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Gerard Pique is serving a one-have compatibility suspension
Olympiakos v Barcelona, Champions League Group D
Venue: Karaiskakis Stadium, Athens Date: Tuesday, 31 October, 19:45 BST
How to look at: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 are living; text commentary on the BBC Sport web page

Barcelona can also be without Gerard Pique for their shuttle to Olympiakos after he was once sent off against the Greek champions a fortnight previously.

The five-time European champions are also without Ousmane Dembele, Andres Iniesta, Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan.

Ernesto Valverde’s Barca side will qualify for the overall 16 within the match that they upper the result of Sporting Lisbon, who’re at space to Juventus.

Valverde managed Olympiakos in two spells between 2008 and 2012.

“It’s emotional to come here to Athens, to this stadium, for what it has meant to me and for what is at stake,” said Valverde, 53.

“Even though they (Olympiakos fans) will give me a good reception, I’m sure they will be right behind their team.”

Olympiakos, who’re nevertheless with out a stage in Group D, will see their slim hopes of qualification end within the match that they lose and Juventus avoid defeat away at Sporting Lisbon.

The Greek champions have received merely four of their ultimate 12 competitive fits and feature been beaten 1-0 by means of competition Panathinaikos at the weekend.

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