FC Barcelona Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool (UCL Semifinal Leg 2/2)

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FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has had the decision of who to start on the wing- Ousmane Dembele or Philippe Coutinho, made for him. Dembele is now out for the season after he re-aggravated his hamstring injury after just six minutes of action versus Celta Vigo.

Although to be fair, Valverde probably made his mind up before the match, as he rested Coutinho for the domestic match, with an eye on the second leg of the UCL semifinal tie. Now they have their eyes on their first UCL final appearance since 2015, and it’s very well within their grasp.

No team has overcome a three-goal disadvantage in a semifinal in the Champions League era (since 1992), and that is exactly what Barca’s opponents, Liverpool are staring up against.

FC Barcelona Starting XI Prediction at Liverpool FC  UCL Semifinal Leg 2/2

Phillipe Coutinho      Luis Suarez        Lionel Messi

Arthur Melo       Sergio Busquets      Ivan Rakitic

Jordi Alba         Clement  Lenglet       Gerard Pique    Sergi Roberto

Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Liverpool at FC Barcelona UEFA Champions League Semi-final (Barca up 3-0 on Aggregate) FYIs

Kickoff- Tuesday May 7, Anfield 8pm

Injury Report for Both Sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions- FC Barcelona   Liverpool

Google Result Probability-  FC Barcelona win 30%, Draw 26%, Liverpool win 44%

Odds via Lad Brokes- FC Barcelona 11/5, Draw 13/5, Liverpool win 11/10

Press conference video, quotes- go to this link

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Prediction: Liverpool 2, Barcelona 1 (Barca goes through to the final on aggregate 4-2)

As we saw in the first leg, stopping Messi was a major problem, but there were also severe issues in trying to contain his teammates as well.

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  1. This is definitely going to be a tougher match for Liverpool as the pressure will be high on the red. Also considering the fact that Salah and Firminho as major doubts. Moreover, Barca beat Liverpool without Dembele, so… It is almost not good news for Liverpool if Dembele is not going to play.

  2. Indeed, barcelona would be very pleased due to the abscense of firmino and more sallah

  3. prediction; Liverpool 0, Barcelona 2 Barca goes through to the final on aggregate 5-0

  4. emycool says

    As long as there’s issue over Salah’s head injury, he can’t be perfectly fit on Tuesday even if he starts the natch.. So I serve this as a big advantage for Barcelona.. If Salad is out of the match, it’s going to be just like Real Madrid vs Liverpool..

  5. emycool says

    As long as there’s issue over Salah’s head injury, he can’t be perfectly fit on Tuesday even if he starts the match.. So I see this as a big advantage for Barcelona.. If Salah is out of the match, it’s going to be just like Real Madrid vs Liverpool..

  6. Hullo samuel says

    Barca 3 liverpool 1

  7. Rich Kollars gh says

    whether Liverpool parade all their stars not Barca will definitely go through. Which Liverpool will go trophy less this season, because Man city will also won’t drop any point.

  8. Derrick says

    Barcelona 2liverpool 0

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