|Thorgan Hazard #23||Frenkie de Jong #21|
|Roman Bürki #1||Marc-André ter Stegen #1|
|Manuel Akanji #16||Nélson Semedo #2|
|Axel Witsel #28||Gerard Piqué #3|
|Thomas Delaney #6||Clément Lenglet #15|
|Jadon Sancho #7||Jordi Alba #18|
|Raphaël Guerreiro #13||Sergio Busquets #5|
|Paco Alcácer #9||Arthur #8|
|Mats Hummels #15||Luis Suárez #9|
|Marco Reus #11||Antoine Griezmann #17|
|Achraf Hakimi #5||Anssumane Fati #31|
|2019-11-27||Champions League||Barcelona : Borussia Dortmund||3 : 1|
Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona will be one more very intriguing Champions League game on Tuesday, which will be held at Signal Iduna Park, in Dortmund. Both teams already lost by 1 game in their domestic Leagues. Eather, Barcelona and Borussia have weaknesses in their squad, what needs to be fixed. While Barcelona lost their first La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao, Borussia struggled against Union Berlin, newcomers of the Bundesliga. Read our thoughts about this interesting Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona Champions League game, here below.
These teams met last time in far 1998 year. Barcelona overtook Borussia Dortmund for beeing UEFA Super Cup winners with aggregate 3:1 result.
Borussia Dortmund has a brilliant streak of 14 wins in 15 last games in different competitions. They started this season from a win over Bayern Munich in German Super Cup Final scoring 2 goals and saving clean sheet against the biggest rival in Germany. Then Borussia played 2 matches in Bundesliga and won them with 5:1 over Augsburg and 3:1 against Koln. However, Union Berlin, the Bundesliga newcomer, played very well and took away 3 very important points from Borussia. During the last Bundesliga round, the Yellow and Blacks played against Bayern Leverkusen. The bookmakers predicted that the game would be stubborn, but Borussia beat Leverkusen without problems and scored 4 goals, saving the clean sheet.
The team plays very creatively, quickly and beautifully. There are a large number of players who show an incredibly beautiful game and delight football fans. The team has strengthened this summer and ready for new achievements. Everything is fine in the attack, but the defence needs to be strengthened more. Perhaps new players are not needed, they just have to choose a more suitable tactic. Moreover, defenders should play more tightly and deep.
Unfortunately, Mateu Morey, Nico Schulz, Lukasz Piszczek, Luca Ubenhaun and Patrick Osterhage will miss the next match due to injuries.
Barcelona began this season with Lionel Messi, as he is injured. Without him, the team plays far from their best football, great that other players show their leadership abilities. The newcomers showing better performance and form with every match. Antoine Griezmann is already playing and showing very confident football, and Frankie De Jong joined in the main squad almost immediately.
Barcelona surprisingly lost the opening Round in LaLiga against Athletic Bilbao with a late penalty scored by veteran Aduriz. They won against Real Betis and Valencia with the same 5:2 result playing at home, so this should have been appreciated by the club’s home fans, since seeing 10 scored and 4 goals conceded in 2 matches is a rarity. Moreover, Catalonia lost 2 points playing against Osasuna at Estadio El Sadar, in Pamplona. During the last round, they won against Valencia with 5:2 result at Camp Nou and now stands at 5th place with 7 points. The leadership in Primeira Division is taken by Sevilla, which have already 10 points, more than others.
Blaugrana lost already 5 points playing 2 away games, which is a really bad result for such a strong team. Of course, without Messi Barcelona needs to play other football what they used to play. There is no leader in the squad as Lionel, that’s because their tactics not working playing against even week teams. One of the biggest openings of the season is 16th-year old Anssumane Fati. In first 7 minutes against Valencia, he scored a goal and gave an assist to Frenkie de Jong. Previously against Osasuna, he was first Barcelona scorer. He is a very prospective player with a bright future.
Unfortunately, Samuel Umtiti, Neto and Ousmane Dembele will miss next match due to injuries. Lionel Messi missed already start of the season and is still under question.
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