Return to a semifinal round of the Champions League after two seasons out of them, is the goal pursued FC Barcelona in the match that opens on Tuesday against AS Roma a key to which the azulgrana are presented as favorites thanks to the disposition of their entire arsenal of troops.
The regret of which began in 2016 when they were eliminated in quarters for Atlético de Madrid (2-1 at Camp Nou, 2-0 at "Vicente Calderón"), while Juventus was the last to beat them last year (3-0 in Italy, 0-0 at Camp Nou)
Those of Ernesto Valverde however, are the only European club that has not lost in their domestic tournament . physical recovery of Lionel Messi who already played a few minutes against Sevilla after missing the two friendly matches with the Argentine national team.
For this game, Valverde only have a doubt With the sure reappearance of Sergio Busquets, after recovering from an injury that left him out of competition in the last three weeks; the presence of Paulinho or Dembélé will determine the tactical drawing.
Thus, the 11th holder of Barcelona will be with Marc-André ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Andrés Iniesta; Ousmane Dembélé or Paulinho, Messi and Luis Suárez
Rome, meanwhile, arrives in Spain with good news, the call of the Belgian Radja Nainggolan recovered from a muscular problem, and with another negative: the absence by injury of the Turk Cengiz Under.
After defeating Chelsea, separating Atlético Madrid and defeating Shakhtar Donetsk in the round of 16, Rome became, together with Sevilla, the revelation of this cup, to reach the Camp Nou wanting to keep surprising.
To achieve this, the classic 4-3-3 of Eusebio Di Francesco will see Alisson Becker; Alessandro Florenzi, Federico Fazio, Kostas Manolas, Aleksandar Kolarov; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman, Diego Perotti, Stephan El Shaarawy; Edin Dzeko
The action between the Catalans and the Giallorossi will begin this April 4 at 15:45 hours (18:45 GMT), at which time you will be able to follow every detail next to the Scoreboard Virtual of AlAireLibre.cl.