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SPORTING-BARCELONA

Arda to cover Messi role in side with no Iniesta, Rakitic or Alba

Barça start with: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Mathieu, Digne; Rafinha, Busquets, André Gomes; Arda, Suárez and Neymar.

Arda to cover Messi role in side with no Iniesta, Rakitic or Alba
FELIPE SEVILLANO

Arda Turan  will cover the hole left by Messi at El Molinón today in a Barcelona side with many changes. Iniesta and Rakitic start on the bench with Rafinha and André Gomes playing in a central role. Mascherano is also an absentee and his place will be taken by Mathieu. Jordi Alba also misses the game and Digné takes his place .

Barcelona XI

Barça will start with. Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Mathieu, Digne; Rafinha, Busquets, André Gomes; Arda, Suárez and Neymar.

Cillessen,  Rakitic, Denis Suárez, Iniesta, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer and Jordi Alba are on the bench.

Sporting XI

Sporting will start with: Cuéllar; Lora,  Meré, Amorebieta, Lillo; Víctor Rodríguez, Sergio, Nacho Cases, Burgui; Moi Gómez and Duje Čop.

The sporting bench is composed of: Diego Mariño, Douglas, Babin, Rachid, Carlos Castro, Dani Ndi and Borja Viguera.

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