It doesn’t get any better than this. Two of the best soccer teams in the world are going head-to-head in an incredible Champions League match, as Arsenal faces Barcelona on Feb. 23. HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every exciting second so click to watch!
Get ready, soccer fans, because this match could be better than the actual Champions League finals. Alex Sanchez, 27, and the FA Cup champions, Arsenal, will take on Neymar, 24, Lionel Messi, 28, and the rest of the Barcelona squad in what will definitely be a clash for the ages!
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Barcelona will take a trip to lovely England to meet the Gunners on their home turf, as Barca plays Arsenal in Emirates Stadium on Feb. 23 in a thrilling Champions League match. It’s Game 1 of the two-game knockout round, and each of these titans of the pitch want to secure that first win.
For Arsenal, there’s more on the line here than just a simple victory. They’ve been eliminated in the Round of 16 for the last five Champions League seasons, according to ESPN. History is not on their side, and with the threat of the Ballon d’Or winning Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, 29, and the rest of Bara looming overhead, things don’t look good.
“Barcelona are super favorites in this game,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, 66, told reporters. “No team is perfect, although they are not far from it Barcelona, I must say.” Though this seems like the Gunners’ coach is throwing in the towel, Arsene sees this match as a “good opportunity to show that we have learned.” You can show your support by getting an official Barcelona jersey here. Or, if you want to throw some love to the Gunners, be sure to pick up your Arsenal jersey here. Let your official colors fly!
Hopefully, out of everything the Gunners have learned, they’ve discovered how to score and defend against Barca. Mesuit Ozil, 27, Aaron Ramsey, 25, and goalkeeper Petr Cech, 33, will return after sitting out Arsenal’s disappointing FA Cup draw with Hull, per the BBC. However, these additions to the Gunners’ squad don’t have Barca sweating one bit.
“I’m delighted to be party of this team, which never tires of winning,” Barcelona manager Luis Enrique said. When speaking about the trio of strikers on his squad — Lionel, Luis and even the financially troubled Neymar — who have 91 goals between them this season, Luis said, “It is very easy to coach these players. Everyone is aware of what the objectives are.” Those objectives? Win and win again.
Will Barcelona prove why they’re the “super favorites” in this match, HollywoodLifers? Or do you think Arsenal will nail the long shot and pull off the upset?