Champions League Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund warmed up for Tuesday’s encounter with Barcelona with an impressive 4-0 win over Bundesliga rivals Bayer Leverkusen.

Barcelona thrashed Spanish rivals Valencia 5-2 at the weekend and now have Lionel Messi back available to boost their confidence even more.

Barcelona have conceded twice in each of their last three games, which will offer Dortmund a lot of encouragement on Tuesday.

This match promises to be a highly entertaining match between two teams stacked with attacking talent. Various bet options are available on NaijaBet

Team News

Borussia Dortmund- Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Nico Schulz is injured, while Lukasz Piszczek is not 100 per cent fit either. Achraf Hakimi may have to fill in at full-back.

Former Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer will have something to prove to his former club, while Jadon Sancho will hope to further his reputation with a solid display against one of the best clubs in the world.

Thomas Delaney and Julian Weigl compete for one starting berth in midfield, while summer signings Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt compete for a spot on the left wing.

Manuel Akanji recovered from injury in time to feature in Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend and will be fine to start here as well.

Barcelona- Lionel Messi has been declared fit for Barcelona and should make his first appearance of the season here. Summer signing Neto is also over his injury concerns.

Ansu Fati and Carles Perez, who have been so impressive for Barcelona so far this season, will unfortunately drop to the bench on Tuesday with Messi now available.

With Samuel Umtiti sidelined, Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique are both safe to start at the back for Barcelona. Nélson Semedo has established himself as Barcelona’s first-choice right-back this season and should continue here.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Barcelona‘s last 3 games in UEFA Champions League.

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As at the time this post Borussia Dortmund has 2.44 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Barcelona has 2.94 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.73.

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