La Liga powerhouse Barcelona is set to host Serie A’s AC Milan on Wednesday in UEFA Champions League group play. The last time these two met, they tied in Italy. With Barcelona hosting the game in Spain, they’re expecting and hoping for a different result. If Lionel Messi could break out of his goalless slump, that’d help things too.
“I do not see him worried,” Barcelona’s Gerardo Martino said, via ESPN FC.
“I do not know what others are saying, but I speak with him about what I need to and I am very relaxed about his state. It could be that Leo does not feel fine, because he has had two injuries this season, and maybe lost some condition, so he might feel he is not 100 percent. We are not doing anything special. He is training as normal with us, nothing specific.”
A win at Camp Nou is important though.
“For us it is important to almost ensure qualification,” he added. “Maybe it will not be mathematically sure, but we will be at the door of the next round. That will allow us to face the last two games in a relaxed way, knowing we have things almost covered.”
Date: November 6
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Stadium: Estadio Camp Nou
TV Info: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
Key – POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points