Roma vs Barcelona: Lineups, Preview & Prediction

Roma vs Barcelona: Lineups, Preview & Prediction

April 10, 2018 Off By Sports Writer

Barcelona will face Roma on Tuesday evening in the Champions League, holding a 4-1 first leg lead.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7.45pm GMT – Stadio Olimpico – BT Sport

The La Liga side currently hold the advantage in the quarter-final tie after winning 4-1 in the first leg at the Nou Camp last week with Edin Dzeko giving Roma a small lifeline.

Barca were brilliant against Leganes on the weekend, but in truth – Ernesto Valverde’s side failed to get out of second gear.

Roma, meanwhile, despite having 25 attempts – lost to Fiorentina at home with the fourth placed side not really resting any players.

 

Team News

Cengiz Under (knee) will be assessed by Roma ahead of the game and if he is deemed fit, will feature in the squad, but Diego Perotti (calf) is definitely ruled out. Radja Nainggolan is available for selection after missing the first leg.

Barcelona look set to have a clean bill of health for the trip to Italy, with only Lucas Digne (hamstring) set to be an omission.

Predicted Line Ups

Roma (4-3-3): Alisson; Peres, Fazio, Manolas, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Dzeko, El Shaarawy

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Barcelona (4-4-2): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Dembélé, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez

Prediction

1-1 – The first ten minutes in the game will determine how the game will go. Roma will need to attack but if they fail to break the back-line of Barca or pose a threat – then expect the Catalan side to slow things down and dominate. Messi will labour through the game, but do enough to secure his side’s place in the semi-final.