Previous of the Espanyol-Barça of Glass of Rey


First round of the Barça in the derbi in the boiler espanyolista

Published:15/01/2018 - 09:30h

Updated:17/01/2018 - 22:08h

The FC Barcelona will contest the party of gone of the eighth of final of the Glass of the King in front of the Espanyol. The party will contest in Cornellà-The Prat and the Barcelona will look for a positive result to face the turn in the Camp Nou

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The FC Barcelona will contest this Wednesday 17 January, from the 21:00 hours, the party of gone of the eighth of final of the Glass of the King 2017-18 against the RCD Espanyol in the stadium of Cornellà-The Prat. It treats of a team complicated for the Barcelona, especially in Cornellá-The Prat. However, the group culé already has been able to win in the present edition of LaLiga Santander and expects to repeat the result.

The FC Barcelona plays a lot in the derbi. However, Ernesto Valverde will not be able to have important players. Andrés Iniesta, Barcelona captain, has not surpassed his overloads in the sóleo of the right leg and has not been able to train in the session of this Tuesday. Ousmane Dembélé, that suffered another muscular injury, neither has gone in in the announcement, of the same form that Javier Mascherano, with physical problems.

For the derbi, foresees that Ernesto Valverde do rotations. The pleasant surprises for the meeting are the return of Rafinha Alcántara, totally recovered of his injury, and the one of Nelson Semedo, that also will arrive to time to contest the crash and could be headline. On the other hand, the filial will go back to have his paper with the announcement of Carles Aleñá, although this time José Arnáiz has remained went.

The dangers of the Espanyol

The Espanyol takes his duels against the Barcelona with a special motivation. From the president to the last reservation know that win him a derbi to the Barcelona team supposes to give a hit on of the table and one of the big gifts that can award him to the fans, and more still if the pass to semifinals of Glass of the King is at stake. The motivation of the staff and of the bloated will be maximum. 

Cornellà-The Prat will present an appearance inmejorable in the party of gone of the eliminatory. The coliseo blanquiazul will turn into hostile territory for the FC Barcelona that it will have to litigate against some fans that always is the player number 12 in this type of parties. The Barcelona will litigate for going out with advantage in the eliminatory to sentence in the Camp Nou.

The team perico has leading very in shape during the last weeks. Gerard Moreno, that carries 11 goals during the present season, is the big offensive banner of the team and one of the most lethal men, but also is necessary to be attentive to players like Leo Baptistao, another of the players that gets along with the goal. However, the veteran Sergio García will lose the meeting.

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