THE 'PEPINEROS', IN LAST POSITION
Cheating match against Leganes before the key week
Published:22/11/2019 - 22:15h
Updated:22/11/2019 - 22:15h
After the selection stop, touch LaLiga again. FC Barcelona will face Leganés, first division colist, before receiving Dortmund and traveling to Wanda to face Atlético
The FC Barcelona initiates the final stretch of this 2019 with a dense calendar by in front. The men of Ernesto Valverde will have to face up to fearsome rivals during the next weeks, and the results obtained in said crashes can result decisive for the future of the team in LaLiga Santander and the Champions League.
Without going more far, the next week, the Barcelona will have to measure to the Borussia Dortmund in the Camp Nou in a crucial party of the phase of groups of the Champions League and to the Athletic of Madrid in Wanda Metropolitan in a meeting that will define the high zone of the table with two teams that are allocated to litigate by the title to the end.
But, step by step. After the international stop of this month of November, to the FC Barcelona touches him face up to a split cheat against the Leganés, colista of First Division, but ilusionado by the positive changes that it can contribute the experienced Javier Aguirre, recently appointed new technician of the group 'pepinero'.
The duel between Catalans and medrileños will take place in Butarque this Saturday to the 13:00 (peninsular schedule Spanish), by what the international players of the Barça will not have had too much time neither to rest, neither to prepare the meeting. Nuances that go adding to sustain the argument that we are in front of a split cheat in which the culés will have to use all its skill.
More reason of worry has to give to the ones of Valverde the doubts that is leaving the team when it plays far of the Camp Nou. After victories like the ones of Eibar, Getafe or Prague, seemed that the culés had surpassed the 'syndrome visitor', but the overwhelming defeat against the Raise opened again the Box of Pandora. Butarque Is not easy terrain and less with an Aguirre that knows to pose rocky parties.
The drops go to be another of the reasons by which the blaugranas will not be able to trust neither by an instant of the Leganés. The Txingurri will not be able to have Jordi Alba, Nélson Semedo neither Clément Lenglet in defence, by what will have to give him the titularity to the unpublished Moussa Wagué or improvise a new system with three head offices, that also would force to bet by Todibo or Ronald Araújo at the side of Hammered and Umtiti.
In the centre of the field, Valverde gave rest to Arthur, by what Rakitic would have options to play for rotar to Sergio Busquets, Arturo Vidal or Frenkie of Jong, the three theorists titled. In the forward, Leo Messi and Luis Suárez seem fixed, with the third place in dispute between Antoine Griezmann with win to win the place or an Ousmane Dembélé that will arrive cool and vacunado of the 'virus FIFA'.
If we take into account the antecedents of the duels between FC Barcelona and Leganés, the balance is favourable to the Barcelona, with five victories by only one of the Madrilenian. This yes, this victory of the 'pepineros' arrived precisely the past season, with the duel that confronted both teams in Butarque (1-2), same stage of the party of this Saturday.
By all this, more voucher not to trust and not thinking still in the Borussia Dortmund or the Athletic. The parties against teams like the Leganés do not win Leagues, but yes can do them lose. And this campaign, the Barça already has had too many tropiezos unexpected to domicile...
The new Leganés of Javier Aguirre
The path of the Leganés in the present season is very bad and the Madrilenian accumulate nine defeats, three ties and a victory that keep them in the last position, with six points and to seven of the salvation. However, the arrival of Javier Aguirre to the bench of Butarque pretends to give a dump to the situation.
Until the moment, the Leganés accustomed to play with a system of five defences, three midfield players and two forwards that it will be necessary to see if the Mexican trainer keeps. What himself is sure is that Óscar, In Nesyri and Braithwaite go to be the three men of reference that the culés will have to tie in short in defence.
In the previous press conference to the meeting, Javier Aguirre ensured that one of the keys to try brake to the Barça will be andvitar the faults to the edge of the area that Messi is used to to transform. "The indication is not doing unnecessary faults. Neither leave them happen, but it is necessary to be intelligent. We will treat to minimise the so high probability of Leo to do goals", explained.
In spite of have not been able to prepare the meeting with all his effective, the Mexican trusts his team. "We were very intense this week, went a beautiful week, congratulated them because each day did it very well. They were missing us seven international, notices , to the equal that has them the Barça so there are not excuses. But yes, the team trained very well, will see to see if we can reflect it in the field, because we are winning confidence", sentenced. Hard party, as.