Reporter’s view: The odds are stacked against Roma following their 4-1 defeat in the first leg. Trying to prevent Barça scoring is enough of a challenge before considering that Roma also need to score three. Few will be expecting an epic comeback, but then who would have thought Roma would have come this far? It’s unlikely, but not impossible.

Possible line-ups


First leg: Barcelona 4-1 Roma

Roma: Alisson Becker; Bruno Peres, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Džeko, El Shaarawy
Out
: Karsdorp (knee), Perotti (calf)
Doubtful:
Ünder (knee)
Misses next match if booked
: Manolas, Perotti

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Paulinho, Busquets, Rakitić, Iniesta; Suárez, Messi
Out
: Digne (hamstring)
Misses next match if booked: Sergi Roberto

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Fantasy Football top point scorers

Roma: Edin Džeko, forward (46 points, €10.8m)
Barcelona: Lionel Messi, forward (45 points, €12.2m)

Where to watch

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Weekend results

Barcelona stretched Liga lead to 11 points


Barcelona stretched Liga lead to 11 points©AFP/Getty Images

Roma 0-2 Fiorentina
Barcelona 3-1 Leganés

Form guide*

Roma: LLDWWW
Barcelona: WWDWWW

*All competitions, most recent first

Eusebio Di Francesco, Roma coach

Remember, Barcelona have not been built overnight. This team has been built over years, not just five or six months or a few days. This is Barcelona’s main strength. I’m nobody here. I’m just part of this club. I convey my thoughts with conviction. I aim to put great passion into my work, with the good and the bad, and I have to try to make as few mistakes as possible.

Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona coach

We mustn’t think we’ve already won. We got a great result in the first leg but that’s it. We’ve got to play like it is 0-0 because anything can happen. We’ve got to aim to win the game and not think of anything else. I always think we can lose, in the same way I always think we can win. We have plenty of things in our favour. They’ve got good players, though, and we have to be ready for that.


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