Barcelona v Sporting Gijon: Confirmed Starting Line-Ups – Arda Turan starts 7th game

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Barcelona take on Sporting Gijon at the oldest professional football field in the country – the El Molinon – t in the La Liga today.

Barca have gone 30 games unbeaten and have not lost against Sporting since back in 1994.

Luis Enrique has decided to Arda Turan his seventh start today and he will be deployed in central midfield alongside Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic.

The reining La Liga champions have also won all nine games since Turan made his debut in the 4-1 win over Espanyol at the start of January.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar will all start while the defence is comprised of Pique, Adriano, Mathieu and summer signing Aleix Vidal.

Barcelona v Sporting Gijon

Stadium: Camp Nou


Barcelona (4-3-3): 13. Bravo 3. Piqué 4. Rakitic 5. Sergio 7. Arda 9. Suárez 10. Messi 11. Neymar 21. Adriano 22. A. Vidal 24. Mathieu

Subs: 1. Ter Stegen 6. Alves 8. Iniesta 14. Mascherano 15. Bartra 17. Munir 23. Vermaelen

Manager: Luis Enrique

Sporting (4-2-3-1): Pichu; Vranjes, Lichovsky, Hernandez, Lopez; Alvarez, Mascarelli; Carmona, Halilovic, Jony; Guerrero

Manager: Abelardo Fernández

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