The Camp Nou will be packed on Wednesday night as Barcelona and Manchester City clash in the most anticipated match of the Champions League group stage. Pep Guardiola and Claudio Bravo return to Camp Nou, and this game could produce fireworks.
A month ago, we thought we wouldn't see the two biggest stars of the show in action: both Lionel Messi (groin) and Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring) picked up important injuries that put their participation in this Wednesday's game in serious doubt. Thankfully, though, they recovered and will be available to play.
Messi and De Bruyne both played for Barça and City in their league matches at the weekend. Leo played 35 minutes and scored a nice goal in the Blaugrana's 4-0 win against Deportivo La Coruña, while Kevin was in action for the entire 90 minutes of City's game against Everton, where he missed a penalty but played a very good match to warm up for the visit to Camp Nou.
With Messi and Kevin confirmed, there are no major injury concerns for either team. City's Fabian Delph and Barça's Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto will go through late fitness tests on Wednesday, and are all expected to be fit to play. Delph probably won't start, but he's a good bench option and it'd be nice to have him available after a month away.
Below is the full list of players who are either out or still uncertain for Wednesday because of injury (there are no suspensions):