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Confirmed: Barcelona v Real Sociedad line-ups - Vermaelen on the bench

Here is how Barcelona and Real Sociedad will line up for this evening's

Barcelona starting XI: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Bartra, Adriano; Mascherano, Xavi, Rafinha; Messi, Neymar, Suarez.

Substitutes: Ter Stegen, Vermaelen, Alba, Pedro, Iniesta, Busquets, Roberto.

Real Sociedad starting XI: Rulli; Carlos Martinez, Gonzalez, Inigo Martinez, De La Bella; Pardo, Granero; Prieto, Canales, Bergara; Vela.

Substitutes: Zubikarai, Elustondo, Finnbogason, Agirretxe, Chory Castro, Yuri, Zaldua.

Barcelona will be looking to take another step towards the La Liga title when they take on Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou this evening.

Luis Enrique's side hammered Bayern Munich 3-0 in the Champions League in midweek, with Lionel Messi once again proving that he is the greatest player in the world with two superb goals.

Messi starts again this evening, alongside Neymar and Luis Suarez in attack, whilst former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is on the bench, meaning he could finally make his debut for the club despite having arrived last summer.

David Moyes' Real Sociedad side beat Barcelona 1-0 in the corresponding fixture in January, and will be calling up on ex-Arsenal striker Carlos Vela to spring another surprise.

Moyes will be hoping for another shock this time around, but given Barcelona's form, it's certainly a daunting task for Moyes and Sociedad right now.

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