Barcelona hopes to ignite its offense Wednesday when it opens play in the UEFA Champions League against six-time French champion at Camp Nou
Barcelona has beaten Athletic Bilbao, 3-1, at home -- only one of the three goals came from the run of play -- and tied 0-0 twice on the road in three La Liga games.
"This isn't the image that I want for Barcelona and it isn't the one we should be giving," Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard
said after Sunday's 0-0 tie at
Osasuna. "We still haven't seen the Barcelona we are all used to seeing." Thierry Henry
, who has yet to score since arriving at Barcelona, should
join Lionel Messi
in the Barcelona attack.
OL has had one of the best defenses in Europe in
recent years, but outside back Eric Abidal
was sold to Barcelona in the offseason, and France goalkeeper Gregory
and Brazil defender Cris
are both sidelined with injuries. PROBABLE LINEUPS: Barcelona --
1-Victor Valdes; 11-Gianluca Zambrotta, 12-Gabriel Milito, 21-Lilian Thuram, 22-Eric Abidal; 24-Yaya Toure, 6-Xavi, 20-Deco; 14-Thierry Henry,
10-Ronaldinho, 19-Lionel Messi. Lyon --
30-Remy Vercoutre; 11-Fabio Grosso, 29-Sebastien Squillaci, 22-Cleber Anderson, 2-Francois Clerc; 28-Jeremy
Toulalan, 6-Kim Kallstrom, 5-Mathieu Bodmer, 8-Juninho; 14-Sidney Govou, 10-Karim Benzema. Referee:
Massimo Busacca (Switzerland).