It’s a wonderful day for a liveblog. Bilbao is never a team to be taken lightly, so I expect this match to be a cracker. I know you don’t want to hear me prattle, so on to the lineups:
Starting XI: Valdes Alves Pique Mascherano Abidal Xavi Busquets Fabregas Adriano Messi Iniesta
Bench: Pinto, Puyol, Maxwell, Keita, Thiago, Sanchez, Villa
It’s good to see Sanchez on the bench again.