Barcelona v Atl. Madrid – Probable line ups – Arda set to start on bench

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BILBAO, SPAIN - JANUARY 20: Arda Turan of FC Barcelola duels for the ball with Inigo Lekue of Athletic Club during the Copa del Rey Quarter Final First Leg match between Athletic Club and FC Barcelola at San Mames Stadium on January 20, 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arda Turan is once again expected to start on the bench when Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League tonight.

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

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.

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

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

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