Barcelona v Espanyol – Confirmed line ups – Arda starts on the bench

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Arda Turan stars on the bench tonight for Barcelona’s crucial encounter with their city rivals Espanyol in the Spanish league.

The Catalan giants need a win as they look to maintain their place at the top of the La Liga.

Barcelona can take another step closer to the La Liga title if they can overcome Catalan rivals Espanyol at Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon.

The former Galatasaray midfielder was unable to play for the first six months of his Barcelona career due to a FIFA imposed transfer ban on the club.

Turan has gone onto make just nine starts for the Catalan giant and has been linked with moves away from the club.

Barcelona v Espanyol

Kick-Off: 16:00 (GMT)
Stadium: Camp Nou

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Piqué. Rakitic, Sergio, Alves, A.Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, J.Alba
Subs: Masip, Arda, Rafinha, Munir, S.Roberto. Aleix Vidal, Mathieu

Espanyol: Pau; Gonzalez, Duarte, Roco, Duarte; Asensio, Diop, Sanchez; Burgui, Moreno, Perez
Subs: Pau López; Javi López, Enzo Roco, Duarte, V.Álvarez, Diop, Cañas, V.Sánchez, Hernán Pérez, Asensio and Caicedo

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