The athletic has left to be a fearsome rival for the fc barcelona

The Athletic no longer is the 'Black Beast' of the Barça with Luis Enrique

The Athletic no longer is the 'Black Beast' of the Barça with Luis Enrique

Published:10/09/2015 - 10:36h

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Very far seems already the season 2013-14, when the Athletic of Madrid was able to keep imbatido in six consecutive clashes against the FC Barcelona of the 'Tata' Martino. With Luis Enrique, the club 'colchonero' has left to be the 'Black Beast' Barcelona

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During the season 2013-14, the FC Barcelona did not achieve to win to the Athletic of Madrid in any of the six duels that both clubs contested in Supercopa of Spain, League BBVA and quarter-finals of Champions League. The past course 2014-15, however, the Barcelona won to the group trained by the 'Cholo' Simeone (3-1) the day after losing in Anoeta against the Real Sociedad and also in the two parties of chambers of the Glass of Rey.

With the course of key players like Thibaut Courtois, Burn Turan or Diego Coast, the Athletic of Madrid has left to be that team defensivamente fearsome that hindered all the offensive attempts of the FC Barcelona and kept him to line. The Barça, besides, is now much more impredecible that in the past thanks to the signings of Luis Suárez and Rakitic, much more direct in the game and ideals to play to the counterattack, and the arrival of Luis Enrique that has transformed the game culé doing it perfectly compatible with the variant of the contragolpe.

After the victory liguera of the Barça in the first turn of the past season, Simeone already elogió the virtues of the group culé. "I do not know if the strategy, but yes surpassed us in the speed and intensity with which started the party, were better. Had big individualities in the area and generated that we could not attack. But the second time was different and were near of empatar", said then the Argentinian technician.

The FC Barcelona will face the third day of League with a lot of drops in the Calderón, but even so it will go back to leave the skin on the terrain of game to surpass to one of the most fearsome teams of the championship. It will not be easy, but with the trident formed by Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar Jr ready, everything is possible from the offensive point of view for the FC Barcelona. Another big challenge, in any case, will be that Ter Stegen attain to keep the goal to zero.

The Barça wants to follow adding of three in three

The FC Barcelona wants to carry three new points the Saturday against the Athletic of Madrid in Vicente Calderón with the aim to remove of on a mental weight along the season and plant, if possible, like leader in solitary of the domestic competition. The FC Barcelona aventaja in two points to the Real Madrid and, in case that the group of Rafa Benítez 'puncture' against the Espanyol, the Barça could purchase already a considerable distance in relation to the whites.

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