PENULTIMAL MATCH OF LALIGA
One point away from the Super Cup: Barça 'plays it' against Getafe
Published:14/05/2022 - 22:50h
Updated:15/05/2022 - 18:16h
In the absence of a day for the end of LaLiga Santander 2021-2022, FC Barcelona is playing its classification to the next Spanish Super Cup. Xavi Hernández's men need a point
The end of season has arrived and this weekend contests the penultimate day of LaLiga Santader 2021-2022. After a very irregular beginning, the FC Barcelona was not able to compete by the title and has had to conform with fulfilling two aims: classify to the Champions League and to the next Supercopa of Spain in Saudi Arabia. The first already have achieved it and the second can concretise this Sunday with the visit to the Coliseum Alfonso Peréz to confront to the Getafe of Quique Sánchez Flores.
The Barça has foot and half in Arabia, but needs to achieve, at least, a point in his visit to the capital of Spain. The team directed by Xavi Hernández starts the trigesimaséptima day of the domestic championship with 72 units, five less than his perseguidor direct, the Athletic of Madrid. Of empatar or win, the Barcelona picture would be obtaining his note for the tournament and ensuring, as little, eight million euros for participating.
It is a key appointment for the blaugrana, that have lived a Russian mountain of feelings in this final stretch of the season and that are very far to have the level expected. They come of three consecutive victories in LaLiga (2-1, vs Mallorca, 1-2 vs Real Betis and 3-1 against the Celtic of Vigo the past weekend), but in any party the culés felt upper or able of much more. The result, however, played in favour to follow firm in the second square.
Now only it remains to resist in these last two parties and prepare the season that comes, which will come with a lot of changes and with the intention to go back to compete by the titles to avoid a new year in white, as it has been it east. The Barça sticks to his big promises (that they are a few) to finish this course satisfactorily and think in the next. They will do it against a Getafe that also are needed of points.
The team trained by Quique Sánchez Flores arrives to the penultimate day of League with 38 units, five more than the Mallorca (that it opens the zone of descent). To add a tie, would be confirming his continuity in the First Division of face to the next course. However, the trainer has left clear that will go out to win to look for surpass to the Elche in the table of classification.
Rotations in the Barça?
The Barça will visit Alfonso Pérez with several drops in the staff. Gerard Hammered, Nico González, Sergi Roberto and Pedri González continue in the infirmary and will be back for the next season. Nevertheless, the big drops arrive by sanction: Eric García, Jordi Alba and Frenkie of Jong saw his fifth yellow the past weekend against the Celtic of Vigo and will not travel to Madrid, by what Xavi Hernández will be forced to implement rotations. The central, besides, was operated.
The first benefited will be Alejandro Balde, the one who does not play with the first team from 18 December 2021, when it contested three minutes in the victory against the Elche by 3-2. Xavi does not have he, but does not have more remedy. They expect changes in all the lines, but especially in the defence, where only would be available Ronald Araújo but is unlikely that was headline.
On the left side, the egarense stood out that "we value it a lot. It goes us to help these days. Tomorrow, for example, the same we have minutes. We believe in his progression and capacity. It can be important. Jordi has played almost all since I am here". Of Araújo, on the other hand, aimed that "the first is that he wishes to play. It is his wish and thrills us. It is necessary to stand out that in any moment lost the consciousness in the party against the Celtic. It depends on his feelings and wants to play".