Barcelona will have defender Sergi Roberto, playmaker Ivan Rakitic and forward Lionel Messi available for tonight’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester United.

Ernesto Valverde’s side take a 1-0 lead into the match at the Nou Camp after a Luke Shaw own goal separated the two sides at Old Trafford last week.

Neither Rakitic nor Roberto played during Barcelona’s 0-0 La Liga draw away at Huesca on Saturday, but both have come through training and are in the 18-man squad for this match, reports the club’s official website.

Valverde named a heavily rotated side for the league game, mindful of keeping his key players fresh for the Champions League match.

Midfielder Rafinha and central defender Thomas Vermaelen are injured and did not come into contention for selection while Jean-Clair Todibo is not registered in Barcelona’s European squad.

Valverde has chosen to leave out centre-back Jeison Murillo as well as forward Kevin-Prince Boateng while the BBC reports that Lionel Messi is fit to play after suffering a facial injury in the first leg.

Roberto’s availability means he could slot into the right of midfield as he did when he came on against United in the first leg – or feature at right-back as he has done on four occasions already in the tournament so far.

He may take his place on the substitutes bench with Arthur preferred to start, in which case Barcelona might name the same starting line-up as they did six days ago.

Rakitic can expect to line up in central midfield in front of Sergio Busquets and behind Messi as he did at Old Trafford.

Barcelona have met United at the Nou Camp on four occasions and never lost, although the last two meetings ended in draws; a repeat would be enough for them to progress once again.

Possible Barcelona line-up: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Jordi Alba, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Nelson Semedo; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Sergi Roberto; Phillipe Coutinho, Lionel Messi; Luis Suarez


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