Lionel Messi will not start for Barcelona when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this evening.

The Argentine limped out of the first leg in the French capital last week, and has not been deemed fit enough to take his place amongst the XI this evening.

Cesc Fabregas will play in the false nine role instead, whilst Adriano comes in at centre-back following Javier Mascherano’s injury.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side meanwhile will start with former Blaugrana players Maxwell, Thiago Motta and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. David Beckham starts on the bench.

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Adriano, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Pedro, Fabregas, Villa

PSG: Sirigu; Jallet, Alex, T.Silva, Maxwell; Verratti, T.Motta; Moura, Pastore; Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi

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