Barcelona Vs. Rayo Vallecano, 2011 La Liga: Lineups

After a weekend loss to Getafe, Barcelona are desperately in need of a win to keep the gap between them and Real Madrid low going into El Clasico. David Villa stays in the team despite a poor performance, while the Cules will go with a midfield three of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Seydou Keita. Rayo Vallecano are likely to bunker in and make it tough for Barcelona to score. Here are the lineups.

Barcelona Lineup (4-3-3): Valdes; Abidal, Mascherano, Pique, Alves; Keita, Xavi, Iniesta; Sanchez, Messi, Villa

Rayo Vallecano Lineup (4-5-1): Cobeño; Botelho, Arribas, Jordi, Casado; Movilla, Javi Fuego, Lass, Michu, Piti; Tamudo

Kickoff is at 3:00 pm ET. If you live in the USA, you can catch the game on ESPN3 or ESPN Deportes.

For more on Los Cules, check out SB Nation's FC Barcleona blog Barca Blaugranes. For more on the entire world of football, head over to SB Nation Soccer.

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