DEFENDING THE LEAD
Celta decides if the break will be peaceful or busy for Barça
Published:8/11/2019 - 23:48h
Updated:9/11/2019 - 08:49h
The international break appears after this weekend, and Barça has obligations in LaLiga that pass through the Camp Nou. If the catalans win Celta de Vigo, their rest will be peaceful, but if not, there are busy weeks waiting to talk about crisis
The FC Barcelona has lived a week complicated, and wants to drown his penalties tieing up a contested leadership in LaLiga. After two tropiezos consecutive, the Celtic of Vigo lands in the Camp Nou like an opponent to take into account, with Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Athletic, Seville and Granada with options to finish the weekend in the highest of the classification. In these circumstances there is not margin of error.
The Catalans seemed to have put the direct in the fight by the titles, but two 'pricks' followed have desatado his worry. The team admits that it does not feel comfortable and that needs to improve at stake and results, since although a series of seven victories planted him in first position in the championship of the regularity and the Champions, a defeat in front of the Eibar and a tie against the Slavia of Prague have remembered that it is urgent to recover good feelings.
If there is triumph in front of the Galicians, the stop of selections can be relatively calm, with almost two weeks to analyse, take out conclusions and work of face to the demanding calendar that expects to the turn. Three points would not hide that this group has to continue growing, but if they would guarantee him a necessary truce in the fight by the titles. Criticisms, urgencies and doubts never are good mates.
But if there is 'slip', to the City Condal will go back the airs of crisis, amplified by some days in which there is little football -of clubs- and too much time to think. The Barcelona would convert then in the white of reproach them own and extraneous, of those that pretend to raise to the troops and also of some opponents that do not go to have mercy. The moral battle also is important along the course.
Between the arguments to think in positive appears the reliability of the Camp Nou, a coliseo fearsome for any one that visit it in domestic or international tournaments. The fans has win that the stars give him a joy, and will have to show his maximum implication to push to his, to which only costs them add three and forget of the errors that in the last days cost them points.
And Leo Messi is another guarantee in which trust, as long as, clear is, have the support of his companions. The Argentinian is recovering his voracity after several months of problems with the injuries, but with Luis Suárez that arrives just, needs that the orchestra this very fine-tuned and that apart from goalkeeper, defence and centre of the field, the Griezmann, Dembélé or Ansu Fati step advance to contribute.
The Celtic is an authentic bone for the Barça
Ernesto Valverde already has warned that no fía of a Celtic of Vigo in zone of descent, a situation that does not correspond with his quality. The ex culé Óscar García substituted after the last day to Fran Escribá to treat of reflotar a project with several jewels, but that today is agrounded in 18ª position. Two victories, three ties and seven defeats are not the best letter of presentation to visit the stadium barcelonista.
The 'celestial' have turned into an authentic bone for the Barça, to the that already have tuteado numerous times from his return to First Division. They go 14 direct clashes from the season 2012-13, with seven triumphs for the Catalans, four for the vigueses and three crosses that remained in tables. With these precedents, more will cost him to the valid champion suspender belt be concentrated on the lawn.