Barcelona Brings Back Three Veterans to Champions League Squad for Royal Antwerp: Here’s Why

The final Champions League group game against Royal Antwerp has brought some unexpected changes to Barcelona’s plans. Initially intending to leave key players behind, the club has been forced to call them up at the last minute due to a change in logistics. This decision comes as Barcelona aims to avoid any further injuries and work on their collective defending. With little riding on the match for Barcelona, it will be interesting to see how the team performs with the last-minute additions to the squad.

Barcelona adds key players to squad for Antwerp clash
Barcelona has added Robert Lewandowski, Frenkie de Jong, and Ilkay Gundogan back into the squad for their final Champions League group game against Royal Antwerp. The decision comes after a change in logistics forced the team to spend an extra night in Belgium. Coach Xavi Hernandez will be eager to work on the team’s defensive tactics after a recent loss to Girona exposed their weaknesses. With only a defeat to Antwerp and a Shakhtar Donetsk victory over Porto combined with a seven-goal swing putting their top spot in the group at risk, Barcelona is looking to ensure they don’t lose any more key players to injury.

jamal hejaze

Hello, I'm Jamal Alhejazi, a dedicated sports writer with a passion for delivering compelling sports news. With a deep understanding of various sports disciplines, I bring a unique perspective and insightful analysis to my writing.
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