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5 players other than Lionel Messi who could help Barcelona to win the UEFA Champions League this season

Jidonu Mauyon
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21 Jan 2019, 12:29 IST

Barcelona superstars - Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele
Barcelona superstars - Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele

It has been another promising season for Catalan giants FC Barcelona so far. The Blaugrana are currently topping the La Liga table with a whopping 46 points at the moment while their recent 3-0 victory over Leganes on Thursday means that they remain in contention for the Copa Del Rey trophy too.

But despite all these, everyone knows that the priority at the Nou Camp this season is to win the UEFA Champions League. Having failed in the European tournament for the past 3 seasons and watching their arch-rivals Real Madrid winning the continental crown in each of those years, the Blaugrana have become desperate to restore their pride and conquer Europe once again and they have come all out to win the trophy this term.

Such is the priority they attached to the competition that their talisman Lionel Messi recently promised to do everything to return the trophy to Catalonia and he has backed it up with exceptional performances in the tournament where he has already led them into the Round Of 16.

While all eyes are currently fixed on the Argentine to lead Barcelona to win the Champions League this season, we quickly take a look at 5 other superstars who could also help the Catalans in their bid to claim the continental prize:


#5. Marc Andre Ter Stegen

Ter Stegen will be influential between the sticks
Ter Stegen will be influential between the sticks

A superstar who rarely gets the plaudits despite his incredible efforts, German goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen is one of the few Barcelona superstars whose influence would be highly needed as the Catalans aim to claim the UEFA Champions League once again this season.

The former Borussia Monchengladbach guardian has been in an exceptional form since the beginning of the campaign, producing extraordinary performances in between the sticks, recording plenty of saves and adding balance and composure to the team as they start plays from the back.

With the European tournament consisting of a lot of attacking teams and incredible goalscorers, Barcelona will need the support of Ter Stegen to help in keeping opposition attackers quiet. The German is in an incredible form this season and he would definitely play a huge role in Barca's European mission.

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