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L'equip at the Paris Hotel / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

19.51. We've got the PSG line-up too and it reads as follows: Sirigu - Van Der Wiel, David Luiz, Marquinhos, Maxwell - Verratti, Motta, Matuidi - Pastore, Lucas, Cavani.

19.41. The FC Barcelona starting line-up has been announced: 1. Ter Stegen 4. Rakitic 5. Sergio Busquets 7. Pedro 8. Iniesta 10. Messi 11. Neymar 14. Mascherano 18. Alba 22. Alves 24. Mathieu. The subs bench looks like this 13. Bravo, 3. Piqué, 6. Xavi, 20. Sergi Roberto 21. Adriano 29. Sandro 31. Munir. That means that six players return from the side that played in Paris on April 2, 2013: Alves, Alba, Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta and Messi.

19.37.  The team bus has arrived at the Parc des Princes.

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16.00. All news about Champions League match. All look back at the main stories we've covered in the build-up to the Champions League match at the Parc des Princes

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15.55. A large representation of the FC Barcelona party are in the Charlety Stadium to watch the UEFA Youth League match between the U19 teams.

15.30. Comments by president Bartomeu from Paris: "We are delighted he’s with us. Leo Messi has been a fundamental player at the club in recent years. And we can see that he’s going to continue being fundamental. And we’ve always said, we hope he retires at our club."

13.57. The game is being televised live in over 100 countries. There are 94 TV and radio stations attending, 126 press reporters and 60 photographers. No fewer than 15 TV channels have passes to access the pitch for post-match interviews, and around 450 media professionals will be working to inform the world of what happens tonight.

13.30. The players and the rest of the staff are heading for lunch in their Paris hotel.

13.00. The official lunch for PSG and FC Barcelona directors has started. The Catalan club is being represented, among others, by president Josep Maria Bartomeu, vice presidents Carles Vilarrubí, Jordi Cardoner and Manel Arroyo and director Jordi Moix. FCB Nasser Al-Khelaifi will also attend.

11.53. The first team trained at the Camp Nou on Monday evening and you can watch what happened in this exclusive video.

11.45. They’re getting things ready in the Paris Saint-Germain stadium for kick-off in nine hours’ time.

11.06. There will be 1,100 FC Barcelona supporters at the Parc des Princes. There are official FCB supporters clubs arriving from as far afield as London, Slovenia, Lombardy, Belgium and Poland.

10.30. As is traditional for Champions League matches, there’s a meeting going on between representatives from the two clubs, UEFA, the match officials and the security services to finalise details for the game. They agreed that the pitch will be watered three times – before and after the warm-up and at half-time

10.30. The players have had breakfast in the Hotel Pullman La Defense in the French capital.


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