Sports News Wed, 13 Mar 2019

K-P Boateng named in Barca Champs League squad

Ghanaian striker, Kevin-Prince Boateng, has been included in the list of players expected to feature for Barcelona in their UEFA Champions League tie against Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday.

The Camp Nou side would be looking forward to picking a spot in the quarter final after their first leg ended in a goalless draw and the manager, Ernesto Valverde, is confident the Ghanaian could help them secure that ticket.

The 31-year-old has made just three appearances for the Camp Nou side since making a loan switch from Italian club Sassuolo during the January transfer window.

The first leg encounter between the two ended in a 0-0 draw in France, making the second tie very difficult for both teams.

Boateng continues to struggle to break into the first team of the Catalan club and this would be a fine opportunity for the attacker to convince Coach Ernesto Valverde to offer him a more play time.

The 31-year was not included in the Barcelona team that played against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday but Coach Ernesto Valverde has included him in the squad to face Lyon on Wednesday night.

The former AC Milan player has played for the Spanish giants only thrice, two in the La Liga and the other in the Catalan Super Copa against Girona

Below are the Barcelona players named for Wednesday’s match

Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Murillo, Jordi Alba, Prince, S. Roberto, Vidal, Umtiti and Aleñá.

Source: Graphic.com.gh
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