CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Alcácer a surprise starter for Barça at Mönchengladbach

The Spanish striker comes into the Barcelona attack for Wednesday night's Champions League clash at Borussia Park (20:45 CEST).

Alcácer a surprise starter for Barça at Mönchengladbach
FELIPE SEVILLANO DIARIO AS

Barcelona vs Borussia Monchengladbach

The inclusion of striker Paco Alcácer is the major piece of team news as Barcelona take on Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany tonight (20:45 CEST).

With Leo Messi unavailable through injury, Alcácer occupies the Argentine's place in the line-up at Borussia Park ahead of Arda Turan and Rafinha Alcantara.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Alcácer, Suárez, Neymar.

Barça substitutes: Cillessen, Mathieu, Digne, Denis, Arda, Gomes, Rafinha.

Borussia Mönchengladbach XI: Sommer, Christensen, Kramer, Dahoud, Hazard, Raffael, Stindl, Traore, Wendt, Korb, Elvedi.