Barcelona announced that they will save five of their main players on this game against Rubin Kazan, from Rússia, counting for Champions League. After conquered a place to the 1/8 finals on the last game, the coach Guardiola decided to save David Villa, Xavi, Pedro, Daniel Alves and Keita.
In three Champions League games, Rubin Kazan never was defeated by Barcelona and even was one of the few clubs that could defeat Pep Guardiola on Camp Nou.
The last news says that Keita has a knee injury and he will be save due to precaution.
But, Barcelona, with the Argentinian Lionel Messi playing, will try to clean the bad image they have with the Russian team, one of the few teams that in three games (two draws and a win at Camp Nou) avoid Barcelona to win.
The absence of Xavi probably will bring back the Argentinian Javier Mascherano as main player, as well as the young Bojan on attack.
The Russian team will try to win a place on the 1/8 finals, but they depend on the result of Copenhague, second placed of the group, with more one point than the Russians, who will play against Panathinaikos, fourth placed and without any chances on Champions League. Rubin Kazan will pass to the next round if they draw in Camp Nou and Copenhague loose their game.
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