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Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/03/2018

Andreas Iniesta has made a timely return to help Barcelona put a finishing touch to the Champions League second leg clash with Chelsea at the Camp Nou.

Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for the match as they seek to earn a qualification to the quarter-final.

This is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen

Defenders: Gerard Piqué,  Jordi Alba,  Lucas Digne,  Sergi Roberto,  Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen

Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Paulinho Bezerra, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal

Forwards: Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembélé, Paco Alcácer

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Philippe Coutinho is ineligible to play and Nelson Samedo and Denis Suarez are out due to injury while Yerry Mina is out per the choice of the manager.

Predicted starting XI (4-4-2):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Paulinho, Busquets, Gomes; Messi, Suárez.