Match Preview: AS Roma vs FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Six days after earning a 4–1 victory over AS Roma at Camp Nou in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, FC Barcelona heads to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy for the second leg, looking to qualify for the semifinals for the first time since the 2014/15 season.
A return to the scene of the third Champions League triumph | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are getting ready to try and seal their passage to the semifinals of the Champions League. Ernesto Valverde and his team are in Rome, where on Tuesday they will play the return leg of the quarterfinals of the competition (8.45pm CET, TV3 / Antena 3). Though they are 4-1 ahead from the first leg, they won’t relax.
Valverde: ‘We can’t take anything for granted’ | FC Barcelona
As for Roma’s approach, Valverde explained: “I expect a similar approach to the first leg and how they’ve played all season. They’ll have more intensity, especially from the beginning, and they’ll want to score quickly I imagine. They have to take risks and we have to play a great game to get through.”
Ter Stegen: ‘We have an advantage but we still want to win’ | FC Barcelona
One of the keys for the blaugranes will be keeping a clean sheet and Ter Stegen will have a leading role in that challenge. “We are working hard defensively and that is something we have to do until the end of the season. It’s something that helps us win tough matches because we have a lot of quality up front and the goals come sooner or later,” concluded the keeper.
FC Barcelona Goalkeeper Marc André ter Stegen shares his story in The Players’ Tribune | FC Barcelona
“I wear the Barcelona colors with pride,” he says. “But it’s more than just football to me. This city, these fans … you never feel like you’re out there alone. You can’t be. It’s just not how it works here. You can’t turn inward. You can’t just figure it out on your own.”
Man United use Lionel Messi boot-cleaning image to inspire academy kids | ESPN
If Lionel Messi’s not too big to clean his own boots, then you can clean yours as well. That’s the message at Manchester United’s academy, where a photograph of the Barcelona superstar taking care of his own footwear hangs from the wall.
Rivaldo, the big attraction for the Barça Legends in Recife | FC Barcelona
It’s Albert Chapi Ferrer’s fourth game as coach after the victory against the Mambas Legends (0-1), and the duels with Manchester United (2-2) and Hristo Stoichkov & Friends (3-2), and it can be seen on Barça Video and the Club’s YouTube channel.