TOTTENHAM AND CHELSEA, THE 'COCONUTS'
This is how the five possible Barça rivals play in the round of 16
Published:12/12/2019 - 08:09h
Updated:12/12/2019 - 08:10h
After the end of the group stage of the Champions League, FC Barcelona already knows its five possible rivals. Next, an analysis of all of them
With the end of the phase of groups of the Champions League, knew the 16 classified teams -eight first and eight second- for eighth of final. Five of them are possible rivals of the FC Barcelona, avoiding to Real Madrid and Athletic for playing in LaLiga and to Borussia Dortmund for coinciding in the liguilla initial. This is the analysis of the rivals that can have the team of Ernesto Valverde:
It is one of the possible rivals more dangerous since, in spite of that his staff is young and inexperta, Frank Lampard has attained that the team recobre his vitality. They do not go him badly the things in the Premier League, being at present the chamber classified to 17 points of the Liverpool. Eleven of gala: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Tomori, Zouma, Emerson; Kanté, Kovacic; Willian, Mount, Pulisic; Abraham.
Another of the 'coconuts', especially by the dangerousness added that José Mourinho was the technician. The team goes sixth in the Premier, but from the arrival of the Portuguese technician has improved the competitiveness of a team led by Kane and Are, the two men more in shape. Eleven of gala: Gazzaniga; Aurier, Davinson Sánchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Sissoko, Winks; Lucas Moura, Alli, Are; Harry Kane.
Another rival complicated on the paper but that, in the last weeks, had turned into a polvorín that unchained the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti. Seventh in the Series To, to 17 points of the leader, the Inter of Milan, have good staff and expect to recover the joy with the arrival of Gatusso to the bench. Eleven of gala: Meret; I Gave Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Allan, Fabián, Alley, Zielinski, Mertens, Insigne.
An opponent that seems much more affordable that the two English or the Naples. The picture of Gasperini goes sixth in the Series To and attained to classify for eighth without too much margin. Eleven of gala: Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, Pasalic, Freuler, Gosens; Ilicic, Gómez, Muriel.
The French picture attained to happen to eighth of final, but is not precisely in his best moment, what does him more vulnerable and affordable. They are seventh in the French league and, in fact, already were rival of the Barça in eighth of the past edition. Eleven of gala: Lopes; Dubois, Andersen, Denayer, Koné; Mendes, Tousart; Terrier, Aouar, Depay; Dembélé.