Tuesday 10 Apr

Roma vs. Barcelona Match Preview

10 Apr 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Knockout stage
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Knockout stage

AS Roma

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Kick-off
18:45 GMT
10 April 2018

FC Barcelona

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Kick-off
18:45 GMT 10 April 2018

The Roma vs. Barcelona match will be played on Tuesday, April 10, at the Olympic Stadium, Rome. This is the second leg of Champions League quarterfinal stage. In the first match played in Barcelona, the hosts celebrated a convincing 4:1 victory.

STATS

  • Roma is not in a particularly good form currently. They lost their last two games (apart from the defeat in Barcelona, they were defeated by 2:0 in Rome against Fiorentina), and prior to that they recorded a draw against Bologna.
  • Barcelona is currently in a series of 19 matches without a defeat in all competitions. They won four out of their last five matches. Leo Messi scored seven goals in those five games.

HEAD TO HEAD

These teams met six times in the 21st century. Barcelona recorded three victories, Roma had one win, while two matches ended in a draw. Roma needs to replicate the game they won in 2002, when they celebrated a 3:0 victory against Barcelona in Rome.

ROMA NEWS

Roma played a solid game in Barcelona and the result could have been much better for them. However, two own goals by De Rossi and Manolas were too much for them. Barcelona has a three goal advantage, and nobody believes that Roma can eliminate them after the defeat they suffered in Barcelona. On the positive side, Roma doesn't have any injured or suspended players at the moment, so coach Di Francesco can combine and try to make the best possible squad to face Barca in the second leg. Roma won't be able to take possession from Barcelona, so they will have to be more aggressive and try to press their defensive line.

Latest matches: AS Roma

07.04.2018 Seri AS Roma AC Fiorentina 0:2 L
04.04.2018 UEFA FC Barcelona AS Roma 4:1 L
31.03.2018 Seri Bologna FC AS Roma 1:1 D
18.03.2018 Seri FC Crotone AS Roma 0:2 W
13.03.2018 UEFA AS Roma FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1:0 W

BARCELONA NEWS

Barcelona will be relaxed in the upcoming game and they know that one goal will probably seal off the deal. Coach Valverde rested Alba, Umtiti and Iniesta, so they should return in the starting lineup, but Sergio Busquets suffered a minor toe injury, so he is doubtful for the upcoming game.

Latest matches: FC Barcelona

07.04.2018 LaLi FC Barcelona CD Leganes 3:1 W
04.04.2018 UEFA FC Barcelona AS Roma 4:1 W
31.03.2018 LaLi Sevilla FC FC Barcelona 2:2 D
18.03.2018 LaLi FC Barcelona Athletic Bilbao 2:0 W
14.03.2018 UEFA FC Barcelona Chelsea FC 3:0 W

SUMMING UP!

Barcelona is the favorite to win the upcoming match as well, but we will probably witness a more exciting encounter than in Barcelona.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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