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Pique sits out Barcelona v Las Palmas

Gerard Pique has been left out of Barcelona's squad to face Las Palmas in LaLiga on Saturday, with Luis Enrique opting to rest the centre-back.

The head coach has a fully fit squad to choose from but has opted to leave Pique, full-back Sergi Roberto and midfielder Denis Suarez out of his 18-man party.

Andre Gomes, Aleix Vidal and Jeremy Mathieu are back having missed out when Barca completed a Copa del Rey comeback against Athletic Bilbao in midweek.

The famously outspoken Pique has placed himself at the centre of controversy over recent weeks, having questioned decisions made by officials during Barca's first-leg loss at Bilbao in the round of 16 and last weekend's 1-1 draw at Villarreal.

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