DAY 2 OF THE CHAMPIONS
Alignments of the J2 of the Champions: Sporting-Barça
Published:25/09/2017 - 08:00h
Updated:27/09/2017 - 22:29h
Second meeting of Champions and first party to domicile. The FC Barcelona wants the leadership in solitary of the Group D and for this will have to win to the Sporting of Portugal in José Alvalade. These are the onces chosen by Valverde for the second day
It goes back the Champions for the FC Barcelona, that will look for the second victory of the course to remain like leader in solitary of his group and encarrilar the classification to the eliminatory phase. After beginning with a conclusive triumph on the Juventus, the Catalans will confront to a group a priori more affordable, but that has warned that it wants to tie up some point in the visit of the Barcelona team. As it is used to to be usual in the parties out of house, Ernesto Valverde will park his rotations and will go out with the more resembled an eleven of gala.
For the duel, the Catalans arrive with the drops of Ousmane Dembélé and Rafinha, lesionados, whereas Thomas Vermaelen, Burn Turan, and Paco Alcácer repeat absence by technical decision, and every time are more intense the rumours that speak that the Turkish and the Valencian can look for an exit the next month of January.
This is the XI of the Barça in front of the Sporting
XI of the Sporting: Rui Patrício; Coates, Mathieu, Coentrãor, Piccini; Carvalho, Battaglia; Bruno Fernandes, Coins, Gélson; and Bas Dost.
XI of the FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Hammered, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Sergi Roberto, Messi and Suárez.
Bench of the Barça: Cillessen, André Gomes, Mascherano, Paulinho, Digne, Denis, Aleix Vidal.
With few doubts to tactical level and a team increasingly conjuntado, Ernesto Valverde will throw of his men of confidence to ensure the three points in an exit complicated. Although it seemed that Gerard Deulofeu could go back to the eleven, will be Sergi Roberto the one who accompany to Leo Messi and Luis Suárez, that will be to full performance to close a victory and several individual aims that could seal in the stadium José Alvalade. The one of Riudarenes, besides, will see the party from the terracing.
The Sporting of Portugal will try to continue with his good series and continue adding points in the visit of one of the big rivals of his group. The Portuguese know that his pass to the following round depends on his performances in front of the Barça and the Juventus, and to the protect of his fans will try to give the first surprise. The tactical solution that try to detain to Leo Messi will be one of the incógnitas of the meeting.