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

Date: 19-09-2023 5:29 pm (3 days ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 19-09-2023 05:29 PM (3 days ago)

Date: Tuesday 19th September, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm
Stadium  Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys
Referee   Radu Petrescu (Romania)
Goal Scorer:

Barcelona remain without the services of Ronald Araujo and Pedri through injury, but Ilkay Gundogan did feature against Real Betis on Saturday despite concerns over a back problem.

Fermin Lopez is also available again after serving a league suspension at the weekend, so Xavi will have a strong squad for this match, with the manager having plenty of decisions to make.

Gundogan is likely to come back into central midfield, while there might also be a recall for 16-year-old Lamine Yamal, who could start alongside Felix and Lewandowski in attack.

The same back five from Saturday should retain their spots, while Raphinha has dropped down the pecking order since being sent off on the opening weekend of the new league season, so he is unlikely to be considered for a start in Tuesday's European contest.
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Gavi, De Jong, Gundogan; Yamal, Lewandowski, Felix

Royal Antwerp
Antwerp will be without the services of Ortwin De Wolf, Davino Verhulst, Bjorn Engels, Sam Vines and Kobe Corbanie for the contest with Barcelona through injury.

Vincent Janssen is the team's leading goalscorer this season with six goals in eight appearances, and the 29-year-old will again feature in the final third of the field.

Michel-Ange Balikwisha and Arbnor Muja are also expected to operate in advanced areas, while there will be a start at left-back for former Manchester United defender Ritchie De Laet.
Royal Antwerp possible starting lineup:
Butez; Bataille, Van den Bosch, Coulibaly, De Laet; Keita, Ekkelenkamp, Vermeeren; Balikwisha, Janssen, Muja
Prediction: Barcelona 3-0 Royal Antwerp

Posted: at 19-09-2023 05:29 PM (3 days ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 19-09-2023 06:00 PM (3 days ago)
say no to tete
Posted: at 19-09-2023 06:00 PM (3 days ago) | Grande Master