Barcelona make three changes from the 2-2 draw with Sevilla. Lionel Messi, who came on to score in that game following a hamstring injury, comes back into the starting XI. Sergio Busquets returns from a foot injury and Nelson Semedo also comes in. Philippe Coutinho is ineligible so misses out, with Ousmane Dembele and Paulinho dropping to the bench. Sergi Roberto, a Catalan Steve Watson, plays on the right side of midfield with fellow right-back Semedo starting. All-action Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan misses the game with a thigh injury – he had been rated as having a 50-50 chance of playing. They make three changes in total from Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bologna. Edin Dzeko is back in the team, Lorenzo Pellegrini returns from a calf injury and Bruno Peres starts.
Patrik Schick and Stephan el Shaarawy are benched.