BARÇA, FORCED TO WIN
Barça seeks to 'recover' the good feelings in the Real Sociedad 'fortress'
After falling in the Classic, FC Barcelona will seek to 'shake themselves' and recover the good feelings in the visit to a Real Sociedad that has not lost in its last 17 games at the Reale Arena and that intends to 'challenge' Xavi Hernández's team
The FC Barcelona begins the month of November with a capital challenge and a visit that can be more than complicated. The Real Sociedad is a rival that always demands to show your best version and, in this occasion, will not be distinct. This Saturday, from the 21:00 hours (9:00 PM, CET) in the Reale Sand, will live an emocionate crash between two of the teams more in shape of LaLiga. Both have the firm aim to win to approach , more, to the first positions of the domestic championship and the competition will be maximum in the Reale Sand.
The ones of Xavi Hernández will visit San Sebastián after falling in the Classical, against the Real Madrid, in a party in which they advanced to the six minutes and in which, in spite of the superiority that showed by 55/60 minutes, could not expand the advantage. Like result, the ones of Carlo Ancelotti put a course more, stepped the accelerator and finish tracing back the meeting with a doublet of Jude Bellingham, that did 'trizas' to a Barcelona picture that, in the first minutes had controlled him well.
Of the crash have gone out several conclusions that the blaugrana also will have to take in account for his visit to the Real Sociedad. It is necessary 'kill' the parties before and not leaving to the rival with options to trace back when it is being clearly inferior, in addition to keeping attentive and avoid losses 'silly' that finish in promising attacks or, directly, in goals against. The ones of Imanol Bailiff know to take advantage of very well of the errors of the rival and, in front of each loss, are able to plant in the area with few touch.
The Real Sociedad, a very demanding rival home
It is thus that, during this week, in addition to limar the asperezas in the changing room, Xavi has had to work in the disconnections of the team (in the Classical saw several, as when Jude Bellingham went in and finished without mark in the heart of the area). The culés have to be much more battery and with clear intentions to avoid that some three so essential points escape . Especially in a stadium like the Reale Sand, that demands more than the account. The Basques do not lose in his stadium from February of this year, when they received to the Valladolid and fell defeated by the minimum.
Since, they have linked 17 consecutive victories between all the competitions; a register that reveals the good performance of the ones of Imanol Bailiff when have the support of his public. In this season, have turned into one of the most regular teams of the tournament, adding five victories, four ties and two defeats, that have carried him to situate in the fifth position with 19 points. That is to say, if they remain with the victory, will remain to so alone two units of the Barça (24).
The infirmary of the Barça frees
It is thus that the ones of Xavi Hernández will have to sign an intelligent party and in which they take advantage of his opportunities. They have had the good news that Pedri González has returned to the announcement after surpassing the injury in the previous rectum of the right thigh that had left him in the dry dam by more than two months. It is a big reinforcement, but everything seems to indicate to that will split like revulsivo and that will play, maximum, 20 or 25 minutes so that it go winning rhythm and regularity.
Besides, Xavi will have to disposal to the players that already had gone in to the announcement for the Classical, but that did not have shooting. It is the case of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Koundé, those who will be in capacity to play against the Real Sociedad. Only the Pole aims to be headline, whereas the others two can add activity during the second half.
Technical index card of the party: Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona
- Party: Real Sociedad-FC Barcelona
- Competition: LaLiga EA SPORTS
- Stadium: Reale Sand (San Sebastián)
- Television: Saturday, 4 November 2023 from the 21:00 hours (9:00 PM CET)
- Calendar 2023-2024: LaLiga, Glass of Rey, Champions League and Supercopa of Spain.