FIRST PROOF FOR VALVERDE
Barça-Madrid: To conquer the first Classical 'post-Neymar'
Published:11/08/2017 - 07:45h
Updated:13/08/2017 - 22:48h
The FC Barcelona faces this Sunday the first big proof of fire without Neymar Jr, the gone of the Supercopa of Spain against the Real Madrid of Zidane. The ones of Ernesto Valverde are convinced to be able to encarrilar the tournament in the Camp Nou
The pre-season of the FC Barcelona 2017-18 finished after the goleada in the Trophy Joan Gamper against the Chapecoense, and since the Barça has been preparing untiringly in the Ciutat Esportiva to surpass to the Real Madrid in the Supercopa of Spain. The landing of Ernesto Valverde has supposed a blow of cool air for the staff, and can say high and clear that, in spite of the permanent drop of Neymar Jr, the team has carburado to a big level along the parties of preparation, with a staff more than competitive to fault that they arrive more signings.
The illusion is maximum in the changing room to give the surprise and vapulear to the Real Madrid, taking into account that some players would have felt something despised by the multiple informations of the sportive press, that have described as "necessary" the arrival of some signings of campanillas to amend the exit of Neymar. Ernesto Valverde is perfectly conscious of the potentialities of the Barcelona staff, and even more after the proof in front of the Chapecoense, with an authentic eleven of gala in which it shined Deulofeu occupying the left extreme.
Precisely the one of Riudarenes will be the favourite maximum to go back to accompany to Leo Messi and Luis Suárez in attack, a duet that already knows with grow what is to see goal against the Real Madrid, of the same way that a Rakitic that also aims to the titularity in the centre of the field, and that has marked in the two last Classical that has contested. If the Barça offers some good feelings in spite of being still under construction, the Real Madrid is not showing so many guarantees in his game in spite of having the practically enclosed staff.
The ones of Zinedine Zidane conquered the Supercopa of Europe of way adjusted (2-1) against a poor Manchester United, and were not able to win previously any party of pre-season. The 'BBC' arrives in a toneless state of form, whereas the group merengue will have to sobreponerse to the absence of a sanctioned Luka Modric, what will be a drop more than important for the medullary white when having been one of the best of the team does hardly some days in front of the 'network devils'.
The last precedents, favourable to the Barça
The last official precedent between Barça and Madrid is the Classical of the past League 2016-17 in the Bernabéu, when the FC Barcelona imposed by 2-3 thanks to a transcendental goal of Leo Messi in the last minute. In the Camp Nou, recently less than a year both groups confronted also in League with a result of 1-1, after Sergio Bouquets equalised in the discount a target of Luis Suárez. Of Boroughs Bengoetxea will be the attendant to give justice on the terrain of game, and expects that it do not have more leadership of the expected.
The differences in the physical condition of the 22 players that find on the terrain of game will be fundamental to these heights of the month of August, whereas neither descarta that the referee can stop the party during some minutes so that the footballers of both groups hidraten, as long as it play to high temperatures in the City Condal. The Camp Nou, this yes, has to be a boiler for the madridistas.