FC Barcelona vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Keys for a Barca Victory in UCL

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IFebruary 27, 2012

UEFA Champions League
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FC Barcelona is facing Bayer Leverkusen in a UEFA Champions League (UCL) match next week. The match will be held at Cam Nou in Barcelona.

While La Blaugrana defeated Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of the round of 16 UCL, nothing is guaranteed. Barca needs to defeat Bayer Leverkusen in order to maintain its UCL hopes alive.

Barca must keep in mind the formation that may be used by Bayer Leverkusen. La Blaugrana should also keep in mind which goalkeeper (Rene Adler, Bernd Leno, David Yelldell) may be used.

Bernd Leno may be the goalkeeper for this match next week. Bayer Leverkusen used the 4-2-3-1 formation in its last encounter with Barca.

Barca must remain with Leo Messi and Alexis Sanchez as protagonists. The 4-3-3 position must be left intact since it has produced great results.

Victor Valdes should remain goalkeeper for this match since he obtained good results within the last encounter. The important factor is that Barca should not rest on its laurels but must go forward.

It remains to be seen what will transpire in this match.