Huesca and Barcelona play out low-key LaLiga draw at El Alcoraz
Neither side could find a way through as LaLiga leaders Barcelona drew with bottom club Huesca on Saturday afternoon.
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Barcelona return to action between their two games against Manchester United in the Champions League against Huesca on Saturday afternoon. They have the league all but wrapped up after victory over Atlético Madrid last weekend and it would take a monumental and unprecedented decline for them to lose it from their position. They are 11 points clear with seven games to play. Huesca lie last in the table and they are all but relegated with six points between them and Real Valladolid in 17th.
Huesca have Jorge Miramon back after injury and Xabi Etxeita, who was serving a suspension. Luisinho, Insua and Akapo are all still out however. The team holding up the rest of the table in last place put up a huge fight against Real Madrid and only lost thanks to a late Karim Benzema strike. Chimy Avila and Cucho Hernandez should start and could cause all manner of problems for a weakened Barcelona defence.
Barcelona have left Lionel Messi out after he took a heavy knock to the nose from Chris Smalling on Wednesday. They also rested Luis Suárez, Gerard Piqué, Busquets, Rakitic and Sergi Roberto with Thomas Vermalen and Rafinha out injured. Samuel Umtiti should start despite some shaky moments recently and talk of a potential move out of the club after Clement Lenglet's emergence as Pique's partner. It will be an experimental XI for Valverde but winning is not important for them today unless you're talking about momentum. Their main goal is no injuries.