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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann train with Barcelona ahead of Champions League trip to Slavia Prague - in pictures

The Spanish champions make their first trip to the Czech capital for a competitive fixture when they face Champions League underdogs Slavia Prague on Wednesday

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all took part in Barcelona training as the Catalan club look to put the ongoing political turmoil behind them to secure a sixth straight victory across competitions.

The Spanish champions make their first trip to the Czech capital for a competitive fixture when they face Champions League underdogs Slavia Prague on Wednesday.

Ernesto Valverde's men eased past Eibar 3-0 away on Saturday with Messi, Luis and Griezmann all on target.

Their fifth straight competitive win - including a 2-1 victory over Inter Milan in their last Champions League game - took them to the top of La Liga a point ahead of Real Madrid.

Last week Spain's "Big Two" agreed to postpone el clasico, which would have been a showdown for the top league spot, from next Saturday to December because of the protests in Catalonia.

Barcelona are second in Group F with four points from two matches, level on points with leaders Borussia Dortmund, who top the group on goal difference.

Dortmund travel to Milan to face Inter, who prop up the group with one point after being held by Slavia Prague on Matchday 1 followed by defeat to Barcelona.

Argentine forward Messi and French striker Griezmann were on Monday named among the 30 nominees for the 2019 Ballon d'Or.

Above is a picture gallery of Messi and the rest of the Barcelona squad training ahead of Wednesday's match.

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Updated: October 22, 2019 07:14 PM

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