THE BARÇA, To CONQUER THE CATHEDRAL
The three keys of the Athletic-Barcelona of LaLiga 2017-18
Published:25/10/2017 - 10:00h
Updated:28/10/2017 - 22:38h
The FC Barcelona faces this Saturday a complicated party in Saint Mamés against the Athletic of Bilbao, a team that Ernesto Valverde knows of leftovers when having it trained the last five seasons. The Barça wants to follow with the good series
The FC Barcelona faces this Saturday the tenth day of LaLiga Santander 2017-18 against the Athletic, a team that does not finish of despegar under the control of the Cuco Ziganda, but that it is of the most complicated of the competition and especially is used to to put the very difficult things in his stadium, Saint Mamés, where does strong with some fans that flocks and encourages of unconditional form.
The FC Barcelona will try to follow with the good series appearing on the lawn with his indisputable headlines, although in the centre of the field Ernesto Valverde will have to give relief to an Iniesta that it will not be able to play by some unexpected problems. Leo Messi, in state of grace this season 2017-18, will go back to be essential for the aspirations culés, independently that the secret will be to keep the good collective game that is showing the Barça in the last dates. These are the keys of the party for the culés:
If of something sinned the FC Barcelona the past season, went of the capacity of concentration of his players. In League and Champions can say that they have gone him well the things to level of results this season, but in some phases of distinct meetings has not offered a game brilante, and the FC Barcelona will be forced this Saturday to not raising the foot of the accelerator until it have not achieved a good income in the electronic. Especially important will be the entrance of the players to the lawn, since the Athletic is used to to tighten to his rivals in the first minutes with a very high pressure, that hampers the exit of the balloon played from backwards.
The best in the eleven
It carries it doing all the season, so it expects that Valverde plant on the lawn an alignment balanced, although the best possible for a big appointment and with the presence of the majority of indisputable headlines. It will not be able to have Andrés Iniesta neither Javier Mascherano by distinct problems, but in any case will be able to plant on the lawn, probably with Paulinho or Sergi Roberto in the centre of the field, an alignment of guarantees that serve to tame to the 'lions'.
Messi is hungry of goal
Leo Messi, as of habit, will go back to be the angular stone in the game of the Barcelona. By him they will happen all the balloons of attack, will delay by moments his position to receive in the centre of the field and, from there, will begin to knit played promising. The Argentinian star of the FC Barcelona, besides, knows very very what is cuajar big performances against the Athletic of Bilbao, one of the teams to the that more goals has marked along his career futbolística. The Athletic will try to not to leave him think... But half metre already is a mine of imagination for 'The Flea', that is hungry of goal after some last parties of League in that it has not marked with regularity.