Dortmund and Barcelona will be brought together in the 2019/2020 Champions League Group F qualifying match. Host fans certainly still remember when their favorite club humiliated by the Blaugrana in 1997 while undergoing the European Super Cup match.
At that time, Barcelona took home the trophy after winning 3-1 on aggregate after winning in the first leg 2-0 and in the second leg holding Dortmund 1-1 at Westfalenstadion. Surely Dortmund fans do not want to repeat his hurt in the game later.
Moreover, Barcelona will not be strengthened by its flagship player Lionel Messi. That said, the absence of La Pulga can reduce the pressure on the host defense.
“We want Messi to play, but we cannot influence what his form will look like. We don’t want to talk much about opponents. Everyone knows that he is the best, but we play at home and want to win,” Marco Reus said.
“A difficult match awaits us. We must be careful and we will have to suffer a lot in the game. We must be brave and play our game, put ourselves forward and then hope to score goals,” Reus added.