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Barcelona vs Arsenal: Champions League Round of 16 Second LegPublished March 16, 2016 by Sol FH
The Gunners are down 2-0 after the first leg. Can they bounce back at Camp Nou? Their biggest test this season kicks-off at 19:45 GMT.
Arsene Wenger faces his biggest chance of the season, and it seems to be like an impossible task. Playing the defending Champions League winners, Barcelona, at Camp Nou, down two goals would instill fear into any team. Instead, the task at hand is clearer than ever before. "We don't have to calculate too much, we know we have to attack and score," related Wenger in an interview earlier this week. "The players are united to give a strong performance."
The first leg at the Emirates was going fairly well for the home side, until Lionel Messi turned up the heat and scored a couple of goals in the last 20 minutes. There is not much left to be positive about for Arsenal this season. They are almost completely out of reach of topping the Premier League, and they were knocked out of the FA Cup, so all efforts must be on playing the best possible soccer tonight in Spain and hope the Blaugrana are off their game.
Barcelona Set on Making History
The La Liga regular season is in the bag for Barca, eight points clear of Atletico Madrid in second place. Head Coach Luis Enrique could make history in the Champions League if he successfully wins the tournament trophy again this year. Enrique's squad are on a winning streak of 37 straight matches, but they will not take one minute of the game tonight for granted. They know that Arsenal are dangerous, but honestly, with Messi, Neymar and Suarez on the pitch working together, few teams can even compete.
Champions League Betting
Arsenal has been given credit by Barcelona, but bet365 Sports sees it completely differently, as their odds are heavily in favor of the home side at 1.22, whereas the Gunners are at 13.00. A raw could be very possible for tonight's match and for that, bet365 will payout at 7.50, which are great odds by anyone's standards.