Santos forward Neymar has heaped praise on Barcelona, branding the Champions League holders as the strongest club in the globe.
The Copa Libertadores champions will have the chance to lock horns with Barca in December as the two sides will compete in the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan.
The Camp Nou oufit have been suggested as one of the likeliest destinations for Neymar when he decides to move to Europe, despite being heavily linked with their rivals Real Madrid, and the 19-year-old has conceded he is relishing the opportunity to meet the Liga champions on the pitch.
"Santos are preparing for the last match of the year, which will be the match of our lives," he told reporters after Santos' victory against Vasco da Gama. "We will improve our playing pace.
"Right now, Barca are the best team in the world, but if that will make them win or not, it will be seen on the field of play."
Santos are ninth in the Brazilian league, 10 points shy of leaders Corinthians.