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FC Barcelona-Sportive: The Barça, to reencontrarse in League
Published:14/10/2016 - 17:04h
Updated:15/10/2016 - 17:08h
The FC Barcelona will be "forced" to win to the Sportive this Saturday 15 October, to the 16.15 hours, if it wishes to follow struggling by the leadership of the League Santander 2016-17. The ones of Garitano arrive with the illusion to give the surprise in the Camp Nou
After two parties of League and Champions League contested out of house, and a sangrante stop of selections that has mermado physically to several important players, the FC Barcelona will have in front of the Sportive of the Coruña, in the Camp Nou, the challenge of enderezar the way in League Santander 2016-17 after the last defeat suffered against the Celtic of Vigo in Balaídos, that left "touched" anímicamente to footballers like Ter Stegen. The Sportive, by his part, lands in the City Condal with the illusion to give the surprise and carry some point, with the confidence to having done the duties in the previous day when winning by the minimum to the Sporting of Gijón in Riazor (2-1), thanks to a goal in the discount of Ryan Babel.
For the ones of Luis Enrique, there will be half inks. The FC Barcelona is "forced" to attain the victory and, especially, recover the good feelings no only to go back to situate in a privileged position in League Santander, but to arrive with the greater possible optimism to the important duel of the Wednesday in front of the Manchester City of Pep Guardiola in UEFA Champions League. The "Virus FIFA" is a dangerous threat in some positions of the eleven, but "Struggle" is convinced that, thanks to the big basic wardrobe that has this season the FC Barcelona, the culés will achieve to bend the Galician spirit -if possible with a goleada- with the help of his main banner, Leo Messi, already recovered of his injury.
The Argentinian star, although it will not play all the party, aims to title in the eleven Barcelona of the same way that Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti, the others two players that dragged annoyances but, to the not travelling with his selections during the stop, have been able to recover satisfactorily and be already to a big level to face the following meeting of League. Those who will not be by part of the Barcelona edict are Jasper Cillessen, with a strong sprain of ankle; and Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba, the two sides theoretically titled, when having fallen lesionados with Spain. The "morbo" is served, as Luis Enrique has not decided to summon to Aleix Vidal by seventh consecutive time.
The Sportive, a lion with skin of lamb
Gaizka Garitano, for his luck, will be able to have the big majority of his best men for the visit to the Camp Nou in perfect conditions, taking into account that the stops of selections are used to to be a nightmare for the big clubs but a blessing for the humblest, that can endow of days of rest to his more important players. One of the incógnitas is if Ryan Babel, the hero of Riazor in the last day when marking the goal of the triumph in front of the Sporting, will be in full physical faculties to be ranged in the eleven headline. The Sportive knows that it will have it difficult to add points in front of a "animal injured" as it is the Barça after the defeat in Balaídos, but even so it will try it.
It fits not forgetting that the Sportive of the Coruña has been able of empatar in the Camp Nou during the two last seasons, with identical result: 2-2. In the campaign 2014-15 the Barça already had the League won mathematically and left trace back innocently a 2-0 in favour in the last minutes, whereas the course happened the culés also trusted excessively, offering some that another defensive granting. Now, with Sánchez Martínez like the referee of the meeting, the Barcelona will try not committing the same error and, in passing, attain a good result under the whistle of said referee. And it is that, in the two duels that Sánchez Martínez directed to the FC Barcelona the past season, the culés empataron 2-2 in front of Sportive and Villarreal. As it is used to to say, nevertheless, no all the tales have why finish the same.
Technical index card of the party: FC Barcelona-Sportive
Party: FC Barcelona-Sportive IN DIRECT
Competition: LaLiga 2016-17
Stadium: Camp Nou (99.354). BUY ENTRANCES
Schedules and television: Saturday 15 October, 16.15 hours / 4.15 PM
Calendar 2015/16: League BBVA, Champions League, Glass of Rey.