Barcelo, mar 6: Barcelo, March 7 (IANS) FC Barcelo will attempt what looks to be a virtually impossible task when they entertain Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), who have a 4-0 advantage coming in to the second leg of their Champions League pre-quarterfil at the Camp Nou Stadium here on Wednesday night.
Barcelo are looking to overturn the 0-4 defeat they suffered in Paris on a night which sent shockwaves through the club and arguably brought forward the news of coach Luis Enrique's departure at the end of the season, reports Xinhua news agency.
That announcement came a week ago following a 6-1 thrashing of Sporting Gijon, but it seems to have had little impact on the players who then defeated Celta Vigo 5-0 on Saturday night. Those two results have lifted morale around the club and the Catalan press are talking about nothing other than fighting back against the PSG, but the fact is that Wednesday presents a totally different challenge given Barcelo's lack of an away goal. If the French champions score in the Camp Nou Stadium Barca would need to score six times in order to bring about the miracle, and although winger Angel Di Maria is struggling to be fully fit, that is a huge ask for Luis Enrique's men. PSG coach Ui Emery had clearly worked out a plan with his side three weeks ago and once again the French side will look to asphyxiate Barcelo as they try to play the ball from the back, knowing that any robbed possession will set them up on the break. IANS