TEAM LINE-UPS: Barcelona v Chelsea Champions League semi-final

The starting line-ups for tonight’s Champions League semi-final second leg between Barcelona and Chelsea at the Nou Camp have been named.

The starting line-ups for tonight’s Champions League semi-final second leg between Barcelona and Chelsea at the Nou Camp have been named.

Pep Guardiola has opted to begin with a 3-4-3 formation which sees Javier Mascherano, Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique in defence behind a midfield of Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas with an attacking line of Lionel Messi, Isaac Cuenca and Alexis Sanchez.

In the Chelsea camp, Roberto Di Matteo will start with a more defensive 4-5-1 with Didier Drogba again to play up front as a lone striker.

The back four consists of Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Gary Cahill and Ashley Cole with the midfield made up of Frank Lampard, Raul Meireles, John Obi Mikel, Ramires and Juan Mata.

Regular goalkeepers Victor Valdes and Petr Cech will also both start.

 
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