Barcelona will clash with PSV Eindhoven in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League Group B opener at Camp Nou stadium.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have beaten Deportivo Alaves, Real Valladolid, Huesca and Real Sociedad in their first four matches of the new Laliga season to top the table on 12 points.
The Catalan giants will once again be the team to stop in Spain this season, but there is no question that the club will be desperate to win the Champions League having watched their rivals, Real Madrid claims the trophy in the last three campaigns.
Barca have not won the European Cup since 2015, and were eliminated by Roma in the quarter-finals last season.
Barcelona recorded a 4-1 victory in the first leg of their match against Roma, but suffered a 3-0 loss in Italy to lose on away goals in a spectacular fashion.
Barcelona boss Valverde left Sergio Busquets and Philippe Coutinho out of his starting XI for Saturday’s Laliga clash with Real Sociedad, but the pair are expected to return to the starting XI for this match.
Nelson Semedo will be drop out of the team to see Sergi Roberto start at right-back, while it will again be Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele will be the three forwards.
Dembele has now scored in each of his last three appearances for Barcelona as the Frenchman settles into life at Camp Nou, and will now looking to make an impact in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, PSV will head into the match following a 7-0 win over ADO Den Haag in the league at the weekend.
Head coach Van Bommel could look to alter his formation at Camp Nou, but it is unlikely that Lozano, Luuk de Jong or Steven Bergwijn will be dropped due to their blistering form this season.
Barcelona possible starting lineup: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Umtiti, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Coutinho, Rakitic; Dembele, Suarez, Messi.
PSV possible starting lineup: Zoet; Dumfries, Schwaab, Viergever, Angelino; Rosario, Pereiro, Hendrix; Lozano, L de Jong, Bergwijn
The kick-off time is 6pm…