Vincent Janssen in a match with Royal Antwerp

BARÇA WILL DEBUT AGAINST ANTWERP

The former Premier star who threatens Barça in the Champions League

Published:17/09/2023 - 09:19h

Updated:17/09/2023 - 09:22h

FC Barcelona will debut in the Champions League on Tuesday, hosting the unknown Royal Antwerp. The Belgian team, debutant in the tournament, has few bright names in its squad. His main offensive card: Vincent Janssen, former Tottenham striker

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The Royal Amberes will debut in the phase of groups of the Champions League next Tuesday in Montjuïc in front of the FC Barcelona. The Belgian group attained a historical classification after deleting to the AEK Athens in the 'playoff' and arrives without at all that lose to a group where, in addition to the culés, expect them Port wine and Shakthar Donetsk, with the Barça as clear favourite to lead the zone.

In this sense, the ones of Xavi Hernández already have identified to the one who will be his main threat in front of the Belgian group. It treats of Vincent Janssen, forward of 29 years with past in the Tottenham, club where converted 6 so many and 4 assistances in a pair of seasons. After his go through Mexico with the Monterrey, the Dutch has recovered the international prestige with the Amberes, where has strengthened like figure.

Vincent Janssen arrives 'on fire' to the first duel with the Barça

And it is that the one of Heesch arrives in his best moment to the first duel against the Barcelona after converitr 5 so many in the first 6 days of the Belgian league with the group directed by the ex culé Mark go Bommel. The Dutch also premièred in Champions with a goal in the 'playoff' in front of the AEK and expects to prolong his series in the Estadi Lluís Companys and continue improving his registers of the past season.

In the 2022/23, Janssen added 18 goals and 4 assistances that were keys for the historical consecration of the Amberes in the Belgian league. In fact, the Royal is the second team more goleador in this beginning of season with 13 so many in six days, supported in the big production of a Vincet the one who, to his 29 years, lives one of the best moments of his career.

Xavi will not touch at all in defence for the debut in Champions

Except surprise, Xavi Hernández would not have to do changes in defence for the debut in front of the Amberes. The pair Christensen-Koundé has been headline in the five days of League contested until the moment, although it would not be rare that the Danish went out in place of Iñigo Martínez, considering that the ex defender of Chelsea had activity with his selection during the stop and, instead, the Basque accumulates little shooting after happening the summer lesionado.

In the bands, Joao Cancel and Alejandro Balde would have to be in the XI, although Marcos Alonso can be an interesting variant to give rest to the canterano culé. By right, Cancel has showed a big level in his two first parties and the Saturday converted his first so much in front of the Betis, by which is little likely that was not of the game the Tuesday.

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