Kostas Manolas celebrates a goal with Napoli in the Serie A


Manolas, the executioner of Barça in Rome, challenges Messi

Published:23/02/2020 - 17:12h

Updated:23/02/2020 - 17:13h

Manolas, central of Naples and former player of Rome, spoke of FC Barcelona and Leo Messi, who will face Tuesday in the Champions League. The Greek was the executioner of the Culés when he played in Rome and hopes to continue to be

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The FC Barcelona restarts his adventure in the Champions League this Tuesday from the 21:00 hours in Saint Paolo against the Naples. The culés expect to take out a good result of the stadium napolitano to be able to finish the work in the turn in the inexpugnable Camp Nou. For this, the Catalans have Leo Messi that arrives exultant of form and morals after his poker in front of the Eibar of this past Saturday.

The Argentinian will lead to the blaugrana in Italian territory and will have to lidiar against a defence napolitana in which it will be an old known of the Barça. Kostas Manolas, ex defender of the Rome, went the hangman of the barcelonistas in the eighth of final of the League of Champions does two seasons. The Greek culminated the traced back of the Romans in the eliminatory marking the 3-0 in the Olympic and deleted to the culés of Europe against all prognosis.

The own Manolas has spoken few days before seeing again the faces with the Barcelona and with the rosarino. The defender, that along his career always has showed to be very optimistic in front of the challenges, thinks that to win to the Barcelona will be complicated, but does not think to throw the towel ahead of time. "It will be very difficult, but will not begin defeated. We will play our party and afterwards already will see who will win", admitted.

When they asked after him Messi, the ex of the Rome did not scare and left clear that, although it concerns him, does not fear to the captain barcelonista, in spite of his quality and his state of current form. "Messi? When you play against the best of the world, is normal to be concerned, but anybody is unbeatable, all are human beings. First we play the party, afterwards already there will be time to do the calculations", affirmed.

As it could not be of another way, to Manolas remembered him the 3-0 with which the Rome beat to the Barcelona in the campaign 2017/2018. He was the big roman hero in this moment and now looks forward to to repeat this exploit again. "It was an important night for me, but now is part of the past. We expect to revive a party like that this Tuesday", signalled, ilusionado.

Manolas Will be to title this Tuesday

If it does not happen at all rare, the international by Greece will be to title in the centre of the defence napolitana. Without Kalidou Koulibaly, that carries time lesionado, is key for Gennaro Gatusso and will have to lead the defensive of his team. Koulibaly Will be doubt until the last moment by his physical problems and, if it does not arrive to the crash, Nikola Maksimovic will be the one who accompany to the ex of the Rome in the central axis.

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