Barcelona want to close the group stage

Barcelona want to close the group stage

2018 Nov 6

EI Barcelona has tonight the possibility of closing Group B in the absence of two days to play . If those from Valverde win Inter in their stadium they will be mathematically first in the group regardless of what happens in their visit to Eindhoven and what happens in the Camp Nou against Tottenham on the last day. A tie would assure them the classification, but they should still fight for the first place. The local victory would make the group exciting again.

Obviously, Valverde does not even want to hear about optimistic forecasts. Already in the previous press conference said on several occasions that his team "is not classified far from it", but Barca considers tonight's match as an opportunity to take advantage that would clear a lot the way of rotations and rest of the most loaded players in the final stretch of the year.

Surely, responding to this feeling of a big match answer the call of coach culé, who has taken to Milan to all available, including Messi without the medical discharge.

The Argentine broke the radius of his right arm 17 days ago and doctors diagnosed him in principle 21 of rest. He has shortened the deadlines and two days ago he trains at the same pace as the group with a protection in his arm. But a training is not a match. A bad fall with the bone still to be soldered could lead the player to go through the operating room and lose all the time cut in a game that is not life or death either.

Few changes are expected in the Barça lineup. In any case, could be reinstated the double right wing with Semedo as a side and Sergi Roberto as false end occupying the post of Rafinha, which yielded very well to Inter and Madrid, but fell a lot in Vallecas.

Another one that could have his chance is Arturo Vidal, but when it comes to big names, the team would be the same, with the Messi card kept on the bench in case it was necessary to use it.

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