Team News: No Cesc Fabregas for Barcelona

Team News: No Fabregas for Barca
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Young Spanish midfielder Thiago takes the place of Cesc Fabregas for Barcelona's trip to BATE Borisov this evening.

Pep Guardiola has decided to rest Cesc Fabregas for this evening's Champions League tie away at BATE Borisov.

In the midfielder's place is youngster Thiago, while Pedro, David Villa and Lionel Messi form a three-pronged attack.

Hosts BATE start former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman as a lone striker.

BATE: Gutor; Bordachev, Filipenko, Simić, Kontsevoi; Volodko, Renan Bressan, Olekhnovich, Baga; Rudik; Kežman

Barca: Valdes; Alves, Mascherano, Puyol, Abidal; Keita, Xavi, T. Alcantara; Pedro, Messi, Villa

Alexandre Pato
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