Barcelona vs Juventus predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Champions League fixture

Barca lead Group G with a faultless 15 points from five matches, while second-placed Juve are on 12 points – having won all of their games with the exception of their reverse fixture against the La Liga giants.

The Catalan club were 2-0 victors against their 10-man opponents in Turin two months ago, and Andrea Pirlo will be keen to see his team exact some revenge here.

With third-placed Dynamo Kyiv and bottom Ferencvaros both on one point each, Barca and Juve have already qualified comfortably for this season’s knockout stages. Juve still have a chance of finishing top of the group, but they’ll need to win by a three-goal margin or any two-goal margin other than 2-0 to do so.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Champions League fixture:

The match will kick off at 8pm BST on Tuesday evening. It will take place in Barcelona.

The game will air live on BT Sport. Subscribers can also stream it live on the BT Sport website and app.

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele is once again suffering from a hamstring problem so will miss out here, joining fellow absentees Ansu Fati, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto. Samuel Umtiti is also unlikely to feature as a result of a knee issue.

Juventus, meanwhile, will be without the injured Merih Demiral, Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon, but Alvaro Morata is expected to appear as his suspension is only keeping him out of domestic fixtures.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Pedri, Messi, Coutinho; Griezmann

Juventus: Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Kulusevski, Rabiot, Bentancur, Chiesa; Morata, Ronaldo

Both sides have qualified and both have notable absentees among their ranks. Juventus need to win big here to top the group, but the exertion required for such a result might be something they seek to avoid as they try to minimise the chances of further injuries. Barcelona, similarly, have no reason to really go for it here. Barcelona 1-1 Juventus.


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