Neymar, Messi start: Barcelona v Ajax Live, Team News

BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — Neymar starts alongside Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez for Barcelona in their Group H Champions League opener against Ajax at Camp Nou.

Watch Live Barcelona v Ajax Streaming on FoxSoccer2Go
Live from 2:35 PM

Left on the bench were Xavi and Pedro, with manager Gerardo Martino opting to start with Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta in his midfield.

Gerard Pique is again being partnered by holding midfielder Javier Mascherano at center-back, while Adriano starts at left-back.

Former Barcelona forward Bojan, still searching for his best form, starts for Ajax, with Christian Poulsen, Siem de Jong and Lerin Duarte all starting for the Dutch side as well.


FC Barcelona: Valdés, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano, Alves, Fàbregas, Iniesta, Busquets, Sánchez, Messi, Neymar
Subs: Pinto, Montoya, Bartra, Xavi Hernández, Song, Pedro, Tello.

AFC Ajax: Vermeer, Van Rhijn, Moisander, Boilesen, Blind, Denswil, C. Poulsen, Duarte, S. De Jong, Sigthórsson, Krkić
Subs: Cillessen, Van der Hoorn, Schøne, Serero, Fischer, Sana, Hoesen.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.