Sergio Busquets has been ruled out of Barcelona’s Champions League meeting with Ajax on Tuesday on account of a bruise in the hip.
Busquets missed Saturday’s 3-0 win over Eibar and is believed to have been left out of the Group F encounter as a precaution with the El Clasico scheduled this weekend.
The spaniard’s absence could see Barca coach Luis Enrique name a midfield three of Xavi, Javier Mascherano and Ivan Rakitic at Camp Nou tonight
The Catalans will be keen to bounce back after their 3-2 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain last time out, although their recent home record in this competition will give them some solace. Barcelona have lost just one of their previous 29 Champions League matches at Camp Nou.