THEY WILL PLAY IN THREE COMPETITIONS
A demanding slope of January for the FC Barcelona
Published:31/12/2019 - 17:33h
Updated:31/12/2019 - 17:34h
The FC Barcelona faces the beginning of the year 2019 with the will to keep winning matches, and this first month of January will offer him big challenges in Liga, Copa and Supercopa
It finishes the year 2019 for the FC Barcelona, and does it of way agridulce. The culés conquered LaLiga this last season, arrived to a final of Glass of Rey and to some semifinals of Champions League. However, it remains the bad taste that to the hour of the truth the team could not with the fatigue. This summer has worked to remedy it to base of new faces that award depth to the staff, and for the moment the formula results.
The Barcelona leaves leader in LaLiga Santander, classified for eighth of Champions League like first in one of the most difficult groups, and now faces a month of January plagado of challenges. And it does it with optimism, in spite of knowing that some of his basic pieces will not be able to be presents in the Supercopa of Spain of principles of month, and will lose also some parties of League.
Besides, also it will initiate the career of the FC Barcelona in the Glass of Rey, by what the team of Valverde will contest until three competitions in this month of January of 2019, an individual 'tourmalet' if we abide by us the difficulty of the rivals. In the Supercopa expects him the Athletic of Madrid in semifinals and the Madrid or the Valency in the final, whereas the year begins with a 'derbi' in front of the Espanyol in Cornellá.
Between the parties of League, fits to stand out the visit to Mestalla to confront to Valencia, whereas in the Camp Nou it will be necessary to receive to a Granada that, remember, swept of the map to the culés in The Cármenes (2-0) does hardly some months. They will be the first proofs of fire of the year for a Barça that has asked titles and good game to the Kings Magicians.
It will be missing to see also which is the rival of the FC Barcelona in the dieciseisavos of Glass of Rey and, if it surpasses the eliminatory to only party, which opponent will expect in the round of eighth of final. In spite of the drops of Ter Stegen, Dembélé and Arthur, explaining besides the cession of Aleñá and the recent annoyances of Ansu Fati, the Barcelona has of sufficient resources in the staff to win to any one.
And if it begins the year with a good series of consecutive victories, definitely the optimism will grow of face to the key dates of the course. The aim is to arrive with the maximum confidence to the eighth of final of the Champions League against the Naples, to finals of February, and from here see which are the real possibilities of the team to win titles this season 2019-20. Ernesto Valverde, sabedor that it will be with all probability his last year like technician of the Barça, wants to take advantage of it. And the spiritual leader of the team, Leo Messi, also.
Immediate calendar of the FC Barcelona in January:
- 4 January (21.00 h.) Espanyol-Barça (League)
- 9 January (20.00 h.) Barça-Athletic of Madrid (Supercopa)
- (*) 12 January (20.00 h.) Possible final of the Supercopa
- 19 January (21.00 h.) Barça-Granada (League)
- 21, 22 or 23 January. 1/16 of final Glass of Rey
- 25 January (16.00 h.) Valencia-Barça (League)
- (*) 28, 29 or 30 January. Possible 1/8 of final Glass of Rey