LIONEL Messi still remains doubtful as Barcelona visit Borussia Dortmund in today’s UEFA Champions League at the Signal Iduna Park.
The Catalans go into the clash off the back of a 5-2 victory against Valencia on Saturday, with Frenkie de Jong, Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez scoring after 16-year-old Ansu Fati had grabbed the opener. Prior to the win, La Blaugrana had managed a solitary triumph in La Liga this term.
The Germans crushed Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 in the Bundesliga to record their third league win of the season. Lucien Favre watched his side tear their opponents apart in a devastating display that showed they are; genuine contenders for Bayern Munich’s throne.
These two teams have only locked horns twice in European competition with both of those matches coming in the UEFA Super Cup back in 1998.
The Catalan giants have had to make do without Lionel Messi so far this season as he is; still recovering from a calf injury.
Barcelona have got an early glimpse about what life could look like without Lionel Messi.
It has not been an entirely convincing start with two wins, one draw and one defeat in LaLiga so far.
They may have found their next superstar in Fati, though, as he scored two minutes into his full debut against Valencia on Saturday.