Cillessen set to start for Barça against Sporting Club on Tuesday

The goalkeeper will make his first Champions League appearance this season

He has so far only played in the two Copa del Rey games, against Real Murcia

Cillessen volverá a la portería
Cillessen volverá a la portería | EFE

Barcelona's Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen could have his first minutes in the Champions League this season when the Catalans take on Sporting Club. 

Javier Giraldo


With Barça already through to the next phase as group winners, Ernesto Valverde is likely to give Cillessen minutes. 

Cillessen trained with Jose Ramos de la Fuente on Monday, accompanied by B team goalkeeper Adrian Ortola, taking part in the usual goalkeeping routine before a game. 

Meanwhile, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, the club's regular stopper, took part in the exercises with the rest of the players. 

Cillessen played both Copa del Rey games against Real Murcia this season but has still not had the chance to play in La Liga or the Champions League. 

Last season, he played every Copa del Rey game save the first leg against Athletic Bilbao as well as one Champions League game (Borussia Monchengladbach) and one La Liga game (Alaves).  


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