Champions League: Barcelona vs Roma: Team news, injuries, possible lineups


Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona will on Wednesday night clash with AS Roma at home in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals match.

Valverde’s men will hope to beat Roma after playing a 2-2 draw with Sevilla in an away La Liga clash at the weekend.

Barcelona currently sit on number 1 position in the Spanish topflight league table with 76 points from 30 games.

The Catalan club will be without playmaker, Philippe Coutinho who is cup-tied having played in the competition for Liverpool.

Midfielder, Sergio Busquets is expected to be fit to face the Italian side having returned to training this week.

Lionel Messi, who came back from injury to score against Sevilla on Saturday, is back to fitness and will face Roma at Nou Camp tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Eusebio Di Francesco’s Roma heads into Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona after playing a 1-1 draw with Bologna in an away Serie A clash at the weekend.

Di Francesco’s men currently sit on third position in the Italian topflight league table with 60points from 30 games.

Roma lost 6-1 to Barcelona the last time the two sides met in 2015 Champions League group stage clash.

Left-back, Lucas Digne and midfielder, Sergi Samper have both been ruled out from the clash due to injury.

Striker, Cengiz Under is unlikely to make the trip to Spain because of injury.

Radja Nainggolan, who limped off against Bologna at the weekend, is yet to recover from hamstring injury.

Barcelona potential starting XI:

GK: Ter Stegen

Defense: Alba, Pique, Umtiti, Roberto

Midfield: Iniesta, Busquets, Rakatic, Dembele

Attack: Suarez, Messi

Roma potential starting XI:

GK: Alisson

Defense: Kolarov, Fazio, Manolas, Florenzi

Midfield: De Rossi, Strootman, Nainggolan

Attack: Perotti, Dzeko, El Shaarawy

The kick off time for the match is schedule at 7:45pm.


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