LAST MATCH BEFORE THE PSG
Barça welcomes a needy Alavés with one eye on the Champions League
Published:13/02/2021 - 01:06h
Updated:13/02/2021 - 20:00h
FC Barcelona received Alavés on Saturday on their return to LaLiga after the fiasco copero. The Azulgrana need the victory to keep fighting for the championship, although they will have an eye on the PSG and the Champions League
The FC Barcelona receives this Saturday to the Alavés in the Camp Nou from the 21:00 hours of the night. The Barcelona will have to forget his fiasco in Glass of the King against the Seville and go back to centre in LaLiga, where follow having options by the prick of the Athletic of Madrid against the Celtic does some days. Nevertheless, the advantage of the rojiblancos is important and the Catalans can not allow any trip more.
After falling in the Pizjuán by 2-0 and complicate a lot the pass to the final copera, the blaugrana have to show that this only was an accident. Besides, in Can Barça do not forget that next Tuesday Paris Saint-Germain will visit the Camp Nou to play the gone of the eighth of final of Champions League. It will be the most important duel of what goes of season and the ideal is to arrive to the crash with good feelings and with a victory.
It is necessary to stand out the commitment against the Parisians, since Ronald Koeman does not forget it and could do variations in his eleven thinking in this. The Dutch trainer, in spite of leaving clear that only thinks in LaLiga, could give rest to some headline to reserve them of face to the League of Champions. There will be massive rotations, but yes some change in positions in which it creates it necessary.
One of the changes could arrive in the left side, where Jordi Alba has played it almost all since it began the 2021. The carrilero alone rested in the eighth of Glass of Rey, against the Ray, where was acting and went out in the second part. By this reason, thinking in that it arrive to 100% against the PSG, the one of Zaandam could bet by Junior Firpo, that in Seville exerted of right side.
At least a change by line in the Barça
On the other hand, in the centre of the field also expects that Riqui Puig relieve to Frenkie of Jong or to Pedri. The most likely would be that it rested the Canarian, less accustomed to this load of meetings, but could reserve to any one of the two. Sergio Busquets is another of the candidates to remain in the bench in front of the Alavés, although in his case there are fewer options unless Miralem Pjanic, 'touched', recover to time.
In the forward, Antoine Griezmann or Ousmane Dembélé will leave him his place to Francisco Trincao. The Portuguese will have a new opportunity after his golazo against the Betis and probably will go out by the right, place where comes playing Dembélé. The one of Vernon, with a problematic record with the injuries, has more ballots for rotar thinking in that it was to his best level against Paris Saint-Germain.
Having this in account, the alignment of the Barça in front of the babazorros could be the following: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Lenglet, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Of Jong, Riqui Puig; Trincao, Griezmann and Messi. An eleven very competitive taking into account the plague of injuries that asola to the barcelonistas. The defence will go back to be the big Heel of Achilles, but expects that Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet take a step forward and begin to dissipate to the doubts that there is with them.
The Alavés will not give the party
Finally, it is necessary to stand out that the Alavés will not put the at all easy things, since it is only two points above the descent and needs to mark. The ones of Abelardo will not give the meeting and will have in Lucas Pérez, Joselu Kill and Luis Rioja to his big dangers. The Barcelona will have to be very attentive to the game by high and the left of Joselu, a teacher in this art, to the arrivals of Lucas and to the speed of a Rioja that already complicated a lot the life to the blaugrana in the gone in Mendizorroza.
Technical index card of the party: FC Barcelona-Alavés
- Party: FC Barcelona-Alavés
- Competition: LaLiga Santander
- Stadium: Camp Nou
- Television: Saturday 13 February to the 21:00 hours (Spanish hour)
- Calendar 2019-20: League Santander, Champions League, Glass of Rey