Champions League: Barcelona vs Spartak Moscow - Preview
Lionel Messi started from the bench in Barcelona`s convincing win over Getafe at the weekend after his international exertions, but the Argentina captain is expected to reclaim his place in the starting line-up for the Catalans` 2012-13 Champions League bow. Fellow forward David Villa will also be in contention after scoring from the bench in Saturday`s 4-1 victory.
Spartak coach Unai Emery must decide whether to keep faith with striker Artem Dzyuba as the focal point of his favoured 4-2-3-1 line-up, particularly since substitute Emmanuel Emenike replaced him in the club`s last run-out and scored to help the Russians to a 2-2 draw away to Kuban.
Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano, Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas, Pedro, Messi, Villa.
Spartak Moscow: Dikan, Kombarov, Insaurralde, Suchy, Kombarov, Romulo, Kallstrom, McGeady, Ari, Bil`yov, Dzyuba
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Delhi: 8-year-old boy dies after falling into pothole
- Woman commits suicide in UP after posting message on social media
- Nirbhaya gang-rape convict Vinay Sharma attempts suicide in Tihar Jail
- Rajnath Singh, Mehbooba Mufti hold joint press conference on Kashmir violence
- Will appoint nodal officer for Kashmiris: Rajnath Singh
- Donald Trump takes another step back from hard-line stance on illegal immigration
- Attack on Kabul`s American University ends as attackers killed
- Colombia announces historic peace pact
- Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' sequel on the cards? Here's what Rajkumar Hirani has to say!
- 'Nirbhaya' gang-rape: Convict Vinay Sharma attempts suicide in Tihar Jail, admitted to hospital