WIN OR WIN
A needy Barça receives Villarreal at the Camp Nou
Published:23/09/2019 - 19:20h
Updated:23/09/2019 - 19:47h
FC Barcelona plays this Tuesday from 9:00 pm against Villarreal the sixth day of the League, which is loaded with Barça needs
The FC Barcelona no longer has allowed to follow failing, since the first places of the classification every time are more far of the team of Ernesto Valverde. To each trip that the Barcelona have had, the possibilities to win LaLiga have gone moving away something more. Fortunately, still it remains a lot of way for visiting and a lot of parties to give him the turn to the tortilla.
Now, they are the Athletic Club and the Real Madrid those that look by the rear-view mirror to the rest with his 11 points added in the five first days. The Barça has 7 after the sinking of the team in The Cármenes against the Granada. And almost without time to digest the hard hit that asestó the Andalusian team to the Catalan, the Camp Nou will witness a new split this Tuesday to the 21:00 hours (peninsular schedule).
In this occasion, the rival will be a Villarreal that aventaja in a point to the FC Barcelona and that will look for to follow giving continuity to a quite reliable game. Fortunately for the culés, the duel will contest in the city condal, earths in which the group of Valverde is taking out good results and that, for now, are the only reason to keep the faith in the team.
To face the party, the Txingurri will have a new offensive weapon: the recovered Ousmane Dembélé. The French extreme could go in in the announcement and the good level that showed in pre-season can be a blow of cool air for a team that, to day of today, only is desbordando with the jovencísimo Ansu Fati and Leo Messi without rhythm after his injury.
The one who has remained out of the list of summoned -perhaps in a species of punishment after his disastrous party in Granada- is Ivan Rakitic, that in the present campaign is having much less leadership that in the previous. Also we stand out the absence of Carles Pérez, probably like consequence of the turn of Dembélé, and the entrance of Carles Aleñá.
After the FC Barcelona was shipwrecked in Granada, expect novelties in the eleven initial and one of them will be Arthur that will recover the titularity. Possibly it will do it at the side of Sergio Busquets and of Frenkie of Jong, but Arturo Vidal and Aleñá have options also to go in in the team to give rest to the Dutch, that has played it practically everything.
But the big incógnitas that pose in the alignment of Ernesto Valverde are in the forward, in what surely it will suppose the turn to the titularity of Leo Messi that needs to go accumulating minutes to win rhythm and offer his best version. The Argentinian star played 45 minutes in Granada and could follow adding.
And another of which has big possibilities to play like titling is Ansu Fati, that is showing in the last parties that is the footballer more in shape of the team and that, in little time, has turned into a key piece in attack. To his side is likely that follow being Luis Suárez and that rest Antoine Griezmann, that has been headline in all the parties, although the Frenchman has options to play.
In the goal and in the defence expects the same team that played in Granada. Including to Junior Firpo to the that did not go out him the things and that it wants to begin to like to his new fans after the Barça spent 20 million euros to turn into him competition for the lesionado Jordi Alba.
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The Villarreal did not begin with good foot the present edition of LaLiga Santander but little by little goes reencontrando with his game. In fact, the castellonenses have added two victories in the last parties that have contested went against the Leganés (0-3) and home against the Valladolid (2-0).
Regarding the offensive arms of the Villarreal, it will be necessary to take into account to two proper names: the first is the one of Gerard Moreno, current 'pichichi' of First Division with five goals in five parties (empatado with Karim Benzema); the second is the one of Santi Cazorla, that to his 34 years is living a second youth and at present is the brain of the 'yellow submarine'.
In spite of the crisis of the FC Barcelona regarding results, Javi Alley did not want to trust in front of the Barcelona. "Has a lot of arguments to play as it knows. There is a lot of talent and at the end will be struggling by all the titles as always", said, adding, on his team, that "it is necessary to play in team and the individuality put it to the service of the group. There are people with quality and youth that pushes every time that goes out".