Barcelona team news vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Barcelona (1st in Champions League Group H) take on Shakhtar Donetsk (3rd in Champions League Group H) on Wednesday 25th of October, at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, at 17:45 PM (BST).

The last time these two sides faced, Barcelona beat Shakhtar 6-1 on aggregate over the two legs, back in the 2010/11 season.

Barcelona won their last Champions League game, beating Porto 1-0 at the Estadio do Dragao. The only goal of the game being scored by Ferran Torres, however Gavi was sent off in the 93rd minute for Barcelona.

Shakhtar also won their last Champions League game, beating Antwerp 3-2. Goals from Danylo Sikan (x2) and Yaroslav Rakitskiy for Shakhtar, and goals from Arbnor Muja and Michel-Ange Balilwisha for Antwerp.

How to watch Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023
  • Kickoff: 17:45 PM (BST)
  • TV Network: TNT Sports
  • Venue: Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys

Team News:

Barcelona will be without Jules Kounde, Frenkie de Jong, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Sergi Roberto through injury, whilst Gavi is unavailable through suspension. However Pedri could return to the squad and receive minutes against Shakhtar which is a huge boost for Barcelona.

Predicted XI:

Barcelona: ter Stegen, Balde, Araujo, Christensen, Cancelo, Gundogan, Romeu, Lopez, Yamal, Felix, Torres.

Shakhtar Donetsk: Riznyk, Topalov, Rakitskiy, Bondar, Konoplya, Stepanenko, Newerton, Kryskiv, Bondarenko, Zubkov, Sikan.

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