THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THE SEASON
Barça will seek to cut points in the League against a grown Atlético de Madrid
Published:21/11/2020 - 00:00h
Updated:21/11/2020 - 19:40h
FC Barcelona visits Atlético de Madrid this Saturday at 9:00 p.m. in which it will be the match of the day in LaLiga. The Catalans need to win to get closer to the top positions and cannot stumble again
The FC Barcelona visits this Saturday from the 21:00 hours of the night to the Athletic of Madrid in the stadium Wanda Metropolitan. The Barcelona already are back after the long stop of selections and will try to restart LaLiga with victory. The culés need the points like the eat and can not allow the luxury to go back to trip in the championship. For this, will have to surpass to the best Atleti in years.
The ones of Ronald Koeman will have to follow the way that marked against the Betis before the stop. Although in defence, as almost always, the Catalans suffered to whiles, in attack saw a quite loose team and with the clearest ideas that in other parties. In front of the colchoneros it will be necessary to follow like this, but improve so much backwards as up, since the ones of the Cholo Simeone do not go to forgive if have options to carry the triumph.
The stop will have a lot of importance in the future of the crash, since the two teams have left a lot of players that have gone back tired. Unfortunately, the calendar does not allow rests and both trainers will take out the best eleven that have available. In the case of the Barça, expects that Koeman have the usual headlines, to exception of Sergio Busquets, lesionado with Spain and drop for this commitment.
The one of Badia will not be in Wanda and his place will occupy it Miralem Pjanic, that hardly has been able to complete a training before the party by his trip with Bosnia. The Balkan will be important in the centre of the field and will share double pivote with Frenkie of Jong. On the other hand, with Ansu Fati lesionado, up there are few doubts of who will play and everything aims that the attacker trident will be the formed by Leo Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé.
Yes there is some doubt in the right side, where Sergiño Dest litigates with Sergi Roberto by the place. It seems that the one of Reus splits with advantage, but in the Athletic will play Carrasco by this side, something that could carry to the Dutch technician to bet by his compatriot. The Dutch with American passport is much faster and could be more useful to brake to the Belgian, although it can that the míster prefer the experience of Sergi to the speed of the ex 'ajacied'.
The Athletic, without Suárez, but with Joao Félix and Llorente
By his part, the Atleti also arrives with a drop reseñable, the one of the charrúa Luis Suárez. The '9' was allocated to be one of the big protagonists of the meeting by his Barcelona past, but finally will lose the crash by fault of the coronavirus. The forward gave positive does some days and will see the party from house. It will be a tremendously sensitive drop for the rojiblancos that will force to Simeone to retouch his forward.
Everything indicates that the Argentinian will plant to Ángel Correa up to accompany to Joao Félix, the player with more quality of the venues. The Portuguese will be the footballer to the that it is necessary to have more in account, but neither much less the only. The mentioned Correa and Carrasco could be dangerous to the space, the same that Marcos Llorente, the big disclosure of this team. The Madrilenian can be decisive with spaces and his arrival from backwards to the rival area will be a weapon colchonera that it will be necessary to watch closely.
Technical index card of the party: Athletic of Madrid-FC Barcelona
- Party: Athletic of Madrid-FC Barcelona
- Competition: LaLiga Santander
- Stadium: Wanda Metropolitan
- Television: Saturday 21 November to the 21:00 hours (Spanish hour)
- Calendar 2019-20: League Santander, Champions League, Glass of Rey