Barcelona vs. Arsenal: Starting XIs, Teams for 2016 Champions League Game

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring the opening goal  during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 23, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Arsenal face an almost impossible task in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League clash against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

The Gunners need to overturn a 2-0 deficit in the Blaugrana's backyard after Lionel Messi's double gave Barca the advantage in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium. Here is the team Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has named to do the job, via the north London outfit's Twitter feed:

Arsenal FC @Arsenal

Here's your @Arsenal team for tonight's @ChampionsLeague game against Barcelona. What do you think of it? #FCBvAFC https://t.co/VVKkjDmucB

Luis Enrique's Barca side go into Wednesday's match having not lost any of their last 37 games and with a second consecutive treble victory still a genuine possibility this season. Here is their lineup:

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πŸ”΅πŸ”΄ BarΓ§a XI: 1.Ter Stegen 4.Rakitic 5.Sergio 6.Alves 8.Iniesta 9.SuΓ‘rez 10.Messi 11.Neymar Jr 14.Mascherano 18.Alba 24.Mathieu #FCBLive

If Arsenal fail to pull off an incredible comeback and knock Barca out of the Champions League, it will be their sixth consecutive last-16 exit from Europe's premier club competition.


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