The Catalans sit top of Group B after winning all three of their matches so far. Mauro Icardi is widely expected to lead the line against his former side.
Instead, the more diligent Rafinha was named in the starting line-up at home to Inter last month and the Brazilian justified Ernesto Valverde's faith by scoring the opener against the same club he played for on loan only five months ago.
German magazine Der Spiegel and a network of global media reported last week that plans for a Super League, involving clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United were back on the table. "We would like to win, of course, because [we've not qualified] yet". It will be a very tough game and there will be a lot at stake, because the prize is an important one.
"He has nearly scored the same number of goals as Cristiano Ronaldo despite missing three league matches", she said in an interview with the "Tiki Taka" programme. Alaves can move within one point if they beat Eibar on Sunday. They passed the ball around really well.More news: U.S. Iran Sanctions Take Effect, No Word Yet On Waiver Countries
Barca were without a win in four league games and defensive errors looked set to play havoc with their title challenge.
Marc Andre Ter Stegen is indispensable in between the sticks and will certainly get the nod ahead of Jasper Cillessen yet again. Elsewhere, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur and Sergio Busquets are likely to maintain their places in midfield. Suarez has picked up the slack for Barcelona since Messi was injured. The final spot in the side should go to the captain, Messi. The club have named Messi in their squad for the match at the San Siro, even if he is yet to be given the medical all-clear.
Barca were on the front foot from kick-off and Ousmane Dembele forced Handanovic into the first of a series of fine saves with a sharp curling strike just a minute into the game.
"We managed to get a point in the last few minutes and now our last two group matches will be key".