FC Barcelona can prolong AS Roma’s quarter-century of waiting by returning to its rightful place.
The teams will meet Wednesday at Camp Nou in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal series. Heavily favored Barcelona has reached the semifinals eight times in the last 12 seasons. Roma is trying to reach the semifinals of European soccer’s elite competition since 1984.
Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi will start for Barcelona after passing late fitness tests.
Roma will be without standout midfielder Radja Nainggolan, who is out due to injury.
FOX Sports 1 will broadcast Barcelona vs. Roma in the United States. Here’s how to watch the game online.
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