CL Preview: FC Barcelona VS Olympique Lyonnais

Champions League Group E
FC Barcelona (5th in la Primera, 5 pts) v Ol. Lyonnais (2nd in Ligue 1, 15 pts)
20:45 (CET) – Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Camp Nou, Barcelona

RECENT FORM

FC Barcelona

16/09 A Osasuna 0-0
02/09 H Athletic Bilbao 3-1
26/08 A Racing Santander 0-0

Olympique Lyonnais

15/09 A Metz 5-1
01/09 H Le Mans 3-2
29/08 A Sochaux 2-1

TEAM NEWS

FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi was left out of the squad against Osasuna, but only as a precautionary measure after he reported back from international duty with a calf strain and should be declared fit to face Lyon. Samuel Eto’o is out with a thigh injury, while Carles Puyol and Edmílson are also both still sidelined.

Probable Starting XI: Valdés, Zambrotta, Abidal, G. Milito, Thuram, Touré, Xavi, Deco, Ronaldinho, Henry, Messi.

Olympique Lyonnais

The French champions travel to la Ciutat Contal with Gregory Coupet and Cris still out with long-term injuries. Fred is suspended for the opening game of the group stage, but Perrin will be able to call upon Benzema or Ben Arfa to play up front.

Probably Starting XI: Vercoutre, Grosso, Squillaci, Cléber, Clerc, Toulalan, Källström, Bodmer, Juninho, Govou, Benzema.

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