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Barcelona vs Arsenal live TV/streaming info - March 16, 2016

March 15, 2016 By Andrew Amoth Wandola
As Spanish La Liga bigwigs FC Barcelona host Arsenal at the Nou Camp for their return leg Champions League last 16 fixture, LiveSoccerTV brings you everything you need to know about this fixture, including the latest team news, stats, facts and live broadcast info.

Luis Enrique’s men have an added advantage coming into this fixture having won the first leg at the Emirates Stadium thanks to a brace from Lionel Messi. The Spanish giants need to avoid losing by more than two goals in order to guarantee their qualification to the next round. They come into this game having gone 37 games unbeaten in all competitions and they would love to extend their winning streak to 38 games when they host the Gunners on Wednesday.

The North Londoners recently suffered an embarrassing defeat to Watford at the Emirates Stadium, something that effectively bundled them out of the FA Cup. Arsene Wenger’s men were hoping to win this cup for the third consecutive time but Idion Ighalo’s opener and Adlene Guedioura’s screamer shattered Arsenal’s hopes of winning the cup they successfully defended last season.

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Barcelona boast of the attacking trio of Messi, Neymar and Suarez who have proven to be the most-dreaded attack force in modern football. Since last season in the Champions League, the MSN trio has scored 39 of Barcelona’s 48 goals, something that proves their merciless attitude in front of goal. The Spanish club has also scored 117 goals so far this season, and conceded just 20. It would take extra commitment and combined efforts for Arsenal to not only find the back of the net away from home, but also avoid conceding. 

However, Wenger believes that all is not lost for the Gunners; they can still qualify given that the French tactician has promised to field a ‘strong side’ to tackle the Spaniards. But the big question is; why didn’t he field the alleged strong side at Emirates Stadium when the two sides clashed three weeks ago? Maybe, just maybe, the job would have been easier to accomplish at home than away in front of the more than 99,000 fans. 

Team news

Barcelona

Following his yellow card in London three weeks ago, Gerard Pique will be unavailable for this match. However, Luis Suarez is set to return to the starting line-up after being rested last weekend.

Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny could be available for selection having recovered from a calf injury, while Hector Bellerin could return at the right-back. But the Gunners will miss the services of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky due to injuries.

Quick facts

  • This is Barcelona’s 12th consecutive appearance in the Champions League knockout stages
  • The Spaniards have reached the semi-finals in seven of their last eight UCL campaigns 
  • Barca could become the first team since AC Milan to win back-to-back Champions League titles.
  • Arsenal and Real Madrid are the only teams to have reached the knockout stage of the Champions League since 2003/04. 
  • However, the Gunners have been bundled out of the UCL in the last 16 in each of their last five seasons
  • Barcelona have beaten Arsenal both home and away in each of their last three encounters in the knockout stages of the UCL
  • Arsenal have played at the Nou Camp three times. They have lost twice and drawn once.
  • The Gunners have soaked in seven goals in their last two Champions League trips to Nou Camp
  • Bayern Munich is the only team to have beaten Barca at the Nou Camp by two clear goals in the Champions League in the last 12 seasons
  • Barca and Real Madrid are the only unbeaten sides in the Champions League this season

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