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Nov 27, 2019


One thing is clear, a lose to Dortmund at Camp Nou would spell the death knell to Valverde's Managerial career. Success will allow him to continue, much to the dismay of the fans!.



All Eyes are on Messi as Barcelona faces Dortmund in a Must-win match

Courtesy of their failure to win at the Camp Nou against the bottom-placed team in the Group, Slavia Prague, Barcelona finds themselves staring at a possible option of not qualifying from the group this season. Tonight Barcelona will be facing the German side, Borrusia Dortmund at the Camp Nou. Anything other than a victory will spell trouble for Barcelona's Champions League ambitions.


Barcelona's next match is at the San Siro against a red hot Inter Milan. A win their is near to impossible with the way the team currently is playing. That means tonight's match is literally a 'Must Win Affair' for Barcelona.




Valverde will be Sacked if Dortmund beats Barcelona at Camp Nou


For Valverde, this match is a test by fire. If Dortmund defeats Barcelona at Camp Nou it is clear that he will not survive the next day. But if his team manages to win or draw, he will continue torturing the Barcelona fans by managing this team.


A draw will put Barcelona's qualification is serious doubts. But that will not hurt Valverde, as his defenders will paint the picture of how we will be going to San Siro and winning and qualifying. It will be a completely different scenario if we lose and Inter win today. That will put Inter one point behind us and Dortmund two points ahead of us.


In such a scenario, Valverde will take this team to the Europa League, a competition which is apt for this idiot of a manager. None of these facts will change anything the way Valverde will setup the team. For him nothing has changed, he still takes his huge pay package every week. His strategy is to pray and hop Messi gets him the much-needed victory.


Which Dortmund will turn up at Camp Nou?


Borussia Dortmund's fortunes have changed drastically from the time they met Barcelona in the first match of the group. They currently lie sixth in the Bundesliga table, with extremely fluctuating performances. So which version of Dortmund will be we facing becomes extremely critical?


For Barcelona, one certainty is the way Dortmund will play this match. They are not a team that will defend deep; instead, they will take a cue from all our opposition and try to press our lives out in midfield. Then it becomes critical whether they afford Messi the space to work his magic. If that space is given, Messi will save Valverde once again!


Despite the recent experiments with 4-2-3-1 formation, Valverde may go back to the normal 4-3-3. The worry for many is whether he will include Arthur in the side. If Arthur is not there, then Messi needs to do overtime to get the ball. The chances of Demebel starting is very bleak as Valverde will go with a front three of Messi, Saurez, and Griezmann.


The defense is going to be a make shift one, considering the absentees. Umtiti and Lenglet will form the center, with Sergi Roberto on the right. Valverde will have no option other than using Junior on the left.


Once again this match will be decided by one person - Lionel Messi. With a rumored sixth Balon D'Or on the horizon, he may simply up the ante and get us on top of the group.



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