Sevilla return from the international break with a massive 30th round La Liga tie against Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Saturday, March 31. Both teams will be using the match to prepare for even more demanding tasks in Europe as they engage in Chamions League quarter-finals business immediately after.
Sevila have had a decent season that sees them fifth on the log and had them eliminate Manchester United from the Champions League. While manager Vincenzo Montella will want to have his players ready for first leg against Bayern, he will be happy to have a team of Barca’s stature to prepare his team’s mentality. Wissam Ben Yedder, star man of the moment, will be on the starting line-up but is unlikely to play the entire 90.
Runaway league leaders Barca have a home assignment of their own againstRoma three days later, but are unlikely to step down the league tempo for that. Manager Ernesto Valverde will probably use the chance to gel Ousmane Dembele further into the Messi-Suarez partnership. None of the trio is likely to see out the entire 90 tough with the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho also available for selection.