Barcelona will play their Gala XI against Villarreal at Camp Nou

With three wins needed as well as a Madrid slip up, Lucho can't take risks

It will be the same team that faced Espanyol, with Iniesta coming back in

El equipo de gala del FC Barcelona 2016-17: Ter Stegen, Umtiti, Rakitic, Busquets y Piqué (arriba) y Messi, Neymar, Sergi Roberto, Iniesta, Suárez y Jordi Alba (abajo)
El equipo de gala del FC Barcelona 2016-17: Ter Stegen, Umtiti, Rakitic, Busquets y Piqué (arriba) y Messi, Neymar, Sergi Roberto, Iniesta, Suárez y Jordi Alba (abajo) | EFE

FC Barcelona will pick their strongest possible line up to face Villarreal at Camp Nou on Saturday. Luis Enrique will not experiment in a game where a slip up would prove fatal. 

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Therefore, the side to play the penultimate game of the season at Camp Nou this season will be: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez and Neymar. 

The only doubt is if Luis Enrique will have Andres Iniesta available after the captain missed the Espanyol win injured. If he's not ready, Andre Gomes will start again. 

Barça are obliged to win against Villarreal to keep their La Liga title hopes alive. At the same time they need Real Madrid to slip up (level on 81 points but with a game in hand against Celta Vigo at Balaidos). 

Incredibly, it will be the first time in La Liga this season that Luis Enrique has picked his strongest side. He has previously done so in the cup (with the excpetion of Cillessen in for Ter Stegen) and in the Champions League, but not very often. 

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