Fantasy football tips for FC Barcelona vs Galatasaray UEL match

Barcelona are fragile and are yet to discover the best in them but are slight favorites to notch up an important 1st leg win over struggling Galatasaray.

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FC Barcelona will clash with Galatasaray in their Round of 16 first leg clash in the ongoing season of the UEFA Europa League 2021-22 on Friday, March 11, 2022. The match starts at 1:30 AM IST live from the Camp Nou. FC Barcelona struggled a lot during the early part of this season but have made an immensely strong comeback since the arrival of their new boss and former club superstar Xavi Hernandez.

The Catalan giants have improved a lot under the new manager and have started to find their own self. Youngsters have also stepped up big time and have made handy contributions to their side’s recent success. A bit of credit also goes to the board who have recruited some brilliant attacking talent during the winter transfer window that have significantly helped FC Barcelona to get back on track.

Barcelona edged past a determined Elche 2-1 in their last game. They got past Napoli to book their place in the last-16. Barcelona humbled Napoli 5-3 over two legs of exhilarating football. Galatasaray on the other hand are having a nightmare of a season domestically. The Turkish giants are going through a rough patch this season and are experiencing an all time low.

However, the Turkish have done well in the Europa League this season. They finished at the top of their group claiming 12 points from six games. Galatasaray and Barcelona, ​​if compared on paper, have a major gulf in class and quality but games of football are not won on paper.

The Spanish side is also ahead in head to head record against the Turkish. Barcelona have won 3 games while Galatasaray has been able to salvage a single win for themselves in the 4 previous meetings. Barcelona are fragile and are yet to discover the best in them but are slight favorites to notch up an important 1st leg win over struggling Galatasaray. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Ryan Babel, Kerem Akturkoglu are some important players that can be vital for your Dream11 line-up.

My Dream11 team for BAR vs GAL match:

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (GK); Patrick Van Aanholt, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba; Frenkie De Jong, Pedri, Erick Pulgar, Ryan Babel (VC), Adama Traore; Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C), Mostafa Mohamed

Predicted XI for the BAR vs GAL match:

FC Barcelona

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (GK); Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong; Adama Traore, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres


Inaki Pena (GK); Omar Elabdellaoui, Marcao, Victor Nelsson, Patrick Van Aanholt; Erick Pulgar; Berkan Kutlu; Olimpiu Morutan, Ryan Babel, Kerem Akturkoglu; Mostafa Mohamed


FC Barcelona Squad:

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK), Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Sergino Dest, Dani Alves, Sergio Busquets, Pedro Gonzalez, Pablo Gavira, Adama Traore, Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jordi Alba, Frenkie De Jong, Eric Garcia , Ousmane Dembele, Sergi Roberto, Luuk de Jong, Memphis Depay, Abde Ezzalzouli, Ferran Jutgla, Nico Gonzalez, Ansu Fati, Neto (GK), Estanis Pedrola, Oscar Mingueza, Samuel Umtiti, Arnau Comas, Mika Marmol, Clement Lenglet, Lucas de Vega, Guillem Jaime, Riqui Puig, Ilias Akhomach, Lazar Carevic (GK), Alvaro Sanz, Alex Balde, Martin Braithwaite, Moussa-Wague, Arnau Tenas (GK).

Galatasaray Squad:

Inaki Pena (GK), Omer Bayram, Marcos Teixeira, Omar Elabdellaoui, Victor Nelsson, Taylan Antalyali, Kerem Akturkoglu, Erick Pulgar, Ryan Babel, Halil Dervisoglu, Mostafa Mohamed, Patrick van Aanholt, Semih Kaya, Sofiane Feghouli, Berkluan Kaya Cicaldau, Bafetimbi Gomis, Ismail Cipe (GK), Gokay Guney, Fernando Muslera (GK), Sacha Boey, Emre Kilinc, Jankat Yilmaz (GK), Alpaslan Ozturk, Arda Turan, Fatih Ozturk (GK), Bartug Elmaz, Isik Arslan, Olimpiu Morutan, Baris Yilmaz.


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