Luis Suárez, beside Leo Messi

THEY WILL PLAY AGAINST THE ESPANYOL

Messi and Suarez are not missing in the New Year since the Anoeta war

Published:4/01/2020 - 07:52h

Updated:4/01/2020 - 07:52h

Leo Messi and Luis Suarez have been starters in the first game of the year in LaLiga in all matches since the 2015 Anoeta episode that almost ended up with Luis Enrique's head

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Justo five years backwards, on 4 January 2015, burned a fire of big dimensions in the changing room of the FC Barcelona. It was in Anoeta, in the first party of the year and with a dangerous rival like the Real Sociedad in front. The then trainer, Luis Enrique, took a controversial decision: leave to Leo Messi, Neymar, Gerard Hammered and Dani Alves in the bench.

It was necessary to take into account that the players sudamericanos had been able to lengthen his holidays navideñas as every year, by what the Asturian opted for leaving to the majority of them in the bench. And it burst the civil war inside the team. Of course, the Real Sociedad defeated to the Barcelona (1-0), with a Messi very angered, going out from the bench in a totally passive attitude.

The Argentinian star did not present to the training of open doors of the day afterwards and initiated a war that almost finish with the head of Luis Enrique. At the end, the waters calmed and that team that seemed totally broken in winter was able to carry the triplete, being able to see images like the already mythical of Messi and the Asturian technician embraced and reconciled.

Since, Leo Messi and Luis Suárez always have been headlines in LaLiga the just party after New Year. So much Luis Enrique in his back seasons like Ernesto Valverde when it took his relief, respected the longest holidays of the players sudamericanos without that this influenced in his titularity in the first find suspender belt of every year.

The only bracket of this rule arrived in January of 2018, in a party of Glass of the King in front of the Celtic in Vigo in which Ernesto Valverde rotó to a lot of footballers and in which Leo Messi and Luis Suárez were not summoned. This meeting finished with tie to a goal and went the only from 2015 that did not have to the Argentinian and to the Uruguayan on the lawn.

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To day of today, the presence of both is totally indisputable in the team, by what would be very rare that remained out of the team against the RCD Espanyol in the first party of 2020. The team blanquiazul arrives to the party with illusion, with new trainer and with an extreme need to obtain points to initiate his climbing to the salvation. Messi and Suárez will be fundamental.

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