Neymar has been left out of the Barcelona team to face Manchester City in the Champions League this evening.

The Brazilian has failed to recover sufficiently in time from injury, and will be on the bench at the Etihad Stadium.

Instead, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesia and Alexis Sanchez will play up front, whilst Xavi returns in midfield alongside Sergio Busquets and Cesc Fabregas.

Tata Martino can count on a full-strength backline, with Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba backed up by Victor Valdes.

The Premier League side meanwhile, are without Sergio Aguero through injury, but have named Spaniards Alvaro Negredo, David Silva and Jesus Navas.

Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Touré Yayá, Navas, Kolarov, Silva, Negredo

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Cesc; Alexis Messi Iniesta

Tags Manchester City