Arsenal vs FC Barcelona : Predicted lineups
With one foot ready to step in the quarter-finals, FC Barcelona will be looking forward to finishing the job tomorrow when they take on the English Premier League title hopefuls Arsenal FC playing at the Camp Nou.
With a 2-0 aggregate lead adding to their advantage from the last Arsenal vs FC Barcelona encounter, the Blaugrana merely require to avoid catastrophe tomorrow evening to secure the anticipated progression from the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 for the incredible ninth successive season. The visitors of the Arsenal vs FC Barcelona clash are somewhat out of form of late, while of course the hosts are on an dreamy unbeaten streak of fabulous record-breaking proportions.
Not since Ajax overturned the crucial odds against Benfica have a side performed such an incredible feat, and Arsenal must replicate that very sort at the Nou Camp against the holders and Europe’s most intimidating attack.
For 70 minutes in the first leg of this Arsenal vs FC Barcelona tie Arsene Wenger’s side had held firm ground against Barcelona, threatening on the break and also limiting their opponents to just a few chances.
But then Lionel Messi struck twice, profiting off clinically perhaps the only two mistakes the hosts had made, and Arsenal were left facing a near-certain exit eventually.
After the game Wenger put his team’s chances at mere “five per cent”. Most felt he had been rate=her generous. Can they upset the odds, or at least manage to offer yet another impressive performance in vain this time too?
This unbeaten streak of Barcelona has been nothing short of jaw-dropping, but in reality it started somewhat slowly. Draws weren’t common, but they at least existed in flesh and blood – whereas now the Barcelona have won 18 matches of their last 19 matches – the only exception being the 1-1 draw with Valencia in the Copa del Rey after they annihilated them 7-0 in the first-leg.