Malaga v Barcelona: Expected Starting Line Ups – Arda Turan set 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)

Barcelona have won all five games since Arda Turan made his debut against Espanyol a fortnight ago and will be hoping to extend their winning streak to six against Malaga.

The home side have only won one of their last 22 games against Barcelona who are currently second.

The reigning La Liga champions have scored 18 goals and conceded just twice Turan made his first appearance for the club and he is expected to start against today.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique could however, be without Jordi Alba (hamstring) and Aleix Vidal (concussion).

Lionel Messi will however, be fit and ready for the clash while Neymar is out after feeling muscle pain in his leg.

Spanish international defender Gerrard Pique is also out due to suspension.

Malaga v Barcelona

Kick-Off: 15:00 GMT

Stadium: La Rosaleda Stadium

Malaga possible XI: Kameni; Rosales, Albentosa, Weligton, Torres; Juanpi, Camacho, Recio, Castro; Charles, Cop


Barcelona possible XI: Bravo; Alves, Vermaelen, Mascherano, Adriano; Rakitic, Roberto, Turan; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Manager: Arda Turan

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