Barcelona will face Bayern Munich without Umtiti and Braithwaite
Martin Braithwaite, who is not registered for the competition, and Samuel Umtiti are expected to be the only two players not called out by Quique Setien in his lineup announcement on Wednesday.
Martin Braithwaite and Samuel Umtiti are the only players not called out by Setien
Barcelona will travel to Lisbon on Thursday morning to focus on winning the Champions League and overcoming the challenges they have had since 2015. Martin Braithwaite, who is not registered for the competition, and Samuel Umtiti are expected to be the only two players not called out by Quique Setien in his lineup announcement on Wednesday. Much excitement surrounds Ousmane Dembele, who is likely to be on the list. The Frenchman has already completed a series of training meetings with his fellows and will feel like he will travel with the team to Lisbon. The head coach had considered calling him up for the match against Napoli on Saturday. But he believed that the last 16 games came just too early for the forward.
“I’m sure if we take him to Lisbon. He will train with us and then we can see if he can perform,” Setien explained. The 2019/20 season does not yet exist for Dembele. He played just five times in LaLiga and four in the Champions League without appearing since November 27. Now Dembele will have a chance to regain his confidence and try to move beyond his persistent injury issues finally. Although taking on Bayern Munich will not be easy for Barcelona. They will hope that Umtiti can help the team pull off what would be a bit of an upset.