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BARÇA NEED TO WIN IN SALAMANCA

Barça play for a place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey in Salamanca with the need to win a

Published:17/01/2024 - 21:56h

Updated:17/01/2024 - 21:56h

Barça face their second match in the current edition of the Copa del Rey and will once again do so as heavy favourites. The Catalans will visit Salamanca knowing that a thrashing is almost a must, especially if they want to start reversing their present

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The FC Barcelona faces this Thursday the party of eighth of final of the Glass of the King in front of Unionistas. The Barcelona team, that comes to fit a very painful defeat in front of the Real Madrid (4-1) in the final of the Supercopa of Spain, is forced to recover in Salamanca the senda of the triumph in front of a rival of First RFEF that is being the disclosure of the tournament of His Majesty.

The party, although it would not serve in no case of excuse by the instance of the competition, the rival and the moment of the course, will be marked by the numerous and important absences of the Barça. The Catalan group travels to Salamanca with a lot of canteranos when having six lesionados and two sanctioned for the party in front of the Unionistas. Xavi will have to conform a competitive defence without Joan Cancel, Ronald Araújo (sanction), Ter Stegen, Iñigo Martínez and Marcos Alonso.

The drops of the Barça, a problem with which Xavi has to lidiar

Besides, it will follow extrañando to Gavi, as well as to Raphinha, both in the dry dam, as well as to Lamine Yamal, the one who will have to finish to fulfil his sanction by a red that saw in the Glass of the Juvenile King of the previous course. Already in press conference the Catalan cleared that "we have thrown in fault to Gavi. The injury of Gavi is a stab in the heart. It is a reality. Or the drop of Ter Stegen. They are important drops. Also Raphinha", signalled.

However, for the party there is not margin of excuses neither of error for the míster Barcelona. The Barça follows having the possibility to send a XI to the extremely competitive field, in addition to upper to the rival, by what the triumph is an obligation, but also the form in that it achieve . Another victory suffered like the one of the 2-3 in front of the Barbastro would not move away the climate of doubts that exists and besides would add even more pressure to the team for his return to LaLiga of this next Sunday in front of the Real Betis.

It is thus that Xavi will have to bet by a Lewandowski that comes marking in consecutive parties, as well as give back to the titularity to Joao Félix, as well as have on the field all the possible time to creative players like Fermín López or Pedri. Of equal way, Vitor Roque and Marc Guiu are big alternative for the staff in this mission to achieve a 0-3, 0-4 or something seemed to be able to access to the quarter-finals of way convincente.

Illusion, win to hurt and an irregular present

But at the head of the Barça will be the team disclosure of the Glass, which already knows what is to send home to a group of LaLiga. The Unionistas surpassed to the Villarreal in the batch of penaltis in the previous round and his own trainer has left clear the illusion that have for trying achieve a still greater feat. "Have a lot of more stimuli and the last hours will be with more intensity, is clear, but the methodology is the same. We are more rested and can enjoy more than these moments. When it begin the party want to carry it to the maximum level", underlined. Recently Daniel Ponz.

The dimension of the party for a trainer of a club of First RFEF is evident. "It is a party with international repercussion, will be historical and to a lot of people has changed him the life. This type of circumstances change the life and any can happen him. It is historical to all the levels and with this is all said", commented.

In front of this, his own present irregular, a small field and a terracing that will tighten him, will have to play the team of Xavi this Thursday (19:30 hours), in addition to with his own 'ghosts'. The Catalan needs to begin to build the best version of his team again and leave the goal to zero, dominate the meeting and mark at least three goals, if like this it allows it the party, will have to be the main motivations of the Barça this Thursday.

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