They don't come much bigger than this, Barcelona FC at the Camp Nou, except if your playing Liverpool FC at Anfield,
As far as European prestige goes we are right up there in terms of European Royalty, Nine finals we have graced coming out five times as Champions, a pedigree only surpassed/matched by Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Bayern Munich,
Barcelona despite all their pomp & circumstance cannot match us and they know it,
Ppl will regard the Catalan giants as favourites, we as the underdogs and that suits us just fine, they may have their superstars in Messi & Suarez and can destroy most of their domestic opposition but facing us is a totally different kettle of fish altogether,
They won't have come across a defensive unit like ours in La Liga nor in the CL either, so in essence its attack V defence the difference being our defence can and will cope, but the biggest question is, will theirs?
And over both legs i believe they won't, if we can keep it tight going into the Anfield game we will win, simple as that, it could be anything, 1-1, 3-3, whatever, a clean sheet though and you can put the Champagne on ice,.......
....for the Camp Nou leg....
Milner Matip VvD Robertson
Salah Firmino Mane
Bench; Migs, Trent, Gomez, Keita, Origi, Shaqiri, Oxlade.
I've stuck Milner in for his experience, young Trent will be a target and seen as vulnerable, Gini can break up play and provide , Fab & Hendo speak for themselves, as do the fun boy three up top,
Massive game this and a very tough one for them, for us, just another test to see how good we actually are.
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