It may be 'El Clásico' at the weekend, but Barça first has to focus on the Champions League, on AC Milan and on the San Siro, where last season the Catalans played one of their worst games in recent years. Barcelona got nothing right on the night and lost 2-0.
Tata's team is in a position to seal its place in the last sixteen. To do so, the Barça coach will have both members of his star double act at his disposal. Neymar and Messi will once again play together from the start, something that has not happened in the last five games.
They played 20 minutes together last Saturday, but did not put in their best performance. The Argentine lacked match fitness whilst Neymar appeared tired towards the end of the game.