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"No Excuses" offered the front page of Mundo Deportivo this morning, and people will expect a Barcelona recovery in the capital this weekend.
With their Champions League hopes against Milan hanging in the balance, they will have to wait an extra week to decide their fate, meaning that Jordi Roura is under less strain to rotate for the clash.
Given it was the same outfield 10 that crumbled against both Milan and Madrid, Roura—no doubt with the recovering Tito Vilanova's input—will probably look to make some constructive changes.
Victor Valdes will be back in goal, and Javier Mascherano will probably earn a start in defense, but it is in the attacking phases that Barca have lacked a threat.
After Tuesday's clash, Cesc Fabregas's position is under threat, and with Andres Iniesta continuing to look more incisive when moved centrally later in games, it may be that the 28-year-old moves back inside from the start.
Xavi has just recovered from an injury and doesn't yet look fully fit, while Pedro hasn't offered the big-game edge he once so commonly did.
Waiting in the wings are David Villa and Cristian Tello. Both contributed to Barca's win against Sevilla, which demonstrated they could play with more width.
Elsewhere, Adriano and Thiago Alcantara may be pushing for starts, but with pride to be restored, La Blaugrana may not opt for wholesale changes.