After the cursed night, football is coming back to Camp Nou. Lionel Messi had to play in the field that was empty, due to the resistance against Catalonia conflict. That was a La Liga match. But at this time Barça is playing against Olympiacos F.C. in the Champions League.
Where it started:
But before this match, suddenly there is shadow of controversy in the Barcelona dressing room. It’s heard, with the political statement of Piqué of Catalan conflict, Lionel Messi became unhappy. Whether Argentine superstar wants, footballers should now fully concentrate on football. Messi wants, Piqué should concentrate on playing the game without losing his head on political issues.
What Lionel Messi said :
The problem begins at the end of La Liga match against Atletico Madrid. Barca draw the match by that Luis Suarez goal. According to Spanish media news, Messi involved in a controversy in the dressing room. He also told Piqué, that he does not have much headache in political affairs, he must concentrate in football.
In this situation, now the challenge is against Greek club Olympiacos in front of Barca. In that match, however, the favorites are Barcelona. Barcelona is in front of ‘known enemy’ in this match. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has been coaching the Olympiacos for six matches in the Champions League five years ago. Where he won three matches, lost three. “I am going to be very emotional about this match. Actually I know many people associated with this Olympiacos team”, Barcelona Coach said before the match.
Match time :
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