- 1 Roma vs Barcelona Match Preview of UCL 2015
Here is the Group E match of UEFA Champions League, which is going to be played between AS Roma and Barcelona on 16 September at Stadio Olimpico, Rome. In simple words, La Maggica are going to host the last season UCL winners, Barcelona. This is going to be a sensational match because both teams are having some great players, Barcelona are better though.
Roma vs Barcelona Match Preview of UCL 2015
No matter whether you are an AS Roma supporter or Barcelona supporter, you should definitely watch this match because Roma will surely try to do something different as they were eliminated from the group stage in the last season. That was really a bad time for them. Therefore, here is Roma vs Barcelona match preview along with match timing and live stream info. In a line, you will get everything including some interesting facts of this Champions League match.
Is It Possible for Roma to Come Back to A Better Position?
Last time, when Roma played a better game, they were in the Round of 16. However, after 2010-11, they have never crossed the Group stage barrier till date. The last season was a nightmare for AS Roma players as well as supporters. In the Group stage of UCL 2014/15, they conceded 14 goals in 6 matches. The 7th hammer of Bayern Munich demolished Rudi Garcia’s squad brutally. Following that defeat to Bayern Munich with a 1-7 score line, they have never got any chance to prove themselves in a bigger platform.
Currently, AS Roma are standing on 5th position in their domestic league. As of now, they have played well, which yields 2 win and 1 draw in 3 matches. In this season of Serie A, they have won against previous year’s UCL runners-up and Serie A title holder, Juventus. Following that, they have netted two goals against Frosinone.
The Manchester City’s striker, Dzeko has joined Roma in 2015. On other hand, some other players like Totti, Juan Manuel, Falque, Pjanic etc. are playing great. On the other hand, the defense line of AS Roma is pretty good because Ashley Cole and Kostas Manolas are better in this season. The Arsenal’s goalkeeper (playing at AS Roma on a loan), Wojciech Szczesny has conceded one goal in 3 matches in this season. This simple stats describe how AS Roma are playing right now.
Will Messi be in The Starting Lineup against AS Roma?
In the last match against Atletico Madrid, Luis Enrique utilized his goal machine, Messi in the second half to score the winning goal and Messi did the same with a sensational performance. As usual, Messi was as furious as he actually is. Above all, Barcelona are the Champions League 2014/15 title holder and they are playing much better than previous season. That simple implies why Barcelona have won 3 out of 3 matches in Liga BBVA.
Barcelona are playing an attacking football consisted with Neymar, Suarez and Messi. When they know how to score goals at any time, their defense lineup knows how to be a roadblock of opponent. Although, Pique will be unavailable in the upcoming UCL match, but still they have other substitute to him. The main point is Barcelona have regular goal getter, Suarez. No matter, how difficult the opponent is, this Uruguayan striker knows how to score goals.
On the other hand, Rakitic, Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto are playing amazing football. On the other hand, Vermaelen is also playing great. In the last season, Barcelona lost to PSG in the first leg of Group stage. It was the one and only lose in the whole UCL 2014/15 season. However, this season, the chance the get a defeat is very low after considering the recent performance.
Expected Lineup of Roma and Barcelona
Roma Expected Starting Lineup: Szczesny, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne, Keita, De Rossi, Florenzi, Totti, Falque, Dzeko, Gervinho.
Barcelona Expected Starting Lineup: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Mascherano, Vermaelen, Alba; Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, Neymar.
Roma vs Barcelona UCL Match Timing : Kick Off Time
Match: AS Roma vs Barcelona
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date & Time : 16/09/2015 – 20:45CET (20:45 local time)
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Roma vs Barcelona Live Stream Online : Where to Watch
All the live stream info will be updated soon.
Roma are struggling right now and they are lagging behind other teams for big trophy run. On the other hand, Barcelona’s most furious trio (Messi, Neymar and Suarez) is playing awesome. This should be a smooth win for Barcelona.