Rakitic is on the bench in the derby at Power8Stadium
Rafinha's starter is the most highlighted thing in Luis Enrique to play against Espanyol at 4pm CEST. The coach decided to leave Rakitic on the bench, maybe to keep him for the next match of Tuesday against Getafe.
This is the team to face Espanyol at Power8Stadium:
Bravo; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Rafinha, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar.
On the other hand, the bench will be formed by: Ter Stegen, Adriano, Mathieu, Rakitic, Sergi Roberto, Pedro and Xavi.
Espanyol will play with this starting line-up:
Casilla; Arbilla, Álvaro, H. Moreno, Duarte; Cañas, Abraham; Lucas Vázquez, V. Álvarez, Sergio García and Caicedo.