Barca coach Valverde worried ahead of Chelsea clash

WION Web Team
Barcelona, Spain Published: Mar 14, 2018, 11:31 AM(IST)

[File photo] Ernesto Valverde during a press interaction. Photograph:( Twitter )

FC Barcelona will host Chelsea in a decisive second leg clash of the of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 at their home ground Camp Nou on Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning. The match will start at 1:15 pm local time.

Ahead of the match, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde talked to media about second led's clash, he said, "I expect a similar rival to the one we faced during the first leg, with all of their virtues and with all the danger attached to them."

He further said that Chelsea's 'qualities' are worrying him he said, "We are worried about the danger Chelsea can put us under because they have a great counter-attack and strategy."

"I am worried because of that statistic, but even more so because of Chelsea's qualities," Barca manager showed his concerns.

FC Barcelona squad news:

Andres Iniesta was spotted training so fans are expecting his return in the big clash as he suffered a hamstring injury.

Lionel Messi is back into the action as he missed his last match due to the birth of his third baby.

Philippe Coutinho won't he is ineligible for the match having previously played for Liverpool in the group stage of the competition before the transfer.

Nelson Semedo and midfielder Denis Suárez are also both out with injuries.




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