FC Barcelona Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester United (UCL Quarterfinals)

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FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde heavily rotated his squad yesterday in his side’s goalless draw with minnows Huesca. The result was a drab, listless performance, but with eyes on the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie with Manchester United, (and the domestic leaguer pretty much wrapped up) the decision made perfect sense.

“Of course we always want to win, but there were some exceptional circumstances for us here,” Valverde told his post game press conference. “We’d played Wednesday [against United] and we have the second leg on Tuesday.”

“I thought it was time to make changes. It was a test for the players that played, and I think they did well.”

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Let’s take a look at what first team lineup Valverde might field in this one, with his starters now fresh.

FC Barcelona Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester United (UCL Quarterfinal, Barca up 1-0)

Ousmane Dembele      Luis Suarez        Lionel Messi

Arthur Melo       Sergio Busquets      Ivan Rakitic

Jordi Alba         Clement  Lenglet       Gerard Pique    Semedo

Marc-Andre ter Stegen

 

Manchester United vs FC Barcelona (1-0 aggregate) UEFA Champions League Quarter-final FYIs

Kickoff- Tuesday Apr 16 Camp Nou 8pm

Injury Report for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions- FC Barcelona    Manchester United

Google Result Probability-  FC Barcelona win 68%, Draw 20%, Manchester United win 12%

Referee- Felix Brych

Odds via BetFair- FC Barcelona 2/5, Draw 4/1, Manchester United win 15/2

Press conference video, quotes- coming Monday

Prediction- FC Barcelona 2, United 1

Having pretty much already locked up La Liga, Barca will be locked in on trying to win this competition, and that focus will be difficult for United to overcome.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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  1. Mine is Barca should buy leroy sane of Mancity. That’s all

  2. Hamzat nurudeen says

    Barcelona should buy kylian mbappe next summer. That is all.

  3. Amosmustapha Nyallay says

    Recommend Malcolm be given regular playing time, he is a promising young player. I like his style of playing.

  4. Anonymous says

    Barca stop buying stupid players buy mane and aggresive defender and midifileder

  5. Barca to stop Real Madrid 4rm Signing Hazard They should do What ever it takes to sign Eden Hazard if he is available, but if they lost d battle and he end up joining Madrid then is a MOST 4 barca to bring back Neymar Jr Or Sign Kylian Mbappe. in Coutinho lives a world class player & future barca player, shld be given more time.

  6. MGHTY NIGERIA says

    I Want Barcelona To Buy Dybala Let Cotinho Go That Is All.

  7. Anonymous says

    Barça please win the UEFA Championship league that’s ALL

  8. Sir Murphy says

    I what Barcelona to kylian mbappe and harry Kane and as for tomorrow game Barcelona 5 man u 1

  9. is d most 4 barca 2 win Tuesday game

  10. Tom Gambo says

    Barcelona is a good club and we all know but we need a replacement for Dembele. We can buy Neymar or Mbappe.

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