TEAM NEWS: Eric Abidal starts for title-chasing Barcelona at Levante

Pep Guardiola gives the Frenchman, who only recently returned after having a tumour removed from his liver, a place as Ibrahim Afellay and Seydou Keita make the grade
Barcelona are hoping to clinch their third consecutive league title when they meet Levante tonight, and the starting XI reflects the occasion with Lionel Messi starting up front.

Barca need to win or draw the game to wrap up the Liga title with two games to spare.

Here are the confirmed line-ups for the battle in Valencia against mid-table Levante.

Levante 4-2-3-1: Munua; Venta, Ballesteros, Nano, Juanfran; Iborra, Torres; Valdo, Suarez, Xisco, Caicedo.

Subs: Reina, Cerra, Rodas, Larrea, Pallardo, Montero, Stuani, Wellington.

Barcelona 4-3-3: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets, Keita; Afellay, Messi, Villa.

Subs: Pinto, Maxwell, Bartra, Fontas, Iniesta, Alcantara, Bojan, Jeffren, Pedro

Our  provides the best breaking news online and our  football fan community is unmatched worldwide. Never miss a thing again!