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Hit on the table or 'drama': Barça's five 'finals' in October
October is a key month for FC Barcelona, because there is a lot at stake in both LaLiga and the Champions League. Xavi Hernández's men will have to be very consistent to establish themselves in both competitions
In the next 31 days, to the FC Barcelona him avecinan five parties of maximum requirement between LaLiga and Champions League, with stop of selections included. It supposes a marathon for the ones of Xavi Hernández, those who will be forced to leave solvent performances to give a hit on the table in both competitions. In the contrary case, would be an authentic drama that could derive in a crisis for the Barcelona, as it already happened the year happened with the elimination in phase of groups of the continental competition.
For the Barça is paramount to finish October with good feelings and enchufados. They will be three parties by the domestic tournament, more two days of the phase of groups of the League of Champions. Of here to a month, there will be a clear panorama on if the ones of Xavi Hernández will have options to classify to the eighth of final and if they have been able to contest the leadership of the classification liguera, that right now is occupied by the Real Madrid with a point of difference (21 vs 20 units).
The Classical, main appeal in October
The most key party in Spain will be the Classical, the Saturday 28 October (16:15 hours, in Spain), that will contest in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Compannys. It will be a duel of maximum requirement to the that both teams will arrive very forced, because they will play Champions between week, and in which it could know to the new leader 'absolute' if the things keep as up to now. They are very few points those that are yielding Barça (4) and Madrid (3) and the forecast is that they continue in the same rhythm.
The stop of selections will have a big influence, this is clear. The two 'big' of LaLiga are of the teams that more yield players to his countries and will have to 'pray' so that any go back lesionado or with physical setbacks. Already they had 'saved' in the last stop, in September, but the virus FIFA always can attack at least expect it. That Carlo Ancelotti and Xavi Hernández can have the majority of his players will depend, largely, the route of both groups in the month of October.
Calendar no rest for the Barça
In key Barça, is worth it to remember that they will begin the commitments this Wednesday with the visit to the Port wine in Do Dragao, gone on down the clash with the Granada, in the New The Cármenes, the Sunday before the stop. To the turn, will receive to the Athletic Club in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Compannys, the Sunday 22, before returning to the Champions League to confront to the Shakhtar home and, three days afterwards, to the Real Madrid in the big Classical.
The next five parties of the Barça
- Wednesday 4 October: Port wine vs FC Barcelona (J2, Champions League)
- Sunday 8 October: Granada vs FC Barcelona (J9, LaLiga)
- Sunday 22 October: FC Barcelona vs Athletic (J10, LaLiga)
- Wednesday 25 October: FC Barcelona vs Shakhtar (J3, Champions League)
- Saturday, 28 October: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid (J11, LaLiga)