Some football fans in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital have described the champions’ league semi-final match between the English giant, Liverpool and Spanishish warlords, Barcelona as final before finals
The two teams have proven to be equal to the task as Liverpool host Liverpool on the Nigerian workers’ day, 1st May, 2019 while the return leg will be played on 7th May, 2019.
According to Musa Ibrahim, the coach of Timber Warriors Football club in Damaturu, “the encounter is going to be a very tough one, looking at how Liverpool played their previous matches, I am optimistic, they will qualify for the final”.
Yusuf Isa, an official of Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria SWAN and Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists in Yobe state, said the game cannot be predicted at the moment considering that Liverpool tops the premier league table while Barcelona tops the La Liga Santander table.
He, however further disclosed, “Barcelona may have the brighter chances but no team should be underrated, in other words is a match between Spain and England” he said.
The fans, said both teams must avoid careless mistakes as each will be willing to get the needed points at the first leg.