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Villarreal-Barcelona GAMETHREAD

And here we go! Andres Iniesta missing out means we have no one in either squad who played here back in October 2007, the last time Villarreal won at home against the blaugrana. We came close last season; in spite of all our injuries can we do it this time?

The teams are:

Villarreal: Asenjo; Mario, Alvaro, Victor Ruiz, Jaume Costa; Soriano, Rodrigo, Semedo, Trigueros; Raba and Bakambu.

That would appear to be a 4-4-2 with Trigueros on the left wing and Semedo and Rodri in a traditional doble pivote position. But it could be a 5-4-1 with Semedo as a third central defender.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Vermaelen, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Paulinho, Denis Suarez; Messi, Luis Suarez.