BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — Lionel Messi is only on the bench tonight for Barcelona against PSG in their Champions League quarter-finals second leg at Camp Nou.

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Both teams played to a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Paris last week and will have it all to play for tonight.

With Messi out, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas and David Villa will lead the attack, with Alexis Sanchez joining the Argentine on the bench.

Meanwhile David Beckham starts on the bench tonight for PSG, with Lucas Moura, Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta and Javier Pastore starting in the middle.

Barcelona v PSG

Barcelona: Valdes, Dani Alves, Pique, Adriano, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Pedro, Fabregas, Villa

Subs: Pinto, Sanchez, Messi, Thiago, Bartra, Montoya, Song

PSG: Sirigu, Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Lucas Moura, Verratti, Thiago Motta, Pastore, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi

Subs: Douchez, Sakho, Gameiro, Chantome, Armand, Van Der Wiel, Beckham

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)


Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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