FC Barcelona Tuesday night in the second leg of the quarter finals in the Champions League against Manchester United by Romelu Lukaku count on Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembélé, as confirmed Barça coach Ernesto Valverde in Monday’s press conference. Barcelona defends a 0-1 victory from the heenwedstrijd.
Messi was awarded last week, in which heenwedstrijd at Old Trafford and a slap in the face of Chris Smalling and was there last weekend as a precaution, not in La Liga against Huesca. With an almost complete B team came to the Catalans, there is not further than a scoreloos tie. “Messi is fully recovered from that blow”, confirmed Valverde. “Two days afterwards he was already recovering. There is no longer a problem for the second leg.”
In the Camp Nou will the Argentine international on Tuesday a great opportunity to deal with a nasty statistic. In the quarter-finals of the Champions League was Messi, after all, already twelve games in a row not scoring, his last goal dates from 2013. “And so he just more likely to be Tuesday be a day to score,” said Valverde. “Statistics often say more about the past than about the future. We can’t predict what will happen, but you can from so’n things motivation to achieve them.”
In addition to Messi is also Ousmane Dembélé ready for the arrival of the Mancunians. The Frenchman played last weekend, an hour after he was four weeks out with a dijbeenblessure. “He is Tuesday available. It is possible that he will start, but we say nothing more about it. Saturday, he played sixty minutes and that was so. However, it is to wait and see if he has ninety minutes to handle.”
The Catalan coach is also on his guard, after ManU in the previous round in the second leg in Paris are still as good as lost position back. “In the Champions League they have this year, three of their four games on the move won, and often, the decision was only in the slotminuten, as against PSG and Juventus. So We need to be vigilant.”