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Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Rests First Team Stars For Champions League Visit Of Rubin Kazan

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has given a number of his first team stars a rest for the Champions League encounter with Rubin Kazan tomorrow evening.

Xavi, David Villa, Dani Alves and Pedro Rodriguez have all been omitted from the match squad for the clash with the Russian side in Catalunya.

Also, defender Gabriel Milito is carrying a knock and has been left out of the list, while Seydou Keita is suffering from discomfort from a tendon injury and has been excluded as a precaution.

Youth team graduates Victor Vazquez, Jonathan dos Santos and Marc Bartra are among the names who have been promoted to take first team duties for the closing group game.

The squad list in full:

Goalkeepers: Valdes, Pinto

Defenders: Pique, Puyol, Bartra, Fontas, Abidal

Midfielders: Iniesta, Mascherano, Busquets, Maxwell, Adriano, Thiago, Victor Vazquez, Jonathan dos Santos

Attackers: Bojan, Messi, Jeffren.

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