Three At The Back: Predicted Barcelona Line-Up to Take on Paris Saint-Germain

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Barcelona will go up against Ligue1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the second-leg of their Round-of-16 encounter of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou.

The Catalans will be up against the odds, after having been thrashed 4-0 at the Parc Des Princes in the first-leg. But manager Luis Enrique will be hoping his side will show a fight to mount a turnaround. Barcelona come into the game with a renewed confidence after some terrific displays against Sporting Gijon and Celta Vigo in the last week. They managed to score a combined total of eleven goals in the two games and a similar performance will be needed against the Les Parisiens.

Defenders Jeremy Mathieu and Aleix Vidal are the sure absentees for Enrique, while midfielder Arda Turan is also doubtful for Wednesday night. Here is how Barcelona will set out at the Camp Nou to master an improbable turn of fortunes:

Predicted Barcelona Line-Up

Formation: 3-4-3

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK)

The German will be hoping for a better display against the Les Parisiens after having let in four goals last time the two teams met.

Javier Mascherano (CB)

The Argentine is a solid operator at the back and should come in for this mega clash, forming a part of the back-three for Barcelona.

Gerard Pique (CB)

Alongside Mascherano it will be Gerard Pique. Manager Enrique will be relying on the Spaniard to keep the threat of Edinson Cavani at a bare minimum.

Samuel Umtiti (CB)

Umtiti will complete the back-line for Barcelona. The Frenchman had a good outing against Celta Vigo at the weekend and will hope to put on a similar display on Wednesday night.

Sergio Busquets (DM)

The Spanish midfielder has been improving in recent weeks after a below par season. He will have his hands full on Wednesday against the French outfit.

Ivan Rakitic (CM)

The Croatian international has been in fine form, scoring two in two for Barcelona in the last two games. He will start against PSG in the middle of the park.

Andres Iniesta (CM)

The linchpin of the Barcelona midfield has been rested well over the past week, most likely keeping in mind this game. He will be key if the Blaugrana are to champion a comeback.

Lionel Messi (CAM)

The Argentine has been in prime form in recent weeks and has been scoring for fun. He seems to be enjoying the free role as a No.10 and will be the biggest threat for PSG.

Rafinha (RW)

The 24-year old has become a key member in recent weeks and enjoys a lot of trust from the manager. He will start out on the right-hand side on Wednesday.

Neymar (LW)

The Brazilian has been absolutely sensational in recent weeks and capped a brilliant performance against Celta with a goal in the weekend. Surely, will start on the left.

Luis Suarez (ST)

And leading the line will be Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan will need to find his goal-scoring form if Barcelona are to mount an unlikely comeback against PSG.

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