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Champions League Team News – Arsenal vs Barcelona and Juventus vs Bayern Munich

What a night of Champions League action we have got on our hands. Four of Europe’s top teams go head to head against each other in Round of 16 first leg tie. Ahead of the kick-off, we bring you the official team news from both the games.

Arsenal vs Barcelona Team News

Arsenal starting XI: Čech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Özil, Alexis, Giroud

Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Neymar, Suárez, Messi

Arsene Wenger has decided to start with Olivier Giroud instead of Theo Walcott upfront to try and exploit the aerial weakness of Barcelona defense. Theo Walcott is an option from the bench as well.

For Barcelona, it is their strongest team with the deadly MSN trio of Messi, suarez and Neymar looking to hurt Arsenal on every possible opportunity.

Juventus vs Bayern Munich Team News

Juventus starting XI: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Evra, Cuadrado, Khedira, Marchisio, Pogba, Mandžukić, Dybala

Bayern Munich starting XI: Neuer, Bernat, Lahm, Alaba, Thiago Alcántara, Douglas Costa, Vidal, Kimmich, Robben, Müller, Lewandowski

Mario Mandzukic is back from his ban and will lead Allegri’s attack against one of tournament favorites, Bayern Munich. As for Guardiola, his injury struck side could struggle against a well drilled Juve side.

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