The team news for tonight’s match between Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur has been announced.
Some Spurs fans have taken to Twitter following the news that Lionel Messi does not start the crunch Champions League clash at the Nou Camp.
As you can imagine, the news that the magician will not be in the starting eleven for the Catalan giants has been music to the ears of the Tottenham faithful. Instead, this is the Barcelona side which will take to the field:
Barcelona: Cillessen; Semedo, Vermaelen, Lenglet, Miranda; Rakitic, Aleñá, Arthur, Munir, Dembélé, Coutinho
Subs: Ter Stegen, Pique, Busquets, Denis Suarez, Messi, Alba, Vidal
The Spurs players know that they must match or better Inter Milan’s result against PSV Eindhoven if they are to keep their Champions League dream alive.
Barcelona away is always a tough task, but without Messi in the starting line up. The impossible may have become possible.
Here are a selection of reaction Tweets from your fellow Spurs fans.
No Messi no problem
— Tom (@Tom05523443) December 11, 2018
Gotta fancy the Yids now
— FJH (@franky_fraser) December 11, 2018
When Messi doesn't start. pic.twitter.com/9HXf1SsnQW
— Tottenham Funnies (@SpursFunnies) December 11, 2018
No Suarez and Messi benched ???? #COYS
— Andrew Leason (@ANDREW0675) December 11, 2018
Messi didn’t fancy playing against Walker-Peters then. Don’t blame him! #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) December 11, 2018
— Alex (@LxcasMoura) December 11, 2018
No Messi feels like a very early Xmas present !!. #COYS
— Adam Bell (@AdBell7) December 11, 2018
— Paul Pescud (@PaulPescud) December 11, 2018
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