Trident to return against Man Utd with Dembele set to get the nod | Sport
Ernesto Valverde is set to go with his favoured attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele against Manchester United. The trio have not played together since the win over Lyon in the last round, but Valverde apparently wants to go for it against the Red Devils.
Paul Pogba sends warning to Barcelona ahead of Champions League showdown | Metro
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has warned Barcelona their Champions League tie is far from over ahead of the second leg at the Camp Nou. He told MUTV: “The game is not done. It’s not closed. I know it’s Barcelona, we’re playing in their home, but it’s never closed. It’s still 90 minutes. The first half is gone, now it’s the second half.”
Barca’s Philippe Coutinho’s ‘impossible move’ to Manchester United | Sport
Philippe Coutinho may decide to leave Barcelona in the summer but it does not appear that he will end up at Manchester United. The Brazilian was jeered by United fans at Old Trafford, due to his Liverpool past, and the supporters’ whistles convinced him that he can’t betray his former team.
Barcelona-Manchester United: Felix Brych to take charge | AS
Referee Felix Brych will take charge of Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Barcelona and Manchester United. The German has overseen five Barcelona matches in the competition before and was also in charge when Ajax beat Real Madrid 4-1 in the last round.
Manchester United name squad for trip to Barcelona | ManUtd.com
Manchester United have named a 22-man squad for the trip to the Camp Nou. Luke Shaw is in the squad but will miss the game due to suspension, while Matteo Darmian, Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez have all been included after recovering from injury.
Reis responds to Barcelona interest | Football Oranje
Groningen midfielder Ludovit Reis has responded to reports that Barcelona are interested in bringing him to the Camp Nou. The 18-year-old said: “I have not been concerned with it. I know what you also know, I am only concerned with FC Groningen and the upcoming matches. I have no idea how things are going. Everything that happens in the background, I leave that. If you read that there is interest, that is, of course, a big compliment. You can only be proud of that.”
Barcelona have a formidable record at home in the Champions League ahead of Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg. They have gone 30 games in a row without defeat in Europe’s top competition at the Camp Nou, including 27 wins, and they have not tasted defeat since losing to Bayern Munich in 2013.