CHALLENGE IN BENITO VILLAMARÍN
The Barcelona can give the definite hit to LaLiga in front of the Betis
Published:16/03/2019 - 23:13h
Updated:29/03/2019 - 17:25h
The FC Barcelona has an opportunity inmejorable to give him the definite hit to LaLiga Santander. The Athletic of Madrid punctured in Saint Mamés and a victory culé in front of the Real Betis would give an advantage of ten points to fault of ten days to the ones of Valverde
After the meeting in front of the Lyon in Champions League, the FC Barcelona has to go back to change the chip to centre in LaLiga Santander. The culés are leaders and aventajan to Athletic of Madrid and Real Madrid in 7 and 9 points, respectively, but know that they can leave to the 'colchoneros' to 10 -after his defeat in front of the Athletic- and keep to the whites to 12.
But the Barça does not go it to have at all easy. It confronts to the Real Betis in Benito Villamarín. A team and a stadium complicated for any visitor, included the Barcelona group. Besides, the ones of Quique Setién already achieved to win to the ones of Ernesto Valverde in the Camp Nou does some months, by what have the recipe to hurt.
It can not obviar the state of morals in which it arrives each team to the party, totally opposite. The Barcelona arrive after defeating by double game to the Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabéu and of golear to the Olympique of Lyon, achieving put in the final of Glass of Rey and in chambers of Champions. The verdiblancos, by against, come to be deleted so much of the Glass as of the Europe League.
Nevertheless, this does not have why be an advantage for the ones of Valverde on the paper. In fact, the Real Betis can centre now only and exclusively in recovering the European places, whereas the Barcelona have several open fronts. Besides, the culés will have the importantísima low of Ousmane Dembélé, lesionado for the next weeks.
In principle, they do not expect big rotations of Ernesto Valverde, so much by the difficulty of the meeting as also by the fact that there is day of international selections the next week. Thus, it expects the eleven of gala in the alignment culé, although neither descartan some changes with regard to the eleven seen in front of the Lyon.
A Betis that has the same weapon that the Barça
The Real Betis of Quique Setién is a team designed to attack and defend through the possession of the balloon. Thus, it will be very important that the culés adueñen of her, to subtract possibilities to a team that is not accustomed to run behind the balloon, but to do run to the rival. Players like Sergio Channels or Giovani Celso are keys to adapt this style.
In fact, Setién already advanced in the press conference that there would be an interesting fight by the balloon. "The Barça is a team that handles a lot of registers that like us a lot and that we also handle in lower measure. The possession is very important because in front of the Barça goes us to allow defend with the balloon. If we achieve to remove the balloon are moments of tranquility and also will be able to them hurt", ensured.
On the other hand, the verdiblancos already achieved to win in the party of the first turn played in the Camp Nou, reason more than sufficient as so that the culés walk with a lot of eye. Footballers like the already appointed beside Jesé or Joaquín can be a nuisance for the Barcelona defence. The culés can give a hit to LaLiga and does not be necessary despistarse.