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Barcelona vs Manchester City, 2016 UEFA Champions League: Injuries & suspensions list

Plenty of players on both sides will miss Tuesday's game

FC Barcelona v Manchester City FC - UEFA Champions League Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona returns to action in the Champions League on Tuesday, at Etihad Stadium against Manchester City looking to book a place in the knockout stages. A draw is enough to guarantee at least second place in Group C, but Luis Enrique and his men are certainly looking for a victory.

The injury crisis is slowly ending, but Lucho still has to contend with lots of problems. The game against City at Camp Nou two weeks ago destroyed his defense, as he lost Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba and Jérémy Mathieu to injury. Mathieu actually received a red card in that game, but having injured his calf last week, he's now ruled out for two reasons. Bad luck, huh?

Aleix Vidal also injured his hamstring last week, though he's completely out of the plans at the moment. The big injury is obviously Andrés Iniesta, who is not expected back until January with a knee injury. With a short squad to work with, Enrique has had to call up a few Barça B players to join the first team during the crisis, which is great news for the youngsters who can experience being around the biggest stars in the club during an European night.

But it's not just Luis Enrique who has problems. Pep Guardiola lost Claudio Bravo thanks to a dumb red card the Chilean got in the game at Camp Nou, which means Willy Caballero is likely to start in goal for the Citizens and the 'MSN' trio will have very good chances of scoring.

In total there are NINE players from the both teams in the injury/suspension list:

Who is most affected by the injuries, Barça fans? Comment below!

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