It’s the last round of Group Play in the Champions League! Fresh off of ‘El Clasico,’ Lionel Messi will lead Barcelona into battle with Borussia Monchengladbach on Dec. 6. It’s going to be a fun game. Don’t miss it! Click to watch.
Though Barcelona wasn’t able to give Real Madrid their first La Liga loss during their massive El Clasico showdown, Lionel Messi, 29, and the rest of the Blaugranes will look to end the Group stage of the UEFA Champions League with a win.
They welcome third place Borussia Monchengladbach (aka Monchengladbach aka Die Fohlen or The Foals) for one last fixture before moving on. There’s nothing but pride on the line when the players hit the pitch at Camp Nou at 2:30 PM ET, but it’ll still be fun. Tune in to watch!
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Yes, it’s true: this game is just for pride. Barcelona has already secured its place in the knockout stage, along with Group C member Manchester City. Monchengladbach will be transferred to the Europa League while last place Celtic will be eliminated. With no major risk involved, coach Luis Enrique is going to rest some of the bigger stars.
Two of those names – Neymar, 24, and Ivan Rakitic, 28 – couldn’t play if they wanted to. During their game against Celtic FC, they both picked up a third yellow card, according to SB Nation. They’ll serve out their suspension now ahead of the lose-and-go-home knockout stage. Carles Alena, 18, and Mark Cardona, 21, members of the Barca B squad, joined the rest of the team during training on Dec. 5, per ESPN FC, leading many to suspect they’ll stand beside Samuel Umtiti, 23, Denis Suarez, 22, and more.
“We can change the system, rest players that have played a lot, some that aren’t 100 percent,” coach Luis said ahead of the game. “There are a lot of options. The objective is to win, but there’s a general plan for the team which we want to achieve.” That general plan should be “Score. Win. Repeat.” Fans will see if Barcelona’s pans come to fruition or end up in one more massive fail.
Who do you think is going to win, HollywoodLifers?