Ousmane Dembele makes his full debut for Barcelona against Juventus in the Champions League tonight.
Dembele impressed in a cameo during Barca’s 5-0 thrashing of Espanyol over the weekend, and the winger is rewarded with a starting place on the left wing, partnering Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
The record signing’s inclusion means it is a full-strength XI named by Ernesto Valverde, with Nelson Semedo staying on at right-back and returns to the substitutes’ bench for Sergi Roberto and Denis Suarez.
Juve, meanwhile, stick with the 4-3-3 formation they used to beat Chievo on Saturday, with Mattia De Sciglio and Rodrigo Bentancur given their first starts.
However, the Bianconeri have lost first-team quintet Giorgio Chiellini, Mario Mandzukic, Claudio Marchisio and former Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira to injury.
These two sides met in last season’s Champions League quarter-finals, when Barca lost 3-0 on aggregate, although they did beat Juve 3-1 in the Final two years ago,
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Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Dembele
Subs: Cillessen, Sergi Roberto, Paulinho, Mascherano, Deulofeu, Denis, Gomes
Juventus: Buffon; De Sciglio, Barzagli, Benatia, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Costa, Higuain, Dybala
Subs: Szczesny, Asamoah, Rugani, Sturaro, Bernardeschi, Merio, Caligara
Referee: Skomina (SLO)