Luis Enrique's first match in charge of Barcelona in the Champions League provides us with a rather surprising lineup that screams, "we're no afraid of APOEL". Several regular starters are not in the eleven, giving a couple youngsters the chance to experience playing in Europe's biggest club tournament.
Two 19-year-olds, Munir and Sergi Samper get starts in place of Pedro and Sergio Busquets, while summer signing Marc-Andre ter Stegen makes his first start in goal for the Blaugrana after missing the first few matches with a back injury. Dani Alves is back from injury as well, getting a start at fullback.
APEOL head coach Giorgos Donis has gone with what should be a fairly defensive 4-4-2 with no major changes from his team's last league match.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Adriano, Gerard Piqué, Marc Bartra, Dani Alves; Sergi Samper, Sergi Roberto, Xavi; Munir, Lionel Messi, Neymar
APOEL (4-4-2): Urko Pardo; Marios Antoniades, Carlão, João Guilherme, Mário Sérgio; Efstathios Aloneftis, Nuno Morais, Vunícius, Tiago Gomes; Cillian Sheridan, Tomás De Vincenti