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Lineups for Barca’s title tilt with Atletico: Neymar, Xavi on bench

May 17, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

Lionel Messi, Koke Resurreccion AP

Neymar and Xavi will start on the bench for Barcelona in today’s huge La Liga match-up between table leaders Atletico Madrid and the Blaugranas.

Atleti manager Diego Simeone, for his part, has inserted David Villa into the Starting XI to face his former mates.

Barca trails today’s opponents by three points in the league table, meaning a win gives the Camp Nou club another title. A single point or more gives Atleti its first Spanish title since 1996.

Barcelona: Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano, Sergio, Cesc, Iniesta, Alexis, Pedro, Messi

Subs: Olazábal, Xavi, Neymar, Jordi Alba, Song, Bartra, Tello, Cuenca, Afellay, Montoya, S.Roberto

Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Filipe Luis, Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Arda Turan, Villa, D.Costa


  1. greej1938l - May 17, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    No subs today for atletico let’s see the true fitness of these boys!

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