BARÇA, TO ELCHE WITH MANY LOWS
Barça returns to LaLiga with a 'trap' visit to Elche
FC Barcelona returns to action in LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 with a visit to bottom club, Elche CF, at the Martínez Valero (9:00 p.m.). The Catalans, with several casualties in the squad, must avoid the 'traps' after the national team stoppage
The return of the stops of selections always are 'cheat' and, if no, only is necessary to remember the past season of the FC Barcelona, when after imposing by 0-4 in Santiago Bernabéu, finish saying goodbye to LaLiga and Europe League just after the date FIFA of finals of March. Although in this opportunity are in a situation colampletamente distinct, if there is something sure is that the ones of Xavi Hernández can not trust.
Even in his first party post-stop, against the colista of LaLiga, the Elche, this Saturday from the 21:00 hours (CEST). Although the ilicitanos have very complicated to be still in the First Spanish Division and are 'sacking' of to little, the arrival of Sebastián Beccacece to the benches has like aim close the course with 'decency' and avoid more fusses. The Barça, thus, can not trust his visit to the Martínez Valero... Especially because they will have massive rotations in the XI.
Elche-Barça: The leader visits to the colista
The two teams arrive to the party in adverse situations. The culés come to win in the Classical against the Real Madrid with a traced back historical in the Camp Nou (2-1) that left to the ones of Xavi with twelve points of advantage in the classification on the second position. In spite of this, is very true that in the previous weeks to the stop of selections the Barça was not offering his best version and, now, have lower for the next weeks. But that is another history.
The Elche, by his part, receives to the blaugrana in full change of cycle and of trainer, by the arrival of Beccacece. They have lived an especially complicated season in which they have not achieved, in any moment, brush the regularity. They are increasingly near to say goodbye definitively to First, but what himself is sure is that they will want to offer 'something more' under the orders of the Argentinian trainer.
A marked party by the drops and rotations
Both teams will face the party with numerous drops in his staff. Beginning with the ilicitanos, in his debut Beccacece will not be able to have the sanctioned Lucas Boyé and Pape Cheikh, as well as the players that keep in the infirmary Randy Nteka and Enzo Rocco. The good news is that it has recovered to John Chetauya, to the Barcelona Álex Hill and Pere Mile, although it does not foresee that any go out to title this Saturday.
For the Barça supposes an ideal party for the rotations, with the intention to give rest to the players that come of the stop of selections, thinking in the Classical of the next week by the Glass of Rey, but also by the numerous injuries that there is in the staff: the already known Ousmane Dembélé and Pedri González, as well as the recent drops of Frenkie of Jong, lesionado after the Classical, and Andreas Christensen, 'KO' in the stop of selections. Neither it will be Raphinha, the one who is sanctioned by accumulation of cards.
Xavi thinks that will be a party complicated
In the previous of the meeting, Xavi Hernández left clear that does not give at all by seated in the visit to the Elche and that his do not have to believe, in any moment, that the works in LaLiga are done: "it Is difficult when there is a change of trainer. We have looked how they played his previous teams. It can be a split cheat. It will cost. They will be extramotivados and we can think that this is fact and is not it. It will not be an easy exit".
The trainer egarense did upsetting in that "it still is not at all fact. We have to follow like this. There have been important turning points. We have to follow because it has not finished", analysing also that the Barça has to improve in this last stretch of the season to achieve the aims: "we Have to generate more things in attack. Look for more to Robert".
Technical index card of the party: Elche CF-FCBarcelona
- Party: ElcheCF - FCBarcelona
- Competition: LaLiga
- Stadium: Martínez Valero
- Television: Saturday, 1 April to the 21:00 hours (CEST).
- Calendar 2022-2023: LaLiga Santander, Glass of Rey.