squad | 2015-04-07
Rotations against Almería
Xavi could start on Wednesday
Almería's visit to the Camp Nou could provide a rare moment of respiro for some of FC Barcelona's starters ahead of some very intense two weeks in the fight for La Liga and the Champions League: Sevilla away, PSG away, Valencia at home, and PSG at home.
Xavi was one of the key players in the win against Celta Vigo. Replacing Rafinha, he took control of the game as only he could and changed the way Barça were playing. Sergio Busquets is suspended, so it is likely that Javier Mascherano will replace him. Another option for Busquets' spot would be Sergi Roberto who already filled this role against Eibar.
Andrés Iniesta will probably be rested against Almería. Ivan Rakitić could be a starter, having been used as a substitute against Celta Vigo, unless Rafinha maintains his spot regardless of his underwhelming performance at Balaídos.
Jérémy Mathieu is one yellow card away from suspension, so it is likely that he won't play in order to not risk being suspended against Sevilla on Saturday. Gerard Piqué, one of the team's key players, could also be rested. Marc Bartra probably will be one of the starters.
In attack, Pedro will probably replace Neymar, who played 180 minutes for Brazil in the international break. Luis Suárez is likely to maintain his spot, given the fact that he only played a charity game in Liverpool during that same time.
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