TO ENSURE THE PASS TO THE SUPERCUP
A Champions League Barça seeks to establish itself in second place against Celta
Published:9/05/2022 - 23:21h
Updated:10/05/2022 - 20:04h
FC Barcelona receives Celta de Vigo at the Camp Nou on Tuesday after certifying their place in the Champions League. However, in order to qualify for the Spanish Super Cup, the three points against the Celestes will be key.
The FC Barcelona receives in the Camp Nou to the Celtic of Vigo in a party that antoja key for the directed by Xavi Hernández in his aspirations to classify to the following edition of the Supercopa of Spain. To attain the pass, the Catalans have to ensure the second place of the table of classification of LaLiga, and after achieving his 'note' to the next Champions League, his main aim is to do with the 'passage' to Saudi Arabia for the coming campaign.
The Barcelona group arrives to this meeting after attaining a victory 'in extremis' in front of the Betis in Benito Villamarín. A golazo of Jordi Alba in the 'last second' gave him the three points to a Barça that needed a triumph to certify his presence in the League of Champions 2022-2023. The barcelonistas expect to take advantage of the envión anímico achieved in front of the 'verdiblancos' and 'arrasar' with all the rivals that expect them to finish the season of the best possible way.
However, the injuries and the low performance of the team like community have put him the things very 'slope up' to the culés. The game showed by the ones of Hernández is very far of that that marvelled to the world in a series of 15 parties without knowing the defeat, with goleada in Santiago Bernabéu of by half, leaving more doubts that certainties on a 'Xavineta' that seems to have exhausted his 'petrol'. In spite of this, the blaugranas want to follow with the good feelings that little by little recover after both triumphs in front of the Mallorca and Betis, and aim to the Celtic like his next 'victim'.
By his part, the directed by Eduardo 'Chacho' Coudet arrive to the crash in the Camp Nou after golear by 4-0 to the Alavés of Julio Velázquez and want to give a 'hit' on the 'table' in the feudo Catalan. The 'celestial' have had a walk very irregular in LaLiga, where add 11 victories, 10 ties and 14 defeats, 'enjoying' of a place in the half of the table and the already ensured permanence. In spite of having a register of 2 parties won, 2 stray and 1 empatado in his last 5 duels, the 'célticos' expect to give the surprise in the City Condal.
A Barça 'punished' by the injuries
The Catalan square arrives to the day 36 with a staff 'plagada' of injuries, that leave in evidence the long that has been the season for the Barcelona. In the midfield, the Barça has only 3 active, since Pedri will not go back until the following campaign and Sergio Busquets will lose the party by accumulation of cards. Besides, Nico González also is in the dry dam indefinitely, by what Xavi Hernández will see forced to opt by a medullary 'new' conformed by Gavi, Frenkie of Jong and Riqui Puig.
The defence of the group barcelonista also has seen affected by the physical setbacks, although the trainer of Terrassa has more alternative in said zone. Gerard Hammered, Sergiño Dest and Sergi Roberto are the drops in the retaguardia, but his places will be very occupied by Dani Alves and Eric García, that have known to step to the 'front' when the situation has deserved it.
The turn of Ansu ilusiona
No everything are bad news in Can Barça, and is that Ansu Fati went back to step the terrain of game in front of the Real Betis and did it with the right foot, since to the minute 76, 60 seconds after having ingresado, put the 1-0 in favour of the Catalans, that to the dessert would culminate with a 2-1 in the marker. The canterano of the Farm has showed that is 'touched' by a 'magic wand', and his presence in full attack of hope to some culés that see the '10' the future of the entity.
In research of the Supercopa
In the previous of the party, Xavi commissioned to leave in clear the importance that has this party for the institution. Hernández affirmed that "we have to ensure the second square to be able to contest the Supercopa. If we attain it, we will play with less tension, but without going down the arms. Recover good feelings, insist in the model of game and win them". Of this way, do not remain doubts on the way in which the culés will face the crash, that no antoja at all simple for them.
The 'olívicos' always represent a 'toothache' for the blaugranas, and remained showed in the first turn of the championship. In plenary interinato of Sergi Barjuán, the barcelonistas visited Balaídos with the need of a victory, and after going 3-0 by in front in the marker to the mediotiempo, the venues attained a tie in the second half that represented a 'golpazo' for some culés that did not see the 'light' at the end of the 'tunnel'. However, the present of both teams nowadays is very distinct to the of this moment, and the culés are split like favourites in a battle that aims to be thrilling.