Lionel Messi and Barcelona beat Arsenal at their first Champions League meeting. Will the Gunners get revenge by pulling off a miracle upset during their March 16 second leg game? HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this thrilling rematch so click to watch!
It gets pretty hot in Spain but nothing is hotter than the Barcelona soccer squad. Lionel Messi, 28, Neymar, 24, and the rest of the Barca squad will try to light up the scoreboard while facing Arsenal for a second time. But will the Gunners rain all over Barcelona’s Champions League dreams with a shocking win?
Arsenal’s hottest hunks certainly have their work cut out for them as they head to Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. Barca will be pleasant hosts for the Gunners for their March 16 match, but it’ll turn to a war on the soccer field when the action kicks off at 3:45 P.M. EST. The winner advances to the quarterfinals while the loser watches the rest of the Champions League from home.
If Arsenal has any hope of advancing, they need to beat Barca by three goals, since they lost their Feb. 23 match 2-0, according to the Daily Mail. Barca is also on a 37-game winning streak, and that’s why retired English soccer legend, Rio Ferdinand, 37, thinks Arsenal has no chance. “How do you defend against Messi [Luis] Suarez and Neymar?” he told The Mirror. “You pray a lot.” Gunners fans better pray while sporting their official Arsenal jersey, which you can get here.
Barcelona might have the lead, but they’re not counting Arsenal out. “Football is so complicated and so wonderful that you never know [what will happen,]” Luis Enrique, 45, coach for Barca, told The Guardian. “The result have been good but we still need to confirm it all.” Confirm your support for Barcelona by getting your official Barca jersey here.
Rio might have the right idea. Lionel is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner. While Neymar isn’t good at balancing his finances, he’s great at controlling the ball. Perhaps his latest squeeze, Chloe Moretz, 19, will be watching? Plus, Luis Suarez is known for taking a bite out of the competition – literally – and he might just make tapas out of the Arsenal defense.
However, even Thomas Vermaelen, 30, a Belgian playing for Barcelona, said, “You can never say Arsenal are out, because they will always come back,” according to Marca. “They have very quick players on the win. They’re very energetic and that’s what makes them dangerous.” Will the Gunners be dangerous enough or will Barca advance to another Champions League quarterfinals?
Who do you think will win this match, HollywoodLifers?