Which Barca will turn up for Champions League clash on Tuesday?
MADRID, Nov. 4 -- Which face will FC Barcelona show their fans when they entertain Slavia Prague in the Camp Nou Stadium on Tuesday night? Barca have produced some excellent home displays this season, putting five goals past Betis and Valencia and beating Sevilla 4-0, however, they have also had some matches when they have been well below their best, such as a 2-2 draw away to Osasuna, a 2-0 defeat in Granada and the weekend's 3-1 setback away to Levante. The weekend defeat will be especially worrying to Barca fans who watched as their side fell apart in a seven minute spell which saw them concede three goals and at times look like a bunch of players who hardly knew each other. Saturday also saw Barca lose Luis Suarez with a calf injury and coach Ernesto Valverde will have to decide how to replace the Uruguayan, with Ansu Fati or Ousmane Dembele, who was left out of the squad at the weekend, the likely replacements. Sergio Busquets will return in central midfield after starting on the subs' bench on Saturday, with Arthur Melo or Arturo Vidal stepping down. Barca won in Prague a fortnight ago, but were far from convincing and if Slavia are able to produce the same spirit on Tuesday and slightly improve their finishing, it could be an uncomfortable night in the Camp Nou. Tuesday also sees Valencia in action and they need to beat Lille to give themselves a decent chance of qualifying from their group. Albert Celedes' side claimed a morale boosting win away to Espanyol on Saturday and will be favorites to beat the French side who have yet to win away from home this season. Valencia's form in front of their fans is hardly spectacular with just one home win in their last five games and Celades could be tempted to put his faith in Maxi Gomez, who would certainly pose a threat from set pieces and crosses into the area delivered by the precise Dani Parejo. Xinhua