FIRST CHALLENGE AFTER THE DEFEAT AGAINST THE BAYERN
Forced to turn the page: Barça already thinks about Granada
Published:18/09/2021 - 20:10h
Updated:19/09/2021 - 00:39h
Key weeks are coming for FC Barcelona and Koeman wants his squad to be 100% for the next matches, especially against Granada this Monday
This Monday 20 September, from the 21:00 Spanish hour, the FC Barcelona will confront to the Granada of Robert Moreno for the dispute of the fifth day of LaLiga Santander, almost a week after the varapalo in the Champions League against the Bayern Munich, that finish with a goleada of the Bavarians and a Barça 'with no conditions' that did not arrive to contest, in any moment, the party.
After the storm, the picture directed by Ronald Koeman has returned to the trainings, in the second consecutive session, to focus precisely in the crash in front of the Granada. The culés, with a party less than the rest of his direct rivals, is forced to add the greater quantity of possible points to avoid a surprise in the domestic championship.
This Saturday, in the Ciutat Esportiva, Koeman gathered to all his available players to prepare all the details of the duel in front of the 'nazaríes'. Between the novelties, stands out the absence again of Samuel Umtiti, the one who was low the Friday also by "general unrest", as it had informed before. The French is doubt for the announcement of this Monday and his evolution will mark the availability.
Those who himself have been to 100% in the training were Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho, those who little by little are recovering the rhythm. The canterano blaugrana is in the last phase of his recovery and already there is a possible marked date for his return, whereas the carioca already is totally recovered and in the research to recover the regularity after eight months of drop.
Key party in front of the Granada
The group nazarí always is a rival complicated for the Barça. In his last clash, to finals of April, also in the Camp Nou, the visitors traced back the initial goal of Lionel Messi. Darwin Machís and Jorge Molina were the attendants to sink to a Barcelona group that this night could put leader of LaLiga, by in front of the Athletic and Real Madrid, to depend on yes same and win the championship.