Xavi has been left out with calf problems, but Busquets is given the green light. Pique is left out entirely, whether that is due to his recent poor form, the car accident he was involved in two days ago, or because he has really bad gas – I don’t know. It looks like a 4-3-3 to me which probably means it will be the elusive 3-5-2.
I expect you to save all the whine for later tonight, it’s Valentine’s Day and you should be enjoying that with your loved one(s). (Bad Pun Count (BPC): 1)
Starting XI: Valdes, Alves, Puyol, Mascherano, Abidal, Fabregas, Busquets, Iniesta, Sanchez, Messi, Adriano
Bench: Pinto, Bartra, Dos Santos, Thiago, Roberto, Pedro, Cuenca
Leverkusen: Leno, Schwaab, Reinartz, Friedrich, Corluka, Kadlec, Castro, Rolfes, Bender, Augusto, Schurrle
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