Barcelona Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Las Palmas

Barcelona Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Las Palmas

Date: 12 May 2017 12:28

Everything you need to know ahead of the Catalans' La Liga clash in the Canary Islands on Sunday...

Barcelona will be seeking to keep their hopes of winning the title alive as they travel to Las Palmas for their penultimate Primera Division fixture on Sunday.

Luis Enrique's side are currently on top of La Liga thanks to their superior head-to-head record in the games against Real Madrid this term, but Los Blancos (also on 84 points) still have a game in hand.

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The Catalans are in action on Sunday evening in the Canary Islands, while Madrid take on Sevilla at the same time in the capital.


BARCELONA INJURIES


Aleix Vidal is sidelined for the remainder of the season after suffering a horrific ankle injury at Alaves in February, while Rafinha is also out after limping off in the game at Granada last month.

Gerard Pique missed training on Friday and is doubtful.

Gerard Pique Barcelona Juventus UCL 19042017


BARCELONA SUSPENSIONS


Barca have no players suspended for the trip to the Canary Islands.

However, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba are all just one booking away from a ban that would see them miss the last game of the season against Eibar.

Cristiano Ronaldo Samuel Umtiti


BARCELONA POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP


Barcelona have just three games left this season and only two in La Liga, so coach Luis Enrique will select a strong side for the trip to Las Palmas.

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Pique is a big doubt and seems set to miss out, so Javier Mascherano looks likely to partner Samuel Umtiti in central defence.

Apart from that, Barca's line-up will be at full strength with Andres Iniesta in midfield and Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all together in attack.

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LAS PALMAS TEAM NEWS


Las Palmas made a strong start to the season and were among the frontrunners at the top of the table early on in the campaign.

The second half of the season has been much more difficult, with a string of defeats including a 5-0 loss to Atletico in their last home game. Nevertheless, the Canary Islanders are well clear of the drop zone in 14th place with two matches remaining.

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Dani Castellano and Mateo Garcia are doubtful for the game against Barca.

Jonathan Viera Las Palmas


BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS


  • Las Palmas have now gone three league games without scoring (losing all three) - their worst streak under Quique Setien.

  • Barcelona have not lost in the top flight against Las Palmas since February 1986. Since then, they are unbeaten in 11 meetings and have won the last three in a row.

  • Barca are just four goals away from equaling their best goal tally in a single league season under Luis Enrique (112 in 2015-16, currently 108).

  • Lionel Messi is the player to have scored the most goals from outside of the box in the top five European leagues this season (nine).


TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME


Las Palmas versus Barcelona kicks off at 20:00 CEST on Sunday and will be shown live on Sky Sports 5 from 18:55 UK time.


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