickoff.

There’s just one change from the squad that drew midweek in Madrid, with Montoya coming in for Bartra. The team will travel to Valencia on Sunday morning.

Applause for Piqué and Cuenca

The squad was announced after training on Saturday morning, with Marc Muniesa, from Barça B, joining the senior players. There was a round of applause for birthday boy Gerard Piqué, who is 26 today, as well as for Isaac Cuenca, who is going on loan to Ajax for the rest of the season.