Pique rested against Granada; Ramos out of Madrid squad

MADRID: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique will rest defender Gerard Pique for the Spanish league game at Granada on Sunday.

The coach also won't be able to count on Lionel Messi, who is serving a yellow-card suspension.

Forwards Luis Suarez and Neymar are set to play.

The Catalan club is two points behind leader Real Madrid, which hosts Alaves earlier Sunday.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is resting captain Sergio Ramos, who did not train with the rest of the squad on Saturday.

Pique and Ramos, the starting defenders for the Spanish national team, have been exchanging blows through social media and television interviews over which team has gained from refereeing decisions.