Watching: Barcelona prepare to face Spanish league strugglers Mallorca on Saturday without leading scorer Lionel Messi. Leaders Barcelona host struggling Mallorca in their next La Liga match on Saturday. The match falls in the middle of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie with Paris Saint-Germain, with the first leg having been played on Tuesday (2nd April) while the second leg takes place on Wednesday (10th April). Despite lying second from bottom in the table, assistant coach Jordi Roura expects Mallorca to provide a stern challenge for his players - not least because they are now fighting for their La Liga survival. The Catalans will be without leading scorer Lionel Messi on Saturday, after he injured his hamstring in the first leg against PSG. They also saw their defence further depleted in the game after Javier Mascherano suffered a knee injury. With Messi now a doubt for PSG's visit on Wednesday, the Spanish leaders may see the Mallorca game as a warm-up for a new attacking formation.
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