Neymar has scored six goals in his last four appearances for Barcelona Getty

Barcelona will look to seal their qualification to the Champions League round of 16 when they welcome Serie A side Roma to the Nou Camp on 24 November.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport Extra.


Barcelona come into this Champions League clash in high spirits after they dismantled bitter rivals Real Madrid 4-0 in their own backyard at the weekend to go six points clear at the top of the La Liga table. The Group E leaders can seal progress to the round of 16 with a draw, and will still qualify if they lose and Bayer Leverkusen fail to beat BATE Borisov in the other group match.

Barca talisman Lionel Messi made his return from a knee injury in the second half of the match against Real and could make his first start in two months against Roma. Defender Javier Mascherano (thigh) is a doubt while Rafinha (knee) is definitely out.

Roma held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw on matchday one and find themselves in need of another positive result against the European champions, with just a single point separating the second-placed Serie A side from Bayer Leverkusen in Group E. The visitors will qualify if they win and Leverkusen fail to beat BATE Borisov.

Rudi Garcia is without the services of forwards Francesco Totti, Gervinho (both thigh) and Mohamed Salah (ankle), while midfielder Daniele De Rossi (thigh) is a doubt.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "This victory [at Real Madrid] is glorious, especially in the way that it came about. We were the better team and the win is down to us. There is a long way to go but it is always important to win here. This has been a very complete performance. It will go down in history as a memorable game for Barcelona."

Rudi Garcia: "It (2-2 draw at Bologna) was a parody of football - a lottery rather than a football match. I'm sorry but I have nothing to say. I'll respond with the same answer to any question. This was not a football match. How can you play like this? It was water polo with feet, a lottery. The only positive from today is not having picked up any injuries. I can't say anything else."

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): WWWWD
  • Last result: Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona
  • Roma (all competitions): DWWLW
  • Last result: Bologna 2-2 Roma

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Barcelona win: 5/18
  • Draw: 49/10
  • Roma win: 9

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Mathieu, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Roberto, Suarez, Neymar

Roma possible XI: Szczesny; Maicon, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne; Nainggolan, Keita, Pjanic; Florenzi, Dzeko, Iturbe