New Delhi: The legendary football club Barcelona will take on the field in their next Champions League match without their star player Lionel Messi. Apart from Messi, team defender Frenkie de Jong will also not play against FC Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday.
Barcelona have won all three of their opening matches in a Champions League appearance this season. Barcelona topped their group with nine points, and qualified for the 17th consecutive knockout.
The match against Dynamo Kyiv will not make much difference to Barcelona’s campaign, due to which coach Ronald Cowman has decided to rest two of his star players. Cowman said, “Leo and Frenkie are not travelling with us. They need some rest. We are in a comfortable position with nine points. “
Messi and de Jong have played almost every match for Barcelona this season. Not only this, both players have also spent time with their national team.
Cowman said, “We have to protect our players. It is impossible for him to play every match and always do his best. Everyone knows, but we still have many matches to play. FIFA and UEFA should take action as it is impossible to play all these matches. ”