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UEFA Champions League 2018
Barcelona vs AS Roma Live Stream
Date : wednesday, April 04, 2018
Kick-off: 02:45 pET
Barcelona face Roma at Camp Nou on Wednesday, April 4. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
Barcelona host Roma in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal at Camp Nou on Wednesday. The Spanish giants are first in La Liga, holding a nine-point lead over Atletico Madrid. Roma are a distant third in Serie A, sitting 18 points back of table-topping Juventus. The club are instead battling for one of the final Champions Leagues for next season. Three points third place Roma and their city rival Lazio, who are fifth.
Barcelona advanced to the quarterfinals following a 3-0 win against Chelsea at Camp Nou. However, the Catalan side have not advanced to the semifinals since winning the competition in 2015. Domestically, Barcelona have not lost in La Liga this season but drew with Sevilla in their first game back from the international break. Offensively, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez continue to fill the back of the net. Messi has scored 35 goals and added 16 assists this season, while Suarez 24 goals and 12 assists. With Ousame Dembele returning from injury, the Barcelona attack has become even more difficult to stop as the French international adds additional pace to the front three.
Roma advanced to the quarterfinals after defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at home, advancing on away goals. Eusebio Di Francesco’s side drew 1-1 with Bologna on Saturday. The draw ended a three-game winning streak for Roma, who had won six of their previous seven games prior to Saturday’s tie. Di Francesco could be without Radja Nainggolan who suffered an injury against Bologna. Nainggolan is arguably Roma’s most important player, who actively attempts to win possession back and creates opportunities moving forward. In addition to potentially being without Nainggolan, Cengiz Under will miss Wednesday game with a hamstring injury and Lorenzo Pellegrini is questionable with a calf injury.
The Champions League match between Barcelona and Roma will be broadcast live on FS1. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app.
Barcelona and Roma have played four games against each other in Champions Leauge history. The teams have played to two 1-1 draws, with each team winning once. Barcelona won 6-0 in the 2015-16 group stage. While Roma won 3-0 in the 2001-02 second group stage.
Barca will host I Giallorossi in the first leg of their 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals match.
Spanish giants FC Barcelona will take on Italian powerhouse AS Roma in the quarterfinals of the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League. The first leg match will be held at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Start Time And Streaming Info
The game starts at 8:45 p.m. UTC+2. It can be viewed live online via FuboTV.
Barca appears to be headed to win the Spanish top-flight title this year as the team remains on top of the La Liga table with only eight matchdays left in the season. Head coach Ernesto Valverde’s squad is in the Copa del Rey final as well. This Champions League quarterfinal meeting with Roma gives the Blaugrana the chance to win all three major trophies once again.
The team is coming off a 2-2 draw with Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in La Liga last Saturday. Sevilla scored the first two goals, but Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez forced the tie with one goal each late in the game.
Meanwhile, Barcelona routed Premier League side Chelsea, 3-0, in their Round-of-16 Champions League match last month held also at Nou Camp. Messi scored a brace during the match with forward Ousmane Dembele providing the third goal.
Valverde’s side looks invincible as they head on a collision course with Roma. Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi is back to 100 percent after struggling with different injuries in the past weeks while midfielder Sergio Busquets is also expected to be back in the starting lineup.
The Serie A club is a far third in the Italian top-flight table behind defending champion Juventus and Napoli. They are coming into this game against Barcelona bringing the momentum of a five-game undefeated streak in all competitions.
I Giallorossi settled for a 1-1 tie with Bologna in a domestic match at the Renato Dall’Ara Stadium also on Saturday. The hosts scored the opening goal in the 18th minute, but Roma striker Edin Dzeko netted the equalizer 14 minutes before full time to save manager Eusebio Di Francesco from a loss.
In their last Champions League match, Roma eliminated Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk with a 1-0 second leg win at Stadio Olimpico. Dzeko also provided the winning goal for La Magica.
Lorenzo Pellegrini (calf), Rick Karsdorp (knee), and Cengiz Under (hamstring) are out for Di Francesco while midfielder Radja Nainggolan has returned from his biceps injury.
Here is the potential starting XI for both sides via Goal:
Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Dembele, Messi, Suarez.
Roma starting lineup (4-3-2-1 formation): Alisson; Kolarov, Fazio, Manolas, Florenzi; Strootman, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Perotti, Gerson; Dzeko.
Here are the odds, per Caught Offside:
Barcelona – 2/9
Roma – 14/1
Draw – 6/1
Ernesto Valverde’s men have strung together a 17-game unbeaten streak in all competitions and are heavy favourites to win on Wednesday
Barcelona return to Champions League action on Wednesday as they welcome Roma to Camp Nou for the first leg of their quarter-final tie.
The Catalan side booked their place in the last eight by beating Chelsea in the round of 16 and they will attempt to put one foot in the semi-finals by winning at home ahead of next week’s second leg in Italy.
Barca come into the game having rescued a point away to Sevilla in La Liga at the weekend, with Lionel Messi emerging from the bench to help his side snatch a 2-2 draw, thus preserving their unbeaten record in the Primera Division.
Roma, meanwhile, defeated Shakhtar Donetsk to reach the quarter-finals and, despite being on a five-game unbeaten run in all competitions, they will have to raise their game significantly if they are to progress past Barca.
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch:
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 3 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app.
Squads & Team News:
Philippe Coutinho is unavailable because he is cup-tied and Lucas Digne is unlikely to be involved as he recovers from injury.
Sergio Busquets is a doubt but the midfielder could potentially return to action if he regains full fitness.
Potential Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Dembele, Messi, Suarez.
Defender Rick Karsdorp and midfielder Cengiz Under are unavailable due to injury, while doubts linger over Radja Nainggolan and Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Potential Roma starting XI: Alisson; Kolarov, Fazio, Manolas, Florenzi; Strootman, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Perotti, Gerson; Dzeko.
Betting & Match Odds:
Barca are at home and dabblebet have unsurprisingly rated them as favourites to win the match at 1/5. Roma are a 12/1 bet to win and a draw is available at 11/2.
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Barcelona are one of the favourites to win this season’s Champions League and Roma must be at their absolute best if they are to stand a chance of derailing Ernesto Valverde’s men.
The 2015 Camp Nou meeting between the sides – which the Blaugrana won 6-1 – will still be fresh in the memory of many of the players who take to the field on Wednesday and the Giallorossi will be desperate to avoid a similar fate. Messi got two goals that evening with Luis Suarez also bagging a double and they will once again be key to any success the Catalan side enjoy.
Some pundits, such as former Italy and Juventus star Alessio Tacchinardi, have said that Roma have “no chance” of winning against Barca, particularly at Camp Nou and it is clear that they will have to adopt an ultra-defensive approach if they wish to bring the tie back to the Olimpico alive.
Eusebio di Francesco will be relying on the likes of Kostas Manolas and their highly rated goalkeeper Alisson to martial the defence through difficult terrain on Wednesday, while hoping that Edin Dzeko and Co. can harvest whatever chances they do manage to cultivate.
If Roma do manage to upset the odds and pull off a result it will certainly make for a fascinating second leg in the Italian capital next week.
Lionel Messi gets the start after beginning on the bench at the weekend, and it pays off as he scores twice and Barcelona puts one foot into the semifinals. Barcelona 3, Roma 0.