Champions League

Bartomeu: Barca can cope without Messi

2018-10-23 10:22
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi (AFP Images)

Cape Town - Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident that the Blaugrana will maintain a high level of performance despite missing their talisman Lionel Messi

The Catalans will host Inter in a Champions League clash on Wednesday but they will be without Messi, who fractured his arm in the 4-2 win over Sevilla on Saturday. However, the club president remains optimistic about their chances. 

"Messi will be out for however long he needs to be," Bartomeu told the press. 

"Without Leo we are still competitive, but the important thing is to move forward. 

"We have to win, of course, and prepare ourselves. The players are conscious of where they are." 

Messi has been in terrific form so far this season and will be a big miss for the Spanish giants. The Argentine has scored 12 goals and made six assists in only 12 games.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Tuesday, 07 April 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Tuesday, 14 April 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Tuesday, 05 May 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Saturday, 30 May 2020
TBA v TBA, Ataturk Olympic Stadium 02:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will emerge victorious in this season's Champions League?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.