Benfica vs. Barcelona: Lineups

Barcelona will be looking to take control of their group with a win over Benfica. The Portuguese side drew on the first match day and will need to utilize home field advantage if they want to upset the Catalan giants.

Barcelona welcomes back Carles Puyol after their captain missed that past month with a knee injury. Jordi Alba remains at the left back spot despite Adriano being available. The familiar attacking trio of Pedro, Messi and Alexis will lead the way for the Blaugrana, with Fabregas and Xavi in support.

No surprises up front for Benfica as Lima gets the start with Óscar Cardozo out with an injury. The rest of the starters are normal first choice selections for Jorge Jesus.

Benfica (4-5-1): Artur Moreas; Maxi Pereira, Jardel, Ezequiel Garay, Lorenzo Melgarejo; Nemanja Matić, Enzo Pérez, Bruno César, Nicolás Gaitán, Eduardo Salvio; Lima.

Barcelona (4-3-3): Victor Valdés; Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Carles Puyol, Jordi Alba; Xavi, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregàs; Pedro, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez.

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