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Tuesday September 18 2018
Champions League line-ups: Barcelona-PSV

Barcelona are as full-strength as can be for tonight’s Champions League opener against Dutch champions PSV.

That means Marc-Andre ter Stegen starts in goal, with Sergi Roberto over Nelson Semedo at right-back, joined by Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba.

In midfield, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets are complemented by Philippe Coutinho, while Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele pick themselves in a front three.

PSV, on the other hand, are unchanged from the side who thrashed ADO Den Haag 7-0 at the weekend.

Notable names in Marc van Bommel’s XI include Spanish left-back Angelino and Mexico forward Hirving Lovano, who has been linked with the Catalans, as well as Real Madrid and Atletico.

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Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinhoa; Messi, Suarez, Dembele

Subs: Semedo, Arthur, Rafinha, Cillessen, Lenglet, Munir, Arturo Vidal

PSV: Dumfries, Schwaab, Viergever, Angelino; Rosario, Hendrix, Pereiro; Bergwijn, De Jong, Lozano

Subs: Isimat-Mirin, Behich, Room, Malen, Sainsbury, Ramselaar, Gutierrez

Referee: Sidiropoulous (GRE)

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