Barcelona vs BATE, The Champions League, The Camp Nou, Kick Off 20:45 Local Time
BARCELONA: Ter Stegen, Alves, Mascherano, Vermaelen, Adriano, Busquets, Rakitic, Sergi Roberto, Iniesta, Neymar, Luis Suárez
BATE: Chernik, Gaiduchik, Milunović, Mladenović, Polyakov, Yablonski, A.Volodko, Stasevich, M.Volodko, Mozolevski, Gordeichuk.
With the magician playing for Barcelona it would be difficult to imagine any other result than a win for the Catalans tonight.
But in the absence of Messi Barcelona have, at times, looked a tad vulnerable.
Nonetheless, the presence of Luis Suarez and Neymar up top will give BATE plenty to think about in a game that may take Barcelona to the brink of qualification for the knockout rounds of The Champions League.
Amazingly, after only a year at the club, Luis Suarez can pass Diego Maradona and Romario in the list of all time Barca goal scorers if he has a really successful evening.
With 36 goals to his name already, he is just 2 behind Maradona and 3 behind the Brazilian Romario.
We can see him getting close to that mark in his current goal scoring mood and with BATE looking there for the taking.
It’s got to be a home win and it will put Barcelona on the brink of yet another knockout round.