Barcelona stick with their 3-4-3 formation against a top-heavy Juventus in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Sergio Busquets’ one-match ban sees Javier Mascherano partner Ivan Rakitic in the middle of the park, leaving Luis Enrique with no choice but to field Jeremy Mathieu in central defence, despite the Frenchman’s poor performance against Malaga on Saturday.
Juve, on the other hand, are going all out for home advantage, fielding four attackers, among them reported Blaugrana target Paulo Dybala. Dani Alves, arguably the best right-back in the Catalans’ history, also starts for the Old Lady.
The last team to beat Barca at this stage other than Atletico Madrid are Juve in the 2002-03 campaign, although they did beat the Italians to win the Champions League two years ago.
Juventus: Buffon; Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain
Subs: Neto, Marchisio, Barzagli, Lemina, Asamoah, Lichtsteiner, Rincon
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Pique, Umtiti, Mathieu; Sergi, Rakitic, Mascherano, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Subs: Cillessen, Denis, Alcacer, Alba, Digne, Gomes, Alena
Ref: Marciniak (POL)