Confirmed Barcelona line-up to start against Shakhtar Donetsk

With Xavi missing seven key players, the Barca boss has put out a rather weakened squad for this Champions League tie.

Xavi also decided to hand a rest to young left-back Alejandro Balde.

Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Araujo, Inigo, Alonso; Gundogan, Romeu, Fermin; Yamal, Ferran, Felix.

Subs: Balde, Pena, Christensen, Astralaga, Casado, Cubarsi, Garrido, Guiu, Fort.

Gavi is also absent due to suspension.