Nigeria international, Ahmed Musa and Lionel Messi will be headline figures as Leicester City and Barcelona engage themselves in a high-...
Nigeria international, Ahmed Musa and Lionel Messi will be headline figures as Leicester City and Barcelona engage themselves in a high-profile friendly on Wednesday night in Stockholm by 7pm.
After the 3-1 win over Celtic which had Nigerian defender, Efe Ambrose on parade, Messi will be hoping to get the better off another Nigerian player in Musa who is as pacy as the Argentine
For Claudio Ranieri’s side who defied the odds last season to win the EPL, they will hope they can replicate that awesome form in the International Champions Cup tie against Barceolana having suffered a crushing defeat in the hands of PSG in their last game.
While many will say results don’t hugely matter in friendlies, the defeat to the French champions was a little demoralising for the Foxes and they will hope to get their pride back against the Catalan giants.
With Jamie Vardy not available for selection, the Leicester boss could potentially partner record signing Musa with Shinji Okazaki, who is capable of dropping into midfield; Leonardo Ulloa may also get the nod because he’s capable of holding up the ball.
For Barcelona, another Messi, Suarez link-up upfront readily comes to mind