UEFA decided Monday to exclude Dinamo Zagreb for fielding an inelligible player against the Belgians; Barça will visit Brussels, where they were eliminated last season
Palencia and Ros, now with Barça B, during the game versus Anderlecht last season.
FC Barcelona’s Under-19 team will face the Belgian team RSC Anderlecht in the single-match quarterfinal of the UEFA Youth League at Van Roy Stadium in Denderleeuw, just outside Brussels.
The Catalans were supposed to face GNK Dinamo Zagreb, which beat Anderlecht 2–0 in the last 16, but UEFA on Monday announced that the Croatians would have to forfeit the game for fielding the suspended player, Matija Fintic.
Anderlecht knocked FC Barcelona out last season
FC Barcelona and Anderlecht met in last year’s Youth League as well, but this time they will clash in the quarter-finals instead of last 16. Anderlecht eliminated Barça, 1-0.
To get to the quarter-finals, Anderlecht, the Belgian champions, also knocked out SK Brann, Servette, and Arsenal.
Now it’s Barça’s turn to exact revenge and go through to the semi-finals.