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Pep Guardiola has decided to rest a host of stars ahead of next week's Champions League final against Manchester United

Barcelona have once again rested a host of star names for Saturday's La Liga fixture against Malaga.

With next week's Champions League final in mind, Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Carlos Puyol, Gerard Pique, David Villa have all been left out of the squad completely.

Seydou Keita, Jonathan Dos Santos and Javier Mascherano all drop to the bench after last week's 0-0 draw against Deportivo with Maxwell, Sergi Roberto and Adriano coming into the starting line-up.

The makeshift line-up will be looking to impress Guardiola ahead of Europe's showcase event against Manchester United next Saturday.


Malaga starting XI:
Cabellero; Gamez, Kris, Weligton, Eliseu; Apono, Camacho; Fernandez, Maresca, Duda; Juanmi

Substitutes: Portillo, Silva, Gaspar, Fernando, Recio, Arnau, Rosario

Barcelona starting XI: Pinto; Bartra, Fontas, Abidal, Maxwell; Adriano, Thiago, Sergi Roberto; Afellay, Jeffren, Bojan

Substitutes: Pedro, Keita, Mascherano, Oier, Dos Santos, Busquets, Alves

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