Barcelona v Gijon – confirmed line ups – Arda Turan fit to start

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 06: Arda Turan of FC Barcelona looks on during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arda Turan has starts in the bench today for Barcelona’s clash with Sporting today

The Catalan giants are looking to defend their place at the top of the league.

Arda Turan has been cleared as fit to start after missing training earlier this week due to an inflammation in his stomach.

The Turkish international was an unused substitute in Barce’s 8-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

Barcelona put an end to their poor run of form. The Catalan giants lost last three successive games against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia prior to yesterday’s result. Barca have been knocked out of the Champions League and have seen their 10 point lead at the top of the table reduced to being leaders based on goal difference.

Barcelona v Gijon

Kick-Off: 19:30 (GMT)
Stadium: Camp Nou

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Iniesta, Busquets; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Sporting Gijon: Cuellar; Vranjes, Hernandez, Lichnovsky, Lopez; Ait-Atmane, Mascarell; Halilovic, Perez, Menendez; Guerrero

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