"NOW OR NEVER" FOR BARÇA
Barça, in search of consistency against the 'surprise' team of LaLiga
FC Barcelona can take a step forward in LaLiga if they win against Girona. The Blaugrana want to 'come back' in the domestic championship and get closer to the leadership in an exciting Catalan derby
The FC Barcelona wants to follow giving continuity to the good feelings that has accumulated in his two last parties, against the Port wine and Athletic Madrid. They are in a moment of grace in what to the game refers , but with a lot for improving to position , of definite way, as one of the firm candidates to do with the trophy of LaLiga 2023/2024. The visit of the Girona, this Sunday from the 21:00 hours in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Compannys, can be the decisive turning point.
And it is that the ones of Xavi Hernández, as they have showed in the last two clashes, have found the formula to feel comfortable and show some solvency against the rivals. Especially in the first time against the Atleti, left an authentic exhibition imposing the rhythm of the clash, stepping constantly the rival area and causing, finally, that the goals are consequence of the game.
The 'better' Barça receives to the Girona
The command from the centre of the field, with Frenkie of Jong, Gündogan and Pedri like big protagonists, is being the engine of the Barça and big point diferenciador in this 'image' of the team. It is a team that has more sense, with a lot of more personality and impredecible for the rival. However, in front will have to a very powerful rival and that has turned into the disclosure of this season and that has contested him (and livestock, in occasions) the leadership to the Real Madrid.
In fact, in case to impose in Montjuïc, can turn into leaders in solitary. The White House 'punctured' in his visit to the Real Betis and has remained with 39 units, by the 38 that have the ones of Míchel. In case to win, would be arriving to the 41. A historical number for the Girona. The Barça will try that it do not produce this stage and, instead, will look for his definite turning point in LaLiga. They want to remain to two points of the leader and dinamizar, even more, the classification.
The true is that in Montjuïc will live a total war in which there will be 'battle' of blackboards between Xavi Hernández and Míchel. The Madrilenian trainer has characterised for being one of the most innovative and creative in this campaign, conviertiendo to his players in stars with an approach with a lot of variables and that has characterised for being solvent. Will have an important drop, Pablo Tower, the one who will not be able to play by the clause of the fear that included the Barça to the hour to yield it to the team of Montilivi.
Absences stood out in the Barça-Girona
The midfield player, in front of the drop by injury of Yangel Herrera, had turned into the 'boss' of the medullary and comes signing important presentations in the last parties. In Glass of Rey, premièred like goleador and left a very complete performance. It supposes an unexpected setback for a Míchel that, before the injury of the Venezuelan, had not had the player of the Barça. The one who yes will be is Eric García, the one who does not have clause of fear.
In the side of the Barça, the main absence will be Marc-André ter Stegen, the one who went through the operating theatre this week to treat his problems in the back. Neither it will be Iñigo Martínez, that will be 'KO' until 2024 and a Gavi that said goodbye to the season by a complete break of the ligament crossed previous of the right knee and an injury associated to the external meniscus that forced him to be taken part quirúrgicamente.
Technical index card of the party: FC Barcelona vs Girona FC
- Party: FC Barcelona-Girona FC
- Competition: LaLiga EA SPORTS
- Stadium: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Compannys (Barcelona)
- Television: Sunday, 10 December 2023 from the 21:00 hours (9:00 PM CET)
- Calendar 2023-2024: LaLiga, Glass of Rey, Champions League and Supercopa of Spain.