Villarreal v Barcelona: Confirmed Line-ups – Arda Turan benched

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Barcelona return to La Liga football with a tricky away trip to Villarreal on Sunday evening.

Barca head coach Luis Enrique has decided to pick the MSN – Messi, Suarez and Neymar – leaving Turkish international star Arda Turan on the bench for the second game running.

See more: Barcelona Player Profile: Arda Turan – The Bearded Genius

Turan has been in superb form for Barcelona this season scoring 11 goals and providing seven assists in 19 appearances.

Enrique has no major injury worries going into the Villarreal clash.

Barcelona are currently third in the La Liga on 34 points, six behind leaders Real Madrid and two behind second placed Sevilla who have played an additional game.

Villarreal meanwhile are currently in fifth place, five points behind the mighty Barcelona.

The MSN are one of the most dangerous attacking trios in the world of football but Villarreal have conceded the fewest goals in the league this season (11).

Barcelona head into the clash needing a victory to keep the pressure on leaders Real but Villarreal have an eye on a top four place making for an interesting encounter.

Barcelona confirmed XI

Barcelona:
1. Ter Stegen
3. Piqué
5. Sergio
8. Iniesta
9. Suárez
10. Messi
11. Neymar
14. Mascherano
19. Digne
20. S. Roberto
21. A. Gomes

Subs:

25. Masip
6. Denis
7. Arda
12. Rafinha
17. Paco Alcácer
18. Jordi Alba
23. Umtiti

Villarreal:
Asenjo
Ruiz
Musacchio
Costa
Mario
Trigueros
Bruno
Soriano
Dos Santos
Sansone
Pato

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