Seemingly the last two of their kind in the competition, European powerhouses, Barcelona and Liverpool, meet each other in the Champions League semi-finals. The competition comes with a good degree of bitterness on both ends. Both clubs have won it in the past. Both have not won it for a long time despite a great degree of squad quality. Here’s what to expect and who you can get for your fantasy draft.
Is Salah a match for his Argentine counterpart?
In a recent TV ad, Lionel Messi is shown engaging in a friendly competition of football technique against Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian has often been compared to Messi, especially during the last couple of years. Now, it is time they meet on the field, with Salah needing to rise to the incredible standard that the Argentine has been setting this season.
But, Liverpool is hardly a one-man team. Salah, in fact, has been rather quiet on the pitch, this year, when compared to the heroics of last season. The Reds’ squad quality is obvious in on all areas on the pitch. If you are looking for great defenders for your FootballCoin squad, look no further. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson have been two of the top defenders in any league this season.
Barcelona closing in on a perfect season
Barca has just won La Liga, making it look like routine work. There’s everything to play for this season as the club could secure a historic treble. The Spaniards’ display against Manchester United made anyone doubting their desire to win the UCL, think again.
It is true that, unlike Liverpool, Barcelona’s squad is more of a patch job. There are excellent players, of course. Alba, Rakitic, Busquets are easily some of the fans’ favorites. But, there are also relatively sore spots, the squad elements that desperately need improvement, something Barca is looking to do within the next season.
And, above all of these is Lionel Messi, a player continuously demonstrating his almost superhuman quality in the game of football. His performances have been some of the best of what has already been an illustrious career.
There are free player options available for the fantasy managers from Barcelona’s squad, as well. Defenders Clement Lenglet and Nelson Semedo are two such options. The managers can opt for Ousmane Dembele in attack, while the technical Arthur and the always feist Arturo Vidal can help out in midfield.
Another great Champions League night seems to be on the horizon and it just wouldn’t be the same without a round of fantasy football. Get your draft ready and we will take care of the rewards.