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Barca stars Messi and Suarez start in Dublin, Celtic's Ireland U21 defender O'Connell gets the nod

The International Champions Cup game will feature two of the best players in the world this evening.

Barcelona Pre-Season Training Camp - St George's Park Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will both feature from the start. Mike Egerton Mike Egerton

LIONEL MESSI AND Luis Suarez have both been named in Barcelona’s team to play Celtic at the Aviva Stadium this evening (6pm).

In what is their first pre-season game, the Spanish champions face the Hoops in the International Champions Cup in Dublin after a week-long training camp at St George’s Park in England.

Several first team players have not travelled, but Barca manager Luis Enrique has handed starts to South American stars Messi and Suarez.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has put out a strong line-up, which features Ireland U21 defender Eoghan O’Connell.

Barcelona: Masip, Mathieu, Vidal, Martinez, Roberto, Camara, Munir, Turan, D Suarez, L Suarez, Messi.

Celtic: Gordon, Janko, Ambrose, O’Connell, Izaguirre, Brown, Bitton, McGregor, Roberts, Griffiths, Forrest.

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