A match preview for the encounter between Barcelona and Sevilla.
Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona
When: Saturday September 14, 2013 19:00
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This encounter will most likely take a back seat to Gareth Bale’s debut for Real Madrid this weekend, but whilst the media circus runs riot in the capital (or in Castellon, rather) the defending champions will be hosting a tricky Sevilla side looking to cause an upset.
The Catalan giants are currently sat at the top of La Liga, unsurprisingly, with a 100% record after notching up victories against Levante, Malaga and Valencia.
Lionel Messi is expected to lead the line after returning from international duty with Argentina this week, whilst new boy Neymar is likely to support him.
For the visitors, who have just two points on the table, they are likely to start Kevin Gameiro in attack following his brace against Malaga on September 1.
One of the players that has arrived to fill the gap, Marko Marin, returned to training on Wednesday, but Diego Perotti suffered an injury that puts his place against Barcelona in jeopardy.
Catalonia is not a happy hunting ground for Sevilla, with their winless run against Barca on their own patch extending even further, back to 2002.