Barcelona v Atletico Madrid: Confirmed Starting Line-ups – Arda Turan will not start on his 29th birthday

Barcelona v Sporting

La Liga leaders Barcelona take on second placed Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou in one of the most highly anticipated clashes of the weekend.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has decided not to start Arda Turan against his former side Atletico Madrid.

Turan missed the mid-week Spanish Cup game against Athletic Bilbao but has since recovered and has been included in the match day squad.

The game will hold special importance for the bearded winger as he joined Barcelona from the Rojiblancos over the summer after spending three seasons in Madrid.

Barcelona will be without Batra, Jordi Masip, Sandro Ramírez and Adriano Correia are all out but Neymar who was a doubt has been given the nod.

Barcelona – Atletico Madrid

Stadium: Camp Nou

Kick-Off: 15:00 GMT

Barcelona Starting Line-up (4-3-3): 13.Bravo 3.Piqué 4.Rakitic 5.Sergio 6.Alves 8.Iniesta 9.Suárez 10.Messi 11.Neymar Jr 14.Mascherano 18.Jordi Alba

Subs: 1. Ter Stegen 7. Arda Turan 17. Munir 20. Sergi Roberto 22. Aleix Vida l23. Vermaelen 24. Mathieu

Manager: Luis Enrique

Atlético Madrid Starting Line-up (4-4-2): Oblak, Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Augusto, Koke, Saúl, Carrasco and Griezmann


Manager: Diego Simeone

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