Lionel Messi still remains doubtful as Barcelona visit Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League at the Signal Iduna Park.
The Catalans go into the clash off the back of a 5-2 victory against Valencia on Saturday, with Frenkie de Jong, Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez scoring after 16-year-old Ansu Fati had grabbed the opener. Prior to the win, La Blaugrana had managed a solitary triumph in La Liga this term.
The Germans crushed Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 in the Bundesliga to record their third league win of the season. Lucien Favre watched his side tear their opponents apart in a devastating display that showed they are genuine contenders for Bayern Munich’s throne.
Head To Head
As mentioned, these two teams have only locked horns twice in European competition, with both of those matches coming in the UEFA Super Cup back in 1998. Barca recorded a 2-0 home win before claiming a 1-1 draw in Germany to record a 3-1 aggregate success.
Possible Line Up
Borussia Dortmund: Burki; Hakimi, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Delaney, Witsel; Brandt, Reus, Sancho; Alcacer
Barcelona: Ter Stegen: Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Roberto; Griezmann, L Suarez, Perez
Without Messi, Barca might well be underdogs heading into Tuesday night’s clash. Suarez’s return is extremely important, though, Barca could pick a win or draw under 4.5 at Signal Iduna Park.
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