Barcelona v Atl. Madrid – Confirmed line ups – Arda on bench

Arda Turan start’s on the bench tonight for Barcelona’s clash with Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.

Barcelona will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing  2-1 defeat at the hands of their bitter rivals Real Madrid.

The Croatian international Ivan Rakitic is set to keep his place in Luis Enrique’s starting line-up ahead of Turan.

Turan received criticism form the Spanish press for his role in the El Classico defeat despite only playing 17 minutes.

The Catalan giant’s boss Enrique did however, come out in support of the Turkish international star in fact he revealed being ‘delighted’ with Turan so far this season.

Enrique told the official Barcelona website: “I am delighted with Arda Turan. He has a lot of ability to adapt and gives us many things. I’m happy with his performance.”

Barcelona v Atl. Madrid

Kick-Off: 19:45 (GMT)
Stadium: Camp Nou

Barcelona confirmed line-up: Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Atl. Madrid confirmed line-up: Oblak; Juanfran, Monslave, Gimenez, Luis; Gabi, Fernandez, Saul, Koke; Griezmann, Torres

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