Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(5) 4 Goals 8 (11)
(4) 3 Assists 5 (8)
(6.5) 6.5 Average Ratings 7.1 (7.1)
27.9 Average Age 29.8
181.6 Average Height (cm) 175.8
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 1.6 (1.4)
(47%) 44% Aerial Duel Success 51% (52%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 1.2 (1)
(1.6) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League grp. G.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Welliton Out 5.96
Rómulo Out 7.61
Aiden McGeady Out 6.38
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov Out 6.58
Artem Dzyuba Out 6.21
Artyom Rebrov Out 7.14
Sergey Pesjakov Out 6.8
Sergey Parshivlyuk Out N/A
Soslan Gatagov Out N/A
Nico Pareja Out 6.56
Player Reason Status Rating
Alexis Sánchez Out 7.02
Eric Abidal Out N/A
Marc Muniesa Out N/A
Isaac Cuenca Out N/A
Thiago Alcántara Out 7.71
Marc Bartra Out 6.68

Team News

  • Unai Emery has huge problems ahead of what is a must win game against Barcelona, with keepers Rebrov and Pesjakov sidelined.
  • The Russians are short in all areas, with players such as Romulo, McGeady, Biliyaletdinov and Welliton all out.
  • Centre-back Nicolas Pareja is suspended after being sent off against Benfica last time out, so Insaurralde should partner Suchy in defence.
  • In contrast, Barcelona's injury list is shortening, with Puyol and Pique now both fully fit and likely to keep their places at the heart of the defence.
  • Meanwhile, Alex Song's goal against Zaragoza at the weekend could be enough to ensure he continues ahead of Mascherano and Busquets in the holding role.
  • Dani Alves will hope to return at right-back having been dropped to the bench on Saturday.

Prediction

  • There is no doubt that Barca will have expected to have qualification for the knockout stages sewn up by now, and although they top the group their place as the leaders is not assured, so Vilanova will want a win to take the pressure off of their final game against Benfica.
  • The hosts must win this game to have any chance of qualifying, which is a tough enough task without having to deal with the injury crisis that has befallen Unai Emery's side, so it could be a long night in Moscow, with the conditions likely to be the home side's saving grace.
  • Nevertheless, Barca will field a strong side and should win comfortably, despite having failed to do so in the competition to date.
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Comments (8)

 
  • Leo is really in form, good luck Barca. win !!

  • messi show

  • sparatak 0 3 barcelona

  • Spartak - Barca 2:2.

  • It'll ONLY be cold, no flurries or precipitation. Barca in a landslide.

  • it is difficult to play in Russia at low temperatures,but Barca will win with low score: 1-2

  • A really interesting match-up..but my barcelona will triumph as usual..7-1

  • top 3 keepers for spartak are injured. 5-1 barca

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