The Arsenal will be the rival of the Barça in eighth of Champions 2015-16

The Arsenal will be the rival of the Barça in eighth of Champions 2015-16

Published:14/12/2015 - 15:01h


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The FC Barcelona will measure finally to the Arsenal in eighth of final of the UEFA Champions League 2015-16. The culés, valid champions of the competition, were the rival to avoid by part of all the seconds of group and have the challenge to win the second Champions followed

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The Arsenal will be finally the rival of the FC Barcelona in the round of eighth of Champions League 2015-16, a rival that is not of the "coconuts" that could touch him to the culés -Juventus and PSG- but that yes can put in difficulties to the group of Luis Enrique, being accustomed to have confronted during the last seasons in several occasions to the Barcelona team, so much in the round of eighth as in quarter-finals.

The party of gone will play on 23 February, in the stadium of the English team, the Emirates Stadium. The turn, in the Camp Nou, will contest on 16 March from the 20:45 hours.

A priori the Barça is the maximum candidate to happen the eliminatory and advance to the quarter-finals, where could find curiously with an opponent of inferior quality to the "gunners", taking into account the pairings of eighth Wolfsburg-Gent and Zenith-Benfica.

The Real Madrid, by his part, will follow having the easiest things in eighth of final -as it is used to to be usual during the last campaigns- when confronting to the Rome, a team that was in the group of the Barça and that classified "in extremis" to eighth of final starring several crazy "parties" against Bayer Leverkusen and BEATS Borisov.

The best of the draw of eighth for the Barça are the pairings Chelsea-PSG and Bayern-Juventus, that guarantee that two of the big applicants to the title will not be presents in the round of quarter-finals. In any case, the FC Barcelona will have to think first in classifying for the eighth of final of the European competition. The Arsenal is every time better in the Premier League, where is third to few points of the leadership, and will not be easy to surpass them.

The fans preferred to Gent, Benfica or PSV

In a survey published the week gone through the newspaper "Sport" remained checked which were the opponents that the fans of the FC Barcelona preferred of face to the eighth Champions. The possible rival less voted was the Dinamo of Kiev, that in spite of not being to the same level of quality that Juventus, PSG and Arsenal, yes could have him complicated the things to the Barça. And it is that the parties of gone of eighth will contest the days 16 and 17 February, in the dead of winter in Ukraine and, therefore, some meteorological conditions to which the Dinamo of Kiev already is accustomed.

In this sense, 56% of the voters opted by the modest Gent Belgian like big preference for the eighth of final of Champions, gone on down 13% of Benfica and PSV. To them it followed them the Arsenal with 9% of the votes of the users, whereas Juventus and PSG received so only 5% of the suffrages. They were situated just by in front of the Dinamo of Kiev, that with 4% of the votes was the less preferred rival by the fans culé.

In any case, the reality is that any of the possible rivals caused fear to a Barcelona accustomed to confront during the last seasons to all the big clubs of Europe. The past campaign, in which it won the triplete, the ones of Luis Enrique swept in Champions League in the rounds of double party to Manchester City, PSG, Bayern Munich and Juventus of Turín, generating besides authentic exhibitions of game with goleadas like the lumbered with in the Camp Nou to the ones of Pep Guardiola (3-0) and in the Park of The Princes to the PSG (1-3). The Barça is prepared for everything in the challenge to conquer the second Champions consecutive.

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