THE CULÉS SEARCHING LEADERSHIP
Barça, looking for a coup d'etat against Atlético
Published:30/11/2019 - 23:58h
Updated:1/12/2019 - 19:49h
FC Barcelona visits Atlético de Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano after making the most serious game of the season. It is time to leave the doubts behind the house to keep the leadership
It arrives the moment to put the armour and go out to the war. The Real Madrid did not fail in his worked visit to Mendizorroza and won to the Sportive Alavés (1-2), by what to the FC Barcelona does not remain him another that win this Sunday to recover the leadership. In front, one of the worst possible rivals in one of the most complicated fields of First Division: the Athletic of Madrid in Wanda Metropolitan.
It is true that the group of Diego Pablo Simeone did a lot of changes in the staff in summer and that his results to date are not to throw rockets, but still and like this the culés only aventajan to the colchoneros in three points. And, the worst of everything: the parties in terrain rojiblanco are an authentic nightmare, in front of some fans that caldea the environment and a physical team that does not facilitate the offensive game.
Win in Wanda Metropolitan is a mission complicated, but the FC Barcelona showed the past Wednesday that is able to play to a big level in moments of big need. The ones of Ernesto Valverde had to win yes or yes to the Borussia Dortmund not to see in danger his pass to eighth and the true is that it saw a serious party and convincente of the Catalans.
Nevertheless, now it does lacking to happen to the following level: carry this reliability of the past Wednesday to the parties out of house, something that has not achieved in any moment of the season except some brushstrokes in Getafe and the party in Eibar. The blaugranas have a pending subject and suspended in the duels to domicile of this course, by what no voucher to despistarse in Wanda.
The duel between Catalans and Madrilenian will take place in the coliseo athletic this Sunday to the 21:00 (peninsular schedule Spanish), moment in which it will burst a war in which Valverde will not be able to have some of his more important soldiers: it will not be Sergio Busquets by accumulation of yellow, neither neither Ousmane Dembélé, Jordi Alba and Nélson Semedo by physical problems.
The technician extremeño, however, has few doubts about his substitutes: Sergi Roberto and Junior Firpo, that played well against the Dortmund, will repeat; as well as Antoine Griezmann that it will see them to him with his ancient fans in a recibimiento that foresees very hostile for him by the form with which left in summer. Like this the things, the French will have to confront to the ghosts of his past, although anybody like him knows what suppose the parties in Wanda.
More doubts there is about as recompondrá Valverde his centre of the field after not being able to have Busquets. Delay to Frenkie of Jong or bet again by Ivan Rakitic are the two main options, whereas it seems that Arturo Vidal can accompany them in the trio of the medullary. Also Arthur Melo has options, by what the doubt would be between if it plays he or the Croat.
The big hope of the FC Barcelona of face to the duel, without place to doubts, is the tremendo been so that they are showing Leo Messi and Luis Suárez. The Argentinian comes to give an authentic recital against the Borussia Dortmund, whereas the ariete of Jump is in state of grace in the plane goleador. Now only lacking that Griezmann give this step at the front that it already began to give in Champions League.
The Athletic looks for a hit on the table
The Athletic is not having some first months of simple competition, maybe by this revolción in the staff that before mentioned. In an alone summer, Simeone lost no only to Griezmann, that was his big star, and to Rodri, his anchor in the centre of the field, but also to all the defensive line headline: Diego Godín, Lucas Hernández, Filipe Luis and Juanfran.
It can that the results are not being the expected, but the athletic keep on being a fully competitive rival as they already showed in Champions League against the Juventus, does scarce days. Players like Morata, Joao Félix or Correa will have to be controlled by the culés by his verticality. Especially in the case of the ariete, that also is in a moment sweet like goleador.
The Athletic of Madrid will look for a victory that reinforce his morals and that freshen his options to the title. In the previous press conference to the party, Simeone claimed the work of his team and showed optimistic. "We work all the times to compete of the best way and approach us to win. We have trained very well and we come to do a good party to Turín. We expect to follow this line but with a different result", commented.
How no, also it spoke about the return of Griezmann to Wanda. "Speak of Griezmanan do not go it to do because it plays in another team. Always I was clear in what I think of him when we share team. What the people do is his decision, I can not put me in his head", sentenced. Now, it will have him like threat in a party that will decide by the details.