On head-to-head, these sides have met six times this century (which is a relevant time period to use). Of those games, each has won two, lost two and drawn two, painting the picture of an even match.
Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez will miss the clash after being ruled out for up to two months with a hamstring injury suffered in the club’s 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad on Saturday. Gerard Pique has not been available since the Spanish Supercopa win over Real Madrid but Carles Puyol returned to the bench at the weekend.
Former Barca striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not play due to an adductor injury. Midfielder Gennaro Gattuso limped out of the Lazio clash but is suspended in Europe for four games