The big clash Barça - Bayern is almost here. Don't miss any detail before the match, especially Messi and Luis Enrique's words
Messi: "It would be normal that the crowd paid a tribute to Guardiola"
Leo Messi appeared in a press conference 22 months after his last one. It was worth waiting because he have witnessed a great conference. The Argentine talked about the clash against Bayern in the UCL semifinals and also about the coaches, Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola. Here you have his main statements.
Luis Enrique: "We are two teams who want a ball. It's one of the best matches to be seen"
Good press conference by Luis Enrique as well, this morning just after Leo Messi. Obviously he talked about this Wednesday's match versus Bayern Munich. He believes it will be an amazing match, with a difficult opponent, but he said he was really optimistic regarding obtaining a good result. He also praised Guardiola and gave some keys about the good results of Barça. Here you have his best statements.
Ready for the big clash: Last training before facing Bayern
The moment everyone expected has come. The semifinals of the Champions League after nine months of the season are the most important value of the team. Bayern and Barça will fight at Camp Nou willing to be in the final of Berlin, next June 6. Don't miss the best images of the training session.
Mathieu will be out for the match vs Bayern Munich
Luis Enrique won't be able to count on Jérémy Mathieu to face Bayern Munich this Wednesday on the first leg of Champions League semifinal (8.45pm CEST). The center-back has some discomfort on his right Achilles tendon. It seems then that the center-backs will be Piqué and Mascherano, the usual starters in this position. Bartra will be the only substitute center-back unless Vermaelen is included in the squad list.