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Barcelona play host to Valencia at Camp Nou on Saturday in what is the Primera Division’s most eye-catching fixture of the weekend.
The Catalans flexed their muscles in midweek to progress through to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a spectacular 6-1 victory over Sevilla, overturning a 2-0 first-leg loss, representing a step up in their focus.
Already they lie five points clear at the top of the Spanish standings but their qualities will be put to the test against mid-table opponents who have lost only four of their 21 league fixtures this term.
Barcelona vs Valencia
Barcelona will miss Sergio Busquets from this encounter due to a one-game ban.
Samuel Umtiti remains a long-term absentee in the heart of the defence but has started training again. Jean-Clair Todibo is added to the squad in that area.
An ankle problem keeps Ousmane Dembele from featuring.
Possible Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Arthur, Rakitic, Vidal; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
Mouctar Diakhaby has been handed a four-match ban following a fight in the Copa del Rey in midweek.
Geoffrey Kondogbia and playmaker Goncalo Guedes are already sidelined through injury.
Possible Valencia starting XI: Neto; Piccini, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya; Soler, Coquelin, Parejo, Cheryshev; Rodrigo, Mina
Barcelona were back to their absolute best on Wednesday as they dismantled Sevilla 6-1 to progress through to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.
Having played a weakened team in previous outings, a 2-0 first-leg loss against the Andalusians prompted more serious action from Ernesto Valverde, who unleashed Lionel Messi & Co. for the return match.
It proved one of the great Camp Nou nights as the attack clicked together spectacularly, with Philippe Coutinho (twice), Ivan Rakitic, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suarez and, of course, the Argentine all netting.
“It was said that we threw the cup or that we didn’t want it, or maybe my message was misinterpreted at the beginning of the season,” Messi told Barca TV.