THE CORONATION IS STILL CLOSE!
The alirón is 'delayed': Barça must beat Espanyol to be champion
Real Madrid has delayed the celebration of FC Barcelona as League champion. With the victory over Getafe, Carlo Ancelotti's men force the Catalans to beat RCD Espanyol in order to be champions
It is a key weekend for the FC Barcelona, because they can proclaim definitively like champions of LaLiga Santander. The ones of Xavi Hernández had two roads for the alirón: Pricks of the Real Madrid and Athletic against Getafe and Elche, respectively, or win to the RCD Espanyol this Sunday in the RCDE Stadium from 21:00 hours (9:00 M, CEST). The ones of Carlo Ancelotti have destroyed the first possibility.
Now, although the ones of the 'Cholo' Simeone 'puncture' in his visit to Alicante, the Barça will have to win the derbi Catalan by 'fault' of a Madrid that fulfilled with his formality in front of the picture 'azulón', thanks to a goal of Marco Asensio from out of the area, to fault of twenty minutes for the end of the clash in Santiago Bernabéu.
It was a split cheat for the madridistas, put the trainer of Reggiolo had entered eight changes in his alignment and had a lot of difficulties to surpass the pressure of a Getafe that planted face in Chamartín and to the that was missing him luck. With the 'shaken' in the second part and the entry of players like Vinicius, Kroos or Modric, the venues achieved desastacar the clash to avoid the 'prick'.
The Barça and a derbi for the history
The true is that for the FC Barcelona results an obligation win in his visit to the Espanyol, that plays the life in his stadium in front of his eternal rival. The 'pericos' are sunk in the classification, but a victory against the blaugrana would give them hopes in the last three days of the championship... Reason by which seems more than obvious that will plant expensive and will look for a triumph that allow them breathe.
The ones of Xavi Hernández, by his part, pretend to go out with his best alignment to carry the victory home and begin the celebration by the title suspender belt number 27 in his history. It foresees qeue go out with his XI of gala, with the possible novelty of Ousmane Dembélé in which it would be his first titularity from the past 28 January, when it fell lesionado in the visit of the Barcelona to Montilivi.