Barcelona has lost another of the historic players, Busquets, in the break, but they have experience and players to come out of any challenge. Ansu Fati will not be there, another of those who can mark an era and the question is whether Coutinho, who comes out of injury (has not played since October 24) or Pedri will play in his position. The canary option seems safer. For Koeman's team it is not just another meeting. It is a litmus test.

AS to follow: Messi. The azulgrana team clings to the Argentine star, which is already a lot.