Watch Liverpool vs Barcelona live streaming from the champions league semi-final encounter. This is arguably one of the most important games of the season for Liverpool. Also without a shadow of a doubt, this is potentially their most difficult as Barcelona are a team to be feared by any defence in the world. After a goal-less draw in the first leg, both teams will want to ensure they break the deadlock by scoring the much-required goal. Liverpool is an immense advantage is they score as it means they have an advantage due to away goal. This would mean, Fulham must win to ensure qualification to the next stage of this prestigious tournament.
Barcelona are set to host Liverpool at the Camp Nou in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash on Wednesday.
The second Champions League semifinal this week sees Spanish giants Barcelona take on English Premier League title chasers Liverpool. The first leg, on Wednesday, will be played in Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium, before the clubs meet at Anfield six days later. Here are five things to know about the match and a prediction of how it will finish.
English teams struggle at the Nou Camp
Barca’s stadium, which packs in nearly 100,000 people, is one of the cathedrals of European soccer. But it is not one where English clubs have found much success. In 41 matches between Barcelona and English clubs at the Nou Camp, the visitors have triumphed just twice.
In both triumphs, the visitors were Liverpool. The first match was in 1976 and, more recently, Liverpool won 2-1 at the Nou Camp in the Champions League last 16 in 2007. Barca like to dictate the play at home, overwhelming opponents with wave after wave of attacks. But, even if history counts for little on matchday, Liverpool know they are capable of beating the Catalonian club in their own backyard.
Domestic dominance could keep Barca fresh
This match pairs two of the best teams in Europe this season. With Ajax and Spurs – the surprise packages of this season’s competition – in the other semifinal, both Barcelona and Liverpool will fancy their chances lifting the trophy this year. Both have pedigree in the European Cup, with Barcelona and Liverpool each winning the trophy five times.
This semi-final fixture features two of the world’s most high-octane offences at the top of their game, so it should produce a classic to remember for ages. There are plenty of stars all around the pitch for either side, so a moment of magic could come at any time.