Barcelona are almost certain to have secured a place in the last 16 of the European Champions League, after collecting 10 points from 4 matches that have taken place, or in other words they are unbeaten so far. But, in order to maintain a position on the temporary standings, Ernesto Valverde’s landing squad must win in the remaining two matches, including when they travel to Phillips Stadium to face the host, PSV Eindhoven. Meanwhile, the match itself will take place on next Thursday morning, November 29, 2018.
PSV Eindhoven, who will play as the host in the match later, can be said to no longer have the opportunity to step into the last 16, because they only collect 1 point from 4 matches that have taken place and are ranked lowest in the standings. But, they still had a chance to get one place in the Europe League last 32 with a 3rd place finish. But, the conditions are quite heavy, PSV must win in the remaining two matches, including when entertaining Barcelona in the middle of this week.
Speaking of statistics for the last five games, PSV is actually better than Barcelona, by packing 3 wins including in all competitions, while the Catalan giants are only able to collect 2 wins and lose once. On paper, Barcelona is clearly superior, especially in the match later the captain and mega star, Lionel Messi certainly played since the first minute.
Head to head Matches – PSV Eindhoven vs. Barcelona:
18.09.18 Barcelona 4 – 0 PSV
10.12.97 PSV 2 – 2 Barcelona
01.10.97 Barcelona 2-2 PSV
PSV Eindhoven’s Last 5 Matches:
11.11.18 Graafschap 1 – 4 PSV
07.11.18 Tottenham 2 – 1 PSV
04.11.18 PSV 1 – 0 Vitesse
31.10.18 PSV 2 – 3 Waalwijk
28.10.18 Groningen 1 – 2 PSV
Barcelona’s Last 5 Matches:
11.11.18 Barcelona 3 – 4 Betis
07.11.18 Inter 1 – 1 Barcelona
04.11.18 Rayo Vallecano 2 – 3 Barcelona
01.11.18 Leonesa 0 – 1 Barcelona
28.10.18 Barcelona 5 – 1 Real Madrid
PSV Eindhoven: Jeroen Zoet, Joshua Brenet, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Daniel Schwaab, Santiago Arias, Marco van Ginkel, Gaston Pereiro, Jorrit Hendrix, Steven Bergwijn, Luuk de Jong, Bart Ramselaar
Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Nelson Semedo, Sergio Busquet, Ivan Rakitic, Malcom, Philipe Coutinho, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez