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Tuesday February 14 2017
Line-ups: PSG-Barca

Ivan Rakitic misses out for an otherwise full-strength Barcelona against a Thiago-Silva-less Paris Saint-Germain, who start without Lucas Moura.

Rakitic’s absence from the Barca line-up is another sign that Luis Enrique no longer counts on the midfielder, with Andre Gomes starting his fifth straight game.

Elsewhere for the Catalans, Sergi Roberto replaces the injured Aleix Vidal at right-back and Andres Iniesta returns in the middle of the park.

PSG, meanwhile, give young defender Presnel Kimpembe his Champions League debut due to Silva’s injury and go with Draxler over Lucas on the right wing.

Barca have won their last two European ties against the French giants, although this is the first time both sides have met in the round of 16.

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Paris Saint-Germain: Trapp; Meunier, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Verratti, Rabiot, Matuidi; Di Maria, Cavani, Draxler

Subs: Lucas, Pastore, Areola, Maxwell, Aurier, Ben Arfa, Nkunku

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Gomes, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Subs: Rakitic, Denis, Rafinha, Cillessen, Alcacer, Digne, Mathieu

Referee: Marcinak (POL)

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