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Barça wants to confirm its good feelings against a 'renewed' Athletic

Published:23/10/2022 - 01:18h

Updated:23/10/2022 - 19:07h

FC Barcelona receives Ernesto Valverde's Athletic Bilbao this Sunday with the intention of adding their second consecutive victory and confirming that they have left the bad feelings behind

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In a so tightened League and with a Real Madrid that does not want to yield points, the FC Barcelona confronts each party like an authentic final. This Sunday, receive to the Athletic Club of Bilbao in the Spotify Camp Nou, from the 21:00 hours. The culés will want to retort the good feelings that already had left the past Thursday against the Villarreal, when impousieron by 3-0 with an offensive exhibition of Robert Lewandowski that few lacking times to the appointment with the goal.

The Barça wants to recover the good feelings after suffering two thumps followed, against the Inter (3-3) and Real Madrid (3-1). The Barcelona group does not have intentions to surrender and the intention is to finish this phase of the season, before the stop of selections, with the greater quantity of possible points to go 'calm'.

In front, will have to an Athletic of Bilbao that has been one of the novelties of this season after the arrival of Ernesto Valverde, exentrenador Barcelona that returns to the Spotify Camp Nou for the first time after having been destituido in January of 2020. The 'txingurri' wants to avenge of the culés and will bring to the Camp Nou to his best pieces to give battle.

The Athletic began like a 'bullet' the season, but has gone sinning by irregularity in the last parties, with three 'pricks' consecutive: 1-1 vs Seville, 0-1 in front of the Athletic of Madrid and the tie 2-2 against the Getafe of the past Tuesday. Before, they had accumulated six consecutive victories in the domestic championship and had contested the first positions of the classification.

The party between Barcelona and bilbaínos will have a touch special by the return of Valverde to the Camp Nou, with the doubt of how will receive him the fans. His exit was quite 'traumatic' because it came preceded of the elimination in semifinals of the Supercopa of Spain and the constant failures in the Champions League. However, it went the last technician with which the Barça could be dominador in LaLiga, that is not little thing seen the seen in these last three seasons.

Marked party by the rotations

In addition to the return of Valverde, is a clash that is starred by the rotations in the Barça, that finally is paying the consequences of the calendar of parties. Xavi Hernández confirmed in room of press that had players with muscular fatigue and annoyances, by what will have to repleantearse his plans. The egarense, in any case, did not give track on who would be the protagonists.

"We will do changes because there is fatigue and annoyances, some more forced that others. It would like me give continuity to some players, but have to prioritise that the team was to 100%", said. Like this then , it will be a party in which they will have a lot of novelties in the alignment of the Barça, although it does not expect a change 'extreme'. In fact, it expects that they play the players that were not headlines against the Villarreal, as Eric García, Sergio Busquets or Dembélé.

Before a decisive week

In key Barça, is a very important party in which they will have to show a version very convincente, especially by what avecina the next week with the Champions League. The Barcelona team has very few possibilities to surpass the phase of groups, but until it was not mathematically possible will not lose the hope. "Never it knows ...", it said Joan Laporta recently.

The culés receive the Wednesday to the Bayern of Munich to the 21:00 hours in the fifth day of the phase of groups, but before will know if have possibilities to classify to eighth. The Inter receives to Viktoria Plzen in Giuseppe Meazza to the 18:45 hours and, if they win, would be confirming his pass to the following stage of the competition.

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