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BARÇA NEEDS TO WIN AND CONVINCE

Barça looks to close its pass to the next round against a doubting Dortmund

Published:27/11/2019 - 01:01h

Updated:27/11/2019 - 08:10h

FC Barcelona faces Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday with the aim of winning and confirming their mathematical presence in the round of 16. The Catalans need to win and convince their fans after leaving doubts in recent weeks

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The FC Barcelona will look for this Wednesday the victory against the Borussia Dortmund from the 21:00 hours in the Camp Nou. The Barcelona have an only opportunity to close the classification for the eighth of final of Champions. If it wins, the Barça will be mathematically in the following round like first of group.

Right now, the culés lead the group with 8 points, one more than the Borussia, that has 7. The Inter follows them to both with four and with fewer options, but still has possibilities. If the Barcelona wins, will put with 11 and to fault of a meeting anybody will be able to at least empatarle. A tie or a defeat could propiciar even remain out of the Champions in the last day, with what win is fundamental.

For the crash, Ernesto Valverde will be able to have the already recovered Clément Lenglet, that has received the high doctor this Tuesday. The central French could not play against the Leganés by annoyances and rested, but yes will be in Champions. It expects that it play beside Samuel Umtiti in the centre of the defence, since Gerard Hammered can not play by sanction.

Another that will go back to the team is Sergi Roberto, that did not travel to Madrid to play against the Bequeaths by sanction. Moussa Wagué Played in Butarque in the right, but everything aims that against the Dortmund will do it the one of Reus. With Nélson Semedo lesiondo, the polyvalent canterano always is the option chosen by the 'Txingurri' and does not seem that this go to change now.

Arthur is the another Barcelona footballer that was not in Leganés and yes will be in League of Champions. The Brazilian remained out of the announcement by technical decision, but the normal is that it was headline against the Borussia. In League, the Barcelona missed his pause and his good deal of balloon and Valverde could resort to he to win to the Germans. Arturo Vidal seems the another big option for the place after his goal and of his good minutes in Butarque.

The bad moment of form of Antoine Griezmann has caused that Valverde begin to have doubts with him. It says that against the Dortmund could go in in his place Ousmane Dembélé, that already was to title the past weekend. The extreme has more desborde and speed that the ex rojiblanco and could be more useful in a crash of gone and turn as it could be the one of this Wednesday. The last word, as of habit, will have it the technician extremeño.

The Borussia arrives with doubts, but with win

The German team does not arrive in his best moment and in the Bundesliga is leaving a lot of doubts. Lucien Favre could play the place these next weeks if it remains deleted in Champions and, for them, the triumph also is fundamental. With the victory, the germanos would advance to the Barcelona in the group and would plant leaders with two points of advantage regarding the Barça to only a day of the end.

In the gone, the pupilos of Favre already showed that have spare arms for amargarle the night to the culés. Few groups have the dynamism and the speed of the Germans up and the Barça will have to walk with a lot of eye in the contras. In September, Ter Stegen avoided the goleada of the Borussia in his stadium in a crash in which the Barcelona saw surpassed during the 90 minutes.

Without Paco Alcácer, lesionado of the knee, the right band of the Dortmund is definitely with what more care has to have the Barcelona. If Achraf Hakimi plays in the right, the couple that can form with Jadon Sancho could go back crazy to Junior Firpo, if the Hispanic-dominican does not receive constant helps. If, by the contrary, the canterano madridista plays in the left-handed side, will be Sergi Roberto the one who suffer with him. The Moroccan is probably the footballer more in shape of the group germano and his constants gone up could create a lot of danger. The Barça will have to watch him closely, the same that to Sancho or Reus, if it wants to have a calm night.

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