Goal.com invites you to select your Barca starting XI against los Blanquillos...
Pep Guardiola will be without two of his key men for the clash as midfield playmaker Xavi and left back Eric Abidal are both out injured. Maxwell will continue to deputise for the Frenchman in defence.
Lionel Messi is also a doubt for the clash as he is currently suffering from a gum complaint, and the Blaugrana physios will evaluate his condition ahead of tomorrow's game in La Romareda. Guardiola has therefore selected an extra player in his squad in case the Argentine is not ready to take to the pitch.
There are no other injury problems for the Blaugrana, who are contending with a packed fixture list as the Primera Division prepares for an extra round of midweek games before the Champions League resumes at the end of the month.
Guardiola has therefore selected the following 19-man squad:
Goalkeepers: Victor Valdes, Jose Manuel Pinto
Defenders: Dani Alves, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Gabriel Milito,Rafael Marquez, Maxwell
Midfielders: Yaya Toure, Seydou Keita, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thierry Henry, Pedro Rodriguez, Bojan Krkic
Please leave your ideal XI in the comments box below, using hyphens to separate positions working from right to left. For example, here is the team that could line-up in a 4-3-3 formation:
Valdes - Dani Alves, Pique, Puyol, Maxwell - Busquets, Toure, Iniesta - Messi, Ibrahimovic, Henry
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