The Catalan giants welcome Hector Cuper and his side to Camp Nou in Saturday night's Primera Division action
Alves, Pique, Puyol, Abidal
Xavi, Mascherano, Busquets
Pedro, Messi, Villa
Frances, Gonzalez, Bernardo, Christian
Jairo, Munitis, Serrano
However, the Catalan club will be buoyed by the return of Andres Iniesta, who has resumed training after recovering from his hamstring tear. It is likely the Spaniard will be in the squad but Guardiola may opt to ease the midfield maestro back into action with a substitute appearance.
Racing coach Hector Cuper will be without loanee Lautaro Acosta, who will be sidelined for around two months after injuring his knee against Sporting Gijon. Defender Osmar will also miss the Liga clash with the champions after spraining a knee ligament in training.
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- Barcelona won this fixture 3-0 last season, with Pedro, Messi, and Iniesta grabbing the goals for the home side.
- The starting line-up of Spain in the 3-1 win over Scotland on Tuesday included no less than seven Barcelona players.
- Pep Guardiola's side have scored 19 more goals than Racing this season in La Liga so far, netting 23 goals to 4 in just six games.
- Racing have not won a game so far in La Liga this season, notching up four draws and two losses.
- Half of Racing's goals in La Liga this season have came in the first 15 minutes.
- Racing's last La Liga win came in May when they defeated Atletico Madrid 2-1 at El Sardinero.