BATE v Barcelona: Probable Line-up – Lionel Messi & Arda Turan out for reigning champions

Man United transfer news

Barcelona take on BATE on Champions League match day three looking to protect their lead at the top of Group E.

The reigning Champions League title holders will be without Arda Turan due to the FIFA transfer ban currently imposed on the club as well as the injured Lionel Messi.

Barcelona have managed to cope well in the absence of Messi and have now scored in seven consecutive European away games.

Neymar is expected to start and the Brazilian has been in red hot form scoring four on the weekend against Rayo Vallecano alone.

BATE will be without former Barcelona and Konyaspor midfielder Aleksandr Hleb as well as Kaspars Dubra (hip), Vitali Rodionov (knee) and Maksim Zhavnerchik (foot) due to injury.

BATE v Barcelona


Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT

BATE Borisov possible starting lineup: Chernik; Olekhnovich, Polyakov, Milunovic, Mladenovic; Aleksievich, Nikolic, A Volodko, Stasevich; Gordeichuk, Signevich

Barcelona possible starting lineup: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Sergi; Neymar, Suarez, Sandro