In the United States collegiate sports system, the biggest tool to recruit some of the best possible talent in the land they use recruiting trips as a primary tool. Kids from all over the country come to a particular university to see how school life will be.
In some way, Barcelona are looking as that college trying to snag that special recruit and move on to the next round of the Champions League in the process.
A Mundo Deportivo poll shows the seven-time Ligue 1 champs atop the list with a whopping 46% over clubs like Chelsea (20%), Arsenal (17%) , Inter (16%). Many think that this is the team that Barcelona matchup better against and might look at the French as the weak link of the four.
In addition to the Champions League, they would like to get one last opportunity to impress that special player- Karim Benzema. The French international might have already declared his intentions as far as playing for Real Madrid, but for a player like him to see the eminence of the Nou Camp could make him do a 180.
If Barcelona do get Lyon for the knockout stage, expect the Nou Camp to dressed to the nines in order to intimidate as well as woo a player of this