We are down to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League and it couldn’t get any better this year. The Spanish League has 3 teams still in the competition namely FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid who’ll meet Roma, Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven respectively. Could Messi & co make it happen for Barça for a 6th time?
Leo Messi has been training these past few days and the question everyone’s asking is if he will be available for Saturday’s Clasico against Real Madrid. Should Barça risk further injury or a relapse of the great man by fielding him or should they exercise self control and believe in what they’ve got to take on the Merengues?
Celta Vigo humbled Barça last night at Balaídos by beating the Catalan giants by 4 goals to 1. There wasn’t much Messi and co could do as Celta ran amok and gave Barcelona a lesson in humility. Piqué’s return didn’t go to plan either as the defender committed and awful error which Celta pounced on to make it 2-0 before half time.
FC Barcelona have arrived in Rome for tomorrow night’s curtain raiser against Italian serie A giants Roma in the first leg of their group stage clash. Luis Enrique has taken 20 players with him including Barça B duo Gerard Gumbau and José Suárez. Messi’s parents along with his brothers have also made the trip.
Barcelona FC will be back in full force again shortly. Their South American stars, Messi, Neymar, Suarez and Mascherano will return after having figured for their World Cup 2018 qualifying clashes featuring their home nations.