Ferencvaros v Barcelona : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 01-12-2020 9:38 pm (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 1-12-2020 09:38 PM (4 months ago)
Online (m)

Date :Wednesday 2nd, December  2020
Time: 9:00pm
Stadium Puskas Arena
Referee Alexey Kulbakov (Belarus)
Goal Scorer:

Team News

Ferencvaros only have one injury concern to contend with in the form of Eldar Civic, meaning that Marcel Heister should retain his spot at left-back.

Endre Botka was a worry on the other side of defence having been forced to self-isolate earlier this month, but the 26-year-old is ready to start in what promises to be a daunting night for the Ferencvaros rearguard.

Somalia and David Siger should come back into the hosts' midfield, while Roko Baturina staked his claim for a starting role at the weekend - doubling his side's lead just seconds after coming off the bench against MTK.
Ferencvaros possible starting lineup:
Dibusz; Botka, Frimpong, Blazic, Kovacevic, Heister; Zubkov, Somalia, Siger, Nguen; Baturina
Ferencvaros Champions League form: DDLDLL
Ferencvaros form (all competitions): LWWWLW

Barcelona are already without three central defenders in Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo, and Koeman had to witness the sombre sight of Clement Lenglet hobbling off with an ankle problem, which is likely to rule him out of this encounter despite his inclusion in the matchday squad.

Oscar Mingueza is certain to start once more given Koeman's defensive dilemma, and in the absence of his other four centre-backs, Koeman could deploy Sergio Busquets - who has only just returned to action himself - alongside Mingueza.

Messi was rested for last week's encounter with Kiev and that is the case again here, with Junior Firpo, Miralem Pjanic, Trincao and Ousmane Dembele all hoping to be given an opportunity to impress.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Coutinho have not been included in the squad for this game either, with the former's absence guaranteeing a start for Neto in between the sticks.
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Neto; Dest, Busquets, Mingueza, Firpo; Pjanic, Alena; Trincao, Griezmann, Dembele; Braithwaite
Barcelona Champions League form: WWWW
Barcelona form (all competitions): DWWLWW

Prediction: Ferencvaros 1-4 Barcelona

Posted: at 1-12-2020 09:38 PM (4 months ago) | Hero