FC Barcelona’s 18-man squad for Las Palmas trip

Suárez, Neymar Jr and Messi during today's training session / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba return to the squad while Masip, Douglas, Piqué and Adriano have been left out, as well as the suspended Busquets

FC Barcelona take on Las Palmas on Saturday (4.00pm CET) at Estadio Gran Canaria for Week 25 of La Liga.

After gaining a six-point advantage at the top of the table following the midweek win over Sporting Gijón, another three points is the objective for Barça in order to preserve their lead over nearest rivals Atlético Madrid as well as their unbeaten run which stands at 31 games.

Luis Enrique will be without midfield lynchpin Sergio Busquets due to suspension, and the injured Rafinha. The manager has also decided to leave out Masip, Douglas, Piqué and Adriano.

Therefore, the 18 man squad for the visit to Gran Canaria is as follows: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Rakitic, Alves, Arda, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Bartra, Munir, Sandro, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen, Mathieu.

Shortly before announcing the squad and setting off for Las Palmas, the team trained at the Tito Vilanova field.

The team will leave Barcelona at 6.30pm CET from El Prat airport and the flight will take around three and a half hours.