Jordi Alba out for Barcelona against Olympiakos after picking up knock

Lester Mason
October 19, 2017

Speaking after the game, Valverde told Football Espana: "Pique?"

Speaking to the Barcelona website, he said, "The match showed us there are no easy games". As usual we like to help so here's our handy guide which also includes alternative viewing options to our live feed, although with Robbie in the hotseat this evening, why would you go anywhere else?

"I don't know why the Olympiakos fans like me so much", he joked at his news conference on Tuesday before posing for photographs with the travelling Greek journalists.

Ernesto Valverde gave his view on the incident, saying he believes it was an instinctive action.

Although they were down to 10 men, Barca killed the game off just after the hour thanks to a Leo Messi free kick in the 61th minute; his 100th goal in Europe and a shot from Lucas Digne following fine work from Messi two minutes later.

"However, we conceded a second goal after a needless foul".

"They came to defend and find a goal on the counterattack". With our opponents playing so deep, it was tough to find rhythm and they played a game that suited them.

"Pique? I haven't seen the replays, but I'd imagine it was all instinct, with the goal so close to him".

It is a battle between top and bottom in Group D, with the home side having won both of their opening clashes in the Champions League, while Olympiakos have lost both of their two matches.

After a defeat and a draw from their first group matches, Atletico Madrid are in a less enviable situation and need to take all three points when they play Qarabag, the minnows of their group, in Baku.

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