Xavi is expected to deploy the strongest possible line-up in the 2nd leg against Eintracht Frankfurt for a semi-final spot in this season’s Europa League.
Expected Line up:
Goal Keeper: Ter Stegen
Defenders: Dest, Araujo, Eric, Alba
Midfielders: Busquets, Pedri, Frenkie
Forwards: Dembele, Aubameyang, Ferran
When and Where to watch
Date and Time: Thursday, April 14th, 2022, 9 pm Central European Time (Barcelona), 8 pm West Africa Standard Time (Nigeria),8 pm GMT (UK), 3 pm ET, 12 pm PT (USA), 12:30 am IST (India, Friday), 12:00 am PST (Pak, Friday)
How to watch on Tv: TUDN (USA), BT Sport ESPN (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain)
How to watch online: Paramount+ (USA), BT Sport Live (UK), Movistar+ (Spain)
Fc Barcelona will look to keep the ball rolling as they turn their sights to the Europa League, where they were held to a 1-1 draw by Frankfurt in the first leg last Thursday.
Frankfurt faced a home defeat against Freiburg ahead of their trip to Barcelona. On the contrary, Barca bounced back after going 1-0 down against Levante and managed to beat them 3-2 in a LaLiga thriller on the weekend, courtesy of Luuk de Jong’s injury-time winner.
Although Gerad Pique has trained with the squad, he was not having good sensations during the session. Pique and Dest have been included in the squad list but their participation in the match is doubtful.
Ronald Araujo is expected to start as a right-back and Clement Lenglet could pair up with Eric Garcia in the center of defense.
Competition: Uefa Europa League Quarter Final
Leg: 2nd Leg
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Last 5 Games (All competitions): W-W-W-D-W
Standing in Domestic League: 2nd in La Liga
Last 5 Games (All competitions): D-D-D-D-L
Standing in Domestic League: 9th in Bundesliga
Match Referee: Artur Soares Dias ( Portuguese )