WITH ANSU FATI AND JORDI ALBA
Barça, on a streak, receives Sevilla before the break
Published:5/10/2019 - 22:10h
Updated:5/10/2019 - 22:10h
Barça, with reinforced morale after the last victories, will receive Sevilla so as not to lose distance with the leadership before the international break
After almost two months of competition, the FC Barcelona has achieved to shake of on the doubts that him asolaban from principles of season. The Barcelona group hit rock bottom in a very painful defeat against the Granada in The Cármenes and, since, the team resurgió of his ashes recovering the good line of results and, by moments, the good game.
Proof of this was the victory against the Inter of Milan in the second party of the phase of groups of the Champions League. The culés were run over by the neroazzurros in the first time, but tightened up in the second and achieved to trace back with two goals of Luis Suárez. This yes, with a fundamental difference with regard to the initial stretch of campaign: the presence of Leo Messi and Ousmane Dembélé.
And it is that Ernesto Valverde is recovering effective of which did not have in the first weeks of competition and, in the important duel against the Seville that will contest this Sunday to the 21:00 hours (peninsular schedule Spanish), will have where choose, especially in attack. In addition to the French and the Argentinian, the Txingurri will have also of Ansu Fati, that recovered of his annoyances in the knee and went in in the announcement.
Until six forwards were summoned by Valverde (Messi, Suárez, Griezmann, Dembélé, Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez) and, in spite of that everything aims that it will repeat the trident of the Inter of Milan with the three first, would not be descartable that there were surprises of last hour. This yes, in front of a powerful rival as it is the Seville, the experiments will go in dropper.
Another of the footballers that Ernesto Valverde will recover is Jordi Alba in the left side. Unlike Ansu Fati, the one of L'Hospitalet has a lot of possibilities to be headline after recovering of his injury in the biceps femoral. It is necessary to take into account that it was not summoned by Robert Moreno for the stop of selections, by what the imminent rest can force his comeback.
The most sensitive drops centre this time in the central axis. The fissure of Samuel Umtiti in the metatarsiano and the expulsion of Clément Lenglet against the Getafe do that Gerard Hammered and Jean-Clair Todibo are the only central available. Regarding the centre of the field, Valverde left to fall in press conference that could have changes, breaking like this the trio formed by Sergio Busquets, Arthur and Frenkie of Jong.
Play the one who play, the FC Barcelona can not allow a new trip before the stop of selections in spite of the potential of the group of Julen Lopetegui. The Real Madrid defeated to the Granada in Santiago Bernabéu and the leadership would remain to five points if it loses and to four if empata. After the first tropiezos out of house, the culés have to tighten for no descolgarse of the first position.
Keep in shape of results goes to be the first aim against the Seville, but no less important will be to follow with the good feelings that the team transmitted in the second time of the party against the Inter. The destellos of game seen against the Italians, presents also in the duels against the Betis or Valencia, have to have a lot of more continuity to reinforce the candidature of a Barça that, little by little, goes winning moral.
The Seville of Lopetegui, a difficult rival
The Seville began LaLiga like a shot -even planting leader- in a new project with Julen Lopetegui in the bench that paints very well. It is true that two consecutive defeats home against the Real Madrid and in Ipurúa against the Eibar descolgaron to the hispalenses of the head of the table, but a victory of entity against the Real Sociedad relanzó to the team.
Lopetegui Is knowing to mix to perfection a team with a lot of signings and a very distinct staff of a year for the another. The ones of Lopetegui have a lot of danger especially by the bands, with players like Nolito and Ocampos in the extremes or two very offensive sides as they are Jesús Navas and Sergio Reguilón.
By the centre, the quality of Éver Banega, Óliver Torres and Joan Jordán contrasts with the balance and the solidity that contributes Fernando Reges. The most evident doubt of the eleven of Lopetegui goes to be in the forward, where Chicharito Hernández has possibilities to remove him the place to Luuk of Jong.
Precisely on the possibilities in the alignment spoke Lopetegui in room of press. "Tomorrow we will see the alignment that take out. All the players are ours, have different alternative and will opt by those that think can give us more options", said, adding that "we will treat to understand each moment of the correct way and give the answer to each moment. It is a party that forces you to give your best version". The doubts, cleared this Sunday.