FC Barcelona XI vs Frankfurt: Starting line-up, confirmed team news & latest injuries for Europa League game

The Catalans travel to Germany for the first leg of their quarter-final following major La Liga wins over Real Madrid and Sevilla.

Alves started at Camp Nou on Saturday but the veteran continues to be out of European fixtures having not been entered in the competition.

Sergino Dest isn’t fit to cover for the Brazilian due to a hamstring injury, which forced Ronald Araujo away.

Luuk de Jong misses the game after testing positive for Covid-19 late last week, while injuries will keep Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti sidelined.

Barca boss Xavi has opted to rotate his line-up and bring in Adama Traore in place of in-form Ousmane Dembele.

Predicts Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Pique, Garcia, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Adama, Aubameyang, Torres.

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